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Team Science

The ICRE recently welcomed two world-renowned thought leaders to our Team Science Symposium. Dr. Eduardo Salas from Rice University and Dr. Anita Woolley from Carnegie Mellon University kept faculty and trainees riveted during their engaging, substantive presentations.

Watch the videos below to learn how to choose the right people for your team (Do you know the optimal gender balance?) and identify the most important factors in team functioning (Hint: It isn’t necessarily team communication!)

The Science of Teamwork: What Matters in Practice? Dr. Salas outlines the science of team science, addressing the “7 Cs” of strong teams and methods for ensuring effective team functioning.

Building Smart Teams Dr. Woolley discusses recent research on collective intelligence in teams and identifies some of the key leverage points for building smart teams from the ground up.

Upcoming Initiatives

Look for other exciting team science initiatives coming up. The Team Science Working Group, led by Director Wishwa Kapoor, MD, MPH, and Associate Director Yael Schenker, MD, along with Colleen Mayowski, EdD and Marie Norman, PhD, is currently at work on several initiatives, including: