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The Georgia CTSA TEAMS (Translational Education and Mentoring in Science) Program provides faculty, postdocs and clinical fellows from our member institutions the opportunity to develop professional skills in the areas of translational and clinical research, with special emphasis on multidisciplinary teams. This innovative, cohort-based model takes a three-pillared approach to mentoring and includes learning communities, 1:1 mentoring, as well as training and resources. 

Fellows selected to participate in our cohort will have the opportunity to participate in both in-person and virtual mentoring during the 9-month program.

Meet the Inaugural 2019 - 2020 Fellows!

Program Goals

The goal of Georgia CTSA TEAMS is to identify a mentor who can provide networking opportunities and support in the area of team science, professional development, and research skill-building. The program is not designed to match mentors and fellows on substantive areas of research or directly facilitate research collaboration.

  • Develop technical skills for working in a multi-disciplinary team science environment
  • Develop relational/interpersonal skills for working in multi-disciplinary team science
  • Develop networks to improve collaboration in multi-disciplinary team science

 

Benefits of Participation

Fellows

Fellows participating in this program will have the opportunity to meet colleagues from other Georgia CTSA institutions, improve communication skills, understand their strengths and areas for development through self-assessment, hone grant writing skills, obtain 1:1 and group mentoring, and develop a personalized individual development plan.

Mentors

Learning Community mentors and 1:1 mentors will enhance their personal mentoring skills, improve communication skills, obtain access to the mentoring toolkit, and receive recognition as Georgia CTSA Mentor of Excellence at program completion.

 

Program at a Glance

Learning Communities

Fellows selected for the program will be divided into small groups that have similar areas of interest.  Each group will be led by a Learning Community Mentor who will guide the discussion and assist in defining the curriculum for the group.  Content experts will be invited to participate in monthly video-conferenced meetings to present on topics as determined by the group.  Each learning community will have the flexibility to create a curriculum that best fits their needs.

1:1 Mentoring

In addition to team mentoring, fellows will also be matched with a mentor. Pairs are expected to meet once per month for at least one hour. Meetings can take place remotely via Skype, Zoom, etc. or in person.

Mentoring Toolkit

A content-rich website with resources to support both mentors and fellows is now available.  Resources include articles of interest, training materials, an Individual Development Plan, and a mentoring agreement. 

Program Kickoff

Full-day in-person event for fellows and a 2-hour in-person event for mentors. Both fellows and mentors will participate in a program overview session, networking lunch, and resource workshop. Fellows will also obtain personalized feedback on a strength-based assessment and receive communication skills training.

Required attendance for fellows, learning community mentors, and 1:1 mentors.

Mid-Year Event

All Fellows will meet again for this half-day event with speed networking and dynamic speaker on a team science topic. 

Graduation

We’ll join together one last time to celebrate the graduation of fellows from the program and recognize the outstanding contributions of our mentors.  

Timeline

View the 2020 TEAMS Program timeline

Program Cost

There is no cost to participate in this program.

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