A Team Science Approach to Better Health
The Department of Medicine is committed to translating research discoveries into clinical practice to improve health worldwide. We accomplish this goal through an interdisciplinary approach known as Team Science.
Team science leverages the expertise of professionals from different fields to address a scientific challenge.
The department has a rich history of laboratory science and pioneering research, a research-intensive medical school, and a hospital ranked among the top ten in the nation. The synergy of these resources positions the department to be a preeminent team science leader.
Successful Collaboration is Bi-Directional
We take medical discoveries and put these findings into practice in Stanford Hospitals and Clinics. Patient care generates insights that inform research. This tight feedback loop is efficient and essential to making meaningful medical advancements.
Our Team Science Goal
Stanford has the country’s highest ratio of National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding per researcher. Our team science goal is no less ambitious. We aim to be a national and international leader in the discipline by obtaining at least one nationally recognized, multidisciplinary team science award in the next five years.
Team Science Leadership
to the Chair
Michael K. Helms
Stanford Medicine is Uniquely Suited for a Team Science Model
The Department of Medicine is uniquely qualified to deploy team science to tackle today’s most intractable health challenges. We can leverage:
- Outstanding academic, research, and clinical faculty
- Established laboratories and core science infrastructure
- Significant clinical research infrastructure
- An extensive network of community-based physician practices
- Diverse patient populations across ethnicity, age, and gender identity
- Digital platforms and strong, ongoing partnerships with Silicon Valley
Team Science Project Showcases
Read more about our team science projects and activities as seen below.
Members in 2022
Sessions in 2022
Events in 2022