Our Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM) team science process utilizes an approach to increase the rapid translation of research discoveries to improve the health of minority and underserved populations and disadvantaged communities. MSM works to achieve health equity through conducting Tx transformational translational research. Tx is the MSM description of our translational research continuum. Coined at Morehouse School of Medicine (MSM), Tx TM symbolizes an approach and scientific philosophy that intentionally promotes and supports convergence of interdisciplinary approaches and scientists to stimulate exponential advances for the health of diverse communities. The “T” of the trademark acknowledges the importance of the phases of the translational continuum. However, the exponent "x" represents the goal to move research from the Translational to the Transformational. Tx is the type of research conducted by MSM, MDTTs – Multidisciplinary Translational Teams is the process by which we conduct Tx research.
This lightning round presentation will address a Nexus Summit strategic imperative that demonstrates a new model of team science which MSM defines as a multidisciplinary translational team (MDTT). MDTTs by definition must include required community and learner members. In this lightning round we will share our MDTT journeys that cross research teams’ composition, curricula, team culture, community trust building, sustainability issues and interprofessional education. We will discuss our successes, challenges and failures of building and sustaining these teams. Institutional and community internalization of this new and different way of working has been a long and sometimes difficult journey.
All of our work throughout the institution and within the communities that we have pledged to serve, rest on the foundation of our MSM vision, to lead the creation and advancement of health equity. We demonstrate that MDTTs are a powerful tool for achieving health equity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity is planned and implemented by The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Office of Interprofessional Continuing Professional Development (OICPD). The OICPD is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The National Center OICPD is approved by the Board of Certification, Inc. to provide continuing education to Athletic Trainers (ATs). This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.
Physicians: The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education designates this live activity for AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with their participation.
Physician Assistants: The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME.
Nurses: Participants will be awarded contact hours of credit for attendance at this workshop.
Nurse Practitioners: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts credit from organizations accredited by the ACCME and ANCC.
Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians: This activity is approved for contact hours.
Athletic Trainers: This program is eligible for Category A hours/CEUs. ATs should claim only those hours actually spent in the educational program.
Social Workers: As a Jointly Accredited Organization, the National Center is approved to offer social work continuing education by the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB) Approved Continuing Education (ACE) program. Organizations, not individual courses, are approved under this program. State and provincial regulatory boards have the final authority to determine whether an individual course may be accepted for continuing education credit. The National Center maintains responsibility for this course. Social workers completing this course receive continuing education credits.
IPCE: This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credits for learning and change.