The CCTST Integration Committee was established to help researchers formulate strategies to improve their research, overcome environmental challenges and build collaborations. The core Committee is composed of senior research faculty from across the Academic Health Center, each carrying a broad range of expertise. Most committee members are responsible for managing those research services of greatest utility to clinical and translational researchers.

Each Integration Committee meeting is fully customized to the guest or guests. Typically, we invite one researcher to briefly present their work and any challenges that they’ve faced. Then the group brainstorms ideas for accelerating the research. This might be through linkage to key collaborators, help in navigating mentor-mentee relationships, or identifying support services that are available. On occasion, the Integration Committee may host a group of researchers focused on a common topic in order to identify opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration. Other alternatives include meeting with senior leaders to identify mutual interests and opportunities for a symbiotic relationship, or meeting with faculty interested in changing directions and who might be looking for external opinions.

Integration Committees are generally held on Wednesdays from 3–4 p.m. If you are interested in being a guest at the Integration Committee, or if you know someone who might benefit from attending, please contact Susan C Cronin.

For more information, please see this article about the Integration Committee model.