March 28 Mar 28
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Engaging in Team Science

11:30AM - 1:00PM

Our ability to solve increasingly complex problems depends on continued specialization of research expertise and more effective interaction and integration of scientists on a single research project. 

Join us to hear Dr. L. Michelle Bennett explain the characteristics, processes, and dynamics that contribute to a successful multi-faceted research team and provide guidance and training on how team science should be initiated, conducted, and evaluated to conquer scientific challenges. Participants will also learn to develop strategies to prevent, reduce, and mitigate conflict among researchers when engaging in team science.

This event is hosted by R2G2, which is sponsored by the Stanford School of Medicine’s Grant Writing Academy, Office of Faculty Development and Diversity, and Proposal Development Office.


Dr. L. Michelle Bennett, PhD

Dr. L. Michelle Bennett, PhD is currently serving as Senior Vice President of Roger Schwarz and Associates where she focuses on helping individuals, teams and organizations create the capacity for more productive partnerships and innovation in team science.

She recently left the National Institute of Health where she spent 20 years in various positions. Over these two decades she has gained expertise in catalyzing collaborations, strategic planning, facilitating complex projects across the NIH, government and academia, and promoting scientific integration to achieve innovation in health and disease research.

Dr. Bennett has over 15 years of practical experience in promoting collaboration and team-based approaches by bringing together research scientists with diverse backgrounds and expertise to solve complex scientific problems. She co-authored Collaboration and Team Science: A Field Guide that serves as a primer for investigators who are building or participating on a research team.

Dr. Bennett earned her Ph.D. in oncology from the University of Wisconsin – Madison and conducted her post-doctoral research in the genetic susceptibility to breast cancer at the interface of the environment at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences.