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Team Writing: Opportunities and Challenges (Team Science Seminar Series 2023-2024 #3)

Team Writing: Opportunities and Challenges (Team Science Seminar Series 2023-2024 #3)

December 7, 2023 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm America/Los Angeles Timezone
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Laurel Barchet

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Co-authored papers tend to be cited more frequently than single-authored papers and are ubiquitous in the sciences. Yet, team-based writing can be challenging.  Join the third session of the 2023-2024 ITHS Team Science Seminar Series to learn about tools and strategies to support productive, impactful, and enjoyable team-based writing.

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618 KBSLIDE PRESENTATION: Team Writing – Opportunities & Challenges


Learning Objectives

  1. Understand the rationale for participating in team-based writing
  2. Identify tools to support planning, drafting, and revising your team-based writing products
  3. Describe strategies to enhance the experience, productivity, and impact of your team-based writing
  4. Discuss ways to highlight team-based writing roles and co-author contributions in curriculum vitae and academic appointment and promotion materials

About the Speakers

Erin Abu-Rish Blakeney, PhD, RN, is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics at the UW School of Nursing. She is a co-lead of the UW ITHS Team Science Core and has nearly 15 years of experience as a health professions and health services researcher in developing, implementing, and testing team approaches to interdisciplinary education, healthcare, and research.

Dr. Blakeney earned her first bachelor’s degree in Politics and Environmental Studies from Whitman College, a second bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Johns Hopkins University, and a master’s degree in International Education from New York University focusing on cross-cultural exchange and training. She earned her PhD in Nursing Science Statistics from the University of Washington and she is currently in the third year of a 3-year NHLBI-funded K12 career development program focused on implementation science.

Dr. Blakeney’s program of research is motivated by the understanding that how teams work together influences production of new knowledge and translation of research into practice along the entire classroom to bench to bedside spectrum. Her current areas of research interest include: (1) identifying best practices and promising models for improving interdisciplinary team dynamics and outcomes; (2) understanding mechanisms of action connecting the quality of interdisciplinary team communication and relationships with team effectiveness and outcomes; (3) discovering strategies to implement and sustain team science training and best practices for individuals and teams carrying out interdisciplinary translational research and practice.

Brenda ZierlerBrenda K. Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN, is a Professor and Vice Chair of Education in the Department of Biobehavioral Nursing and Health Informatics in the University of Washington (UW) School of Nursing. Dr. Zierler conducts interdisciplinary research that advances the fields of interprofessional collaborative practice, team science, implementation science, and quality improvement to improve team and patient outcomes. Dr. Zierler teaches Team Science and Leadership in the PhD program and Quality Improvement, Patient Safety and Informatics in the undergraduate nursing program. Her primary appointment is in the UW School of Nursing but she holds three adjunct appointments – two in the UW School of Medicine (Department of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery & Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education) and one in the UW School of Public Health (Department of Health Systems and Population Health).

Dr. Zierler is co-lead of the Team Science Core for UW’s Institute for Translational Health Sciences (CTSA). She is the Director of Research and Training for the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education, Practice and Research.  She is a past member of the Institute of Medicine’s Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professions Education.