Annual Dean’s Healthcare System Team Science Award Nominations Sought by July 30th

Nominations are sought for the Annual Dean’s Healthcare System Award, sponsored by Conduits, the Institute for Translational Science. This award has been established to acknowledge and underscore the emerging importance of interdisciplinary teams to the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications.

This award is meant to recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary or transdisciplinary research team for its innovative and impactful science that has advanced or likely will advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of disease. This research effort should ideally reflect a partnership between basic and clinical science and reflect a novel undertaking that would not have been accomplished by any single member of the team working in isolation.

For 2017, this award will focus on Team Science in Cancer Research, which often requires participation of investigations from a broad array of disciplines including biomedical science, genomics, Immunology, pharmacology & nanotechnology, systems biology, biomedical engineering, bioinformatics, clinical informatics, computational biology, experimental pathology, imaging, in vivo models, mHealth, Big Data analytics, biostatistics, population science clinical investigation and community engagement. A one thousand dollar prize will be given to the recipients of this Team Science Award.


  • To showcase outstanding role models of collaborative, interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research
  • To provide a venue to acknowledge the importance of Team Science in solving complex and meaningful problems, significantly impacting human health and advancing novel solutions in the field of cancer.


  • Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

Team science collaboration: as evidenced by 3 or more members of a Team that reflect participation of both basic and clinical disciplines who have worked to address a major problems concerning the pathogenesis, diagnosis, monitoring, treatment, and/or prevention of cancer

Applicants: All Team Leaders must be employed by the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) or be on the faculty at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) or State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. Collaborators from industry, who are members of a given MSHS &/, RPI or Stony Brook investigative team, may be included.

Limit: MSHS, RPI and SUNY Stony Brook faculty and healthcare professionals may only participate in one Team Science Award application.

Program Guidelines:

Please submit the following materials as a single pdf by email to ( on or before July 30th.

  • A 1-2 page summary, delineating the Team’s contribution to the field of cancer research, (including citation of published work), the gap in knowledge addressed and the impact of the research on human health.
  • Current standard CV and bibliography

Nominations will be considered by an Executive Committee and the recipients announced in August. Questions? Please contact Janice Gabrilove, MD ( or Crispin Goytia (