2018 Robert Newcomb Interdisciplinary Team Science Award


The Robert Newcomb Interdisciplinary Team Science Award has been established to celebrate the importance of interdisciplinary teams to the translation of research discoveries into clinical applications and, eventually, clinical practice.

Requirements for the Team Science Award

For the purpose of this award, a team is comprised of independent researcher professionals (faculty, research, and specialist series—not including trainees) providing complementary interdisciplinary expertise, each of whom have made separate, substantive, and quantifiable contributions to the research being recognized. The "Team" should be comprised of a minimum of 3 members. The team leader and a majority of the team must be employees of UC Irvine or its affiliates (CHOC, VA).

Self-nominations are encouraged. A single coordinated nomination should be submitted for each team. The following information will be required to submit a nomination (Download Nomination Form):

  • The name and contact information for the team leader
  • A list of all members of the team, their professional titles and affiliations, department and school
  • Name of the research project
  • Role of each member of the team
  • A statement describing how the team is “better than the sum of its parts”
  • Evidence of products produced through team collaboration (publications and/or grants received)
  • A statement describing how this interdisciplinary research has or will translate to clinical significance.



Nominations are due by Friday, Mar 9, 2018

The recipient of this award will be honored at 
The 10 th Annual ICTS Awards Dinner
“People Who Make A Difference in Human Health” 

Friday, May 4, 2018
The Cove at UCI Applied Innovation


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