ICTR Deputy Executive Director, Elizabeth Burnside, has been awarded the inaugural UW Medical Foundation (UWMF) Professorship in Team Science. This honor is in recognition of her impressive leadership accomplishments in guiding the local clinical and translational research enterprise and provides some discretionary funding to support her ongoing research and leadership activities. Allan Brasier, ICTR Executive Director, comments,
Dr. Burnside was recognized for her excellence on multiple fronts: mentorship, leadership, clinical practice, and scholarship. In addition to my partnership with her in leading ICTR and our CTSA award, she also plays substantial leadership roles in the NIH-funded All of Us (AoU) Wisconsin program, the SMPH Clinical and Health Informatics Institute (CHI2), and the Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) Training Program.
Moreover, Beth has been playing a significant role in the system wide adoption of team science throughout the new strategic plan in ICTR. Congratulations, Beth!
The new UWMF professorship is a partnership between UWMF and SMPH to advance and support an outstanding faculty member engaged in a transdisciplinary leadership role in team science and clinical and translational research.
Burnside, an SMPH Professor of Radiology, also has affiliate appointments in the Departments of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Population Health Sciences, and Biostatistics & Medical Informatics, in addition to serving as SMPH Associate Dean for Team Science & Interdisciplinary Research. She responds,
It is a true privilege every day to be able to undertake my work in Radiology, ICTR, SMPH, and UW-Madison. I feel incredibly lucky to be striving, in partnership with other gifted leaders, to tackle difficult and important challenges. Thank you everyone for laying and sustaining the foundation that makes my contributions possible.
Read more about Dr. Burnside and her affinity for Team Science in this 2019 profile from the UW SMPH Quarterly magazine.