Team Science Workshop

Speaker Bios

Daniel Anker, PhD, JDDaniel Anker, PhD, JD
Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Human Resources, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University

Daniel Anker, Ph.D., J.D., holds a doctorate in anthropology from Duke University and a law degree from the Case Western Reserve University School of Law. In 1994, he became the director of faculty affairs at the School of Medicine. In 1997, he was promoted to associate dean of faculty and institutional affairs. Human resources responsibilities were added to his position in 2004.

The office facilitates the appointment and promotion process for faculty, manages the human resource function for both faculty and staff, coordinates with the central university to expedite human resources needs, and maintains the School of Medicine faculty roster.

Joseph Calabrese, MDJoseph Calabrese, MD
Director, Mood Disorders Program, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Professor, Psychiatry, CWRU School of Medicine

Chair, Bipolar Disorders Research, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Director, Bipolar Disorders Research Center, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center

Joseph R. Calabrese, M.D. is the recipient of the Bipolar Disorders Research Chair, the director the Bipolar Disorders Research Center, and the director of the Mood Disorders Program at Case Western Reserve University. He has directed or co-directed three separate research centers dedicated to improving clinical outcomes in under-served populations of bipolar disorder, including those with bipolar depression, rapid cycling, children and adolescents, adults with substance use disorders as well as members of the Reserve Component of the US Department of Defence. Dr. Calabrese has received five lifetime achievement awards, including the "The Nola Maddox Falcone Prize for Affective Disorders" in 2005 (NARSAD), the Gerald L. Klerman Lifetime Achievement Award in 2008, and the 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from the European Bipolar Forum.

Sambath Chung, PhDSambath Chung, PhD
Presentation: Pure Demonstration

Sambath is a Pure Consultant representing Elsevier New York and will provide a user demonstration of Pure Experts, a directory of researcher expertise that enables collaboration among researchers. This expertise portal is a key component of the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland's mission to catalyze new knowledge and discovery to enhance and improve patient care and promote better health in the community.

Finding the appropriate collaborators has been an arduous and tedious process of searching multiple databases, or relying on word-of-mouth recommendations. Pure Experts serves to replace this, and the Clinical and Translational Science Collaborative of Cleveland hopes this will lead to an ever increasing number of collaborative research projects between Case Western Reserve University and our partner institutions.

Stephen M. Fiore, PhDStephen M. Fiore, PhD
Presentation Title: Team Science and Team Dynamics: Understanding the Theory and Practice of Collaboration in Science

Director, Cognitive Sciences Laboratory -- Institute for Simulation and Training
Associate Professor, Cognitive Sciences -- Department of Philosophy
University of Central Florida

Stephen M. Fiore is an Associate Professor of Cognitive Sciences in the University of Central Florida's Department of Philosophy and director of the Cognitive Sciences Laboratory at UCF's Institute for Simulation and Training. He also serves as the current president of the Interdisciplinary Network for Group Research ( and is a founding program committee member for the annual Science of Team Science conference ( Dr. Fiore's primary area of research is the interdisciplinary study of complex collaborative problem solving. He has taken a leadership role in the development of the field of team cognition, a melding of cognition with understanding how humans interact socially and with technology. He maintains a multidisciplinary research interest that incorporates aspects of the cognitive, social, and computational sciences in the investigation of learning and performance in individuals and teams. He is co-editor of recent volumes on Shared Cognition, (2012), Macrocognition in Teams (2008), Distributed Learning (2007), Team Cognition (2004), and he has co-authored over 150 scholarly publications in the area of learning, memory, and problem solving at the individual and the group level. He is currently a member of the National Research Council's "Science of Team Science" committee for their Board of Behavioral, Cognitive, and Sensory Sciences. He has a Ph.D. in cognitive psychology from the University of Pittsburgh, Learning Research and Development Center.

Mark Griswold, PhD Mark Griswold, PhD
Professor of Radiology, Case Center for Imaging Research

The research in Dr. Griswold's lab focuses primarily on the development of software and hardware for fast MRI imaging methods, in particular those related to multidetector imaging. Since his initial work in this field, he has developed many parallel methods, in particular the GRAPPA method, as well as several other variants. His lab has also focused on the development of multitransmitter technology, especially those which use on-coil amplifier technology.

Vikas Gulani, MD, PhDVikas Gulani, MD, PhD
Director of MRI, Assistant Professor, Department of Radiology, Case Center for Imaging Research

The goal of Dr. Gulani's research group is to develop new MRI methods that provide a quantitative underlay for evaluation of tissue/pathology, and to translate these techniques to patient care. The work has one foot in basic science and the other in clinical science. We span MR acquisitions and image reconstruction, application development, and clinical evaluation. Areas of focus include MR relaxometry, perfusion and diffusion, body MRI, and vascular MRI.

Susann Brady Kalnay, PhDSusann Brady Kalnay, PhD
Professor of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Case Western Reserve University

Susann M. Brady-Kalnay, Ph.D., is a Full Professor at Case Western Reserve University in the departments of Molecular Biology and Microbiology, Neurosciences, Pathology and Division of General Medical Sciences/Oncology. She studies cell adhesion molecules in cancer progression, with an emphasis on studying the disregulation of the molecule PTPRM in Glioblastoma multiforme. Brady-Kalnay has served two terms on the leadership committee of the National Cancer Biology Training Consortium, in 2009-2010 as Vice President and Treasurer, and in 2010-2011 as Vice President and Secretary. She currently is chair of the Diversity Recruitment Committee. She has served as an external reviewer for many journal articles and has been an invited guest editor for a special issue of the journal Cell Adhesion and Migration[5]. Brady-Kalnay has also reviewed grant applications for the National Institutes of Health (NIH), The Broad Foundation Medical Research Program, The Wellcome Trust of London, U.K., The Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, and the U.S. Department of Defense's Army Prostate Cancer Research Program. Brady-Kalnay received the Albert Ryan Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship and a Goldring Postdoctoral Fellowship. In 2008, she was awarded the Tabitha Yee May Lou Endowment for Brain Cancer Research. In 2011, Brady-Kalnay was awarded the Special Achievement Award from the National Alumni Association at the University of Dayton.

Z.R. Lu, PhDZ.R. Lu, PhD
M. Frank and Margaret Domiter Rudy Professor of Biomedical Engineering, Case Western Reserve University

The research in Dr. Zheng-Rong Lu's laboratory focuses on molecular imaging and drug delivery using novel nanotechnology. We are interested in using biodegradable materials and organic nanomaterials to design and develop targeted, safe and effective imaging agents and drug delivery systems for diagnostic imaging, treatment of human diseases and image-guided therapy. Our ongoing research projects include 1) biodegradable macromolecular MRI contrast agents that can be used for contrast enhanced cardiovascular and cancer MRI; 2) targeted nanoglobules with well-defined sizes.

Shirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAANShirley M. Moore, PhD, RN, FAAN
Presentation Title: Team Science Course Overview

Dr. Moore is the Edward J. and Louise Mellen Professor of Nursing and Associate Dean for Research at Case Western Reserve University's Francis Payne Bolton School of Nursing. She received her BSN from Kent State University in Kent, Ohio, in 1974, and her MSN from Case Western Reserve University in 1991. She has been on faculty at FPB since 1992. She received her PhD in Nursing from Case Western Reserve University in 1993 and became a professor in 2004. Currently, Dr. Moore is the head of FPB's Center for Research and Scholarship and the NIH-funded Center of Excellence for Self-Management Advancement through Research and Translation (SMART). Her research is interdisciplinary, involving colleagues in the disciplines of exercise physiology, medicine, systems engineering, economics, psychology, social work, and statistics. Dr. Moore is committed to developing the next generation of nurse scientists. To her students, she is a dedicated role mode! sharing expertise and guidance in coursework, proposal development, and dissertation writing. She includes students in her submissions to conferences and encourages students to use her databases to answer new research questions. She is currently director of an NIH-funded program to train pre- and post-doctoral nurse scientists. Dr. Moore has held leadership roles in numerous professional organizations, including the American Heart Association, the Academy for Healthcare Improvement, and Sigma Theta Tau Intemational Honor Society of Nursing.

Robert A. Salata, M.D.Robert A. Salata, M.D.
Professor of Medicine, Epidemiology and International Health, Case Western Reserve University
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center
Chief, Division of Infectious Diseases & HIV Medicine

Dr. Salata's research interests include epidemiology and management of healthcare-associated infections and international HIV/AIDS.