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Darla M. Castelli and Ang Chen

referred to the preceding paper in this special issue of Kinesiology Review by Sun and Zhang. Inclusion criteria for study selection were robust scientific methodologies, evidenced-based physical education curricula, dynamic treatment plans, and the use of team science (see Brown & Summerbell, 2009

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Thomas H. Kelly and Carl G. Mattacola


The National Institutes of Health's Clinical and Translational Science Award initiative is designed to establish and promote academic centers of clinical and translational science (CTS) that are empowered to train and advance multi- and interdisciplinary investigators and research teams to apply new scientific knowledge and techniques to enhance patient care. Among the key components of a full-service center for CTS is an educational platform to support research training in CTS. Educational objectives and resources available to support the career development of the clinical and translational scientists, including clinical research education, mentored research training, and career development support, are described.


The purpose of the article is to provide an overview of the CTS educational model so that rehabilitation specialists can become more aware of potential resources that are available and become more involved in the delivery and initiation of the CTS model in their own workplace. Rehabilitation clinicians and scientists are well positioned to play important leadership roles in advancing the academic mission of CTS. Rigorous academic training in rehabilitation science serves as an effective foundation for supporting the translation of basic scientific discovery into improved health care. Rehabilitation professionals are immersed in patient care, familiar with interdisciplinary health care delivery, and skilled at working with multiple health care professionals.


The NIH Clinical and Translational Science Award initiative is an excellent opportunity to advance the academic development of rehabilitation scientists.

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Bradley D. Hatfield, Calvin M. Lu, and Jo B. Zimmerman

developments, he describes the amazing endurance capabilities of the Tarahumara peoples of Mexico, who were products of their unique culture in the modern world. Dyreson extended the call for strong team science to the notion of team scholarship to understand human performance beyond science to include the

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Mark S. Dyreson

application of “team science” approaches. While I am certainly a fan of team science as an essential strategy for attacking complex questions with multidisciplinary collaboratives, I would encourage kinesiology to pioneer an even larger congregation of experts. As my brief microhistory of the scientific

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Bradley D. Hatfield

and signal processing merged with motion capture. In this manner, a team science approach consisting of sport psychologists, biomechanists, exercise physiologists, neuroscientists, engineers, computer scientists, mathematicians, and coaches may well provide greater confidence in understanding superior

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Diane L. Gill

impact, we can look to some models in psychology, allied health fields, and education. Translational research, implementation science, interdisciplinary team science, and community-engaged research have been increasing steadily in those fields for over 10 years. The scholars leading these efforts

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Richard B. Kreider

high-level performers and military personnel. Nearly all competitive teams employ strength and conditioning specialists, and most teams have sport dietitians and/or nutrition consultants on their performance-enhancement team. Science-based training and nutritional strategies have played an important

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Suzan F. Ayers and Amelia Mays Woods

maintaining strong school–university partnerships and focusing on program branding and marketing efforts. These partnerships can develop into a team science research approach, which relates to both external funding and intrainstitutional viability. Such an approach could help to more appropriately reward

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Darla M. Castelli and Latrice Sales Mitchell

engage in authentic transdisciplinary team science that is theory-driven while enacting best practice and empirical policy development ( Castelli & Chen, 2018 ). If PETE faculty conduct rigorous research, there will be evidence of the downstream effects of our redesign and collective integration. Until