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Premier Green Honors Chair Eduardo Salas, Ph.D

In collaboration with the College of Science and Engineering at TCU, Harris College is proud to host Premier Green Honors Chair Eduardo Salas, Ph.D., Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University and recipient of the 2023 American Psychology Association Gold Medal Award for Impact in Psychology.

Salas’ expertise includes assisting in industries such as oil and gas, aviation, petrochemical, military and health care industries, in how to foster teamwork, design and implement team training strategies, how to create a safety culture and minimize errors, facilitate learning and training effectiveness, optimize simulation-based training, manage decision making under stress and develop performance measurement tools.

A series of three presentations will be held over three days. The first is a community event which includes a Meet & Greet, the next two events are student-focused and the third is specially tailored to faculty and graduate students. An abstract for each lecture is listed below.

Saving Lives: Insights from the Science of Teamwork

Wednesday, Sept. 27 | 6 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. | BLUU Ballroom and Zoom

The purpose of this activity is to educate and engage working professionals in learning teamwork principles for application to practice. Effective teams require defined goals and purpose. Role clarity, timely and efficient communication, and a supportive leader set the foundation for effective teamwork.  Effective teams lead to improved health care outcomes. This is a community presentation that anyone can attend with a Meet & Greet with Salas at 5 p.m.

The Science of Teamwork: A Journey

Thursday, Sept. 28 | 9:30-10:50 a.m. and 2:00-3:20 p.m. | Dee J. Kelly Alumni & Visitors Center, Cox A

The purpose of this activity is to educate and engage students in the science and practical application of teamwork principles. Salas will speak about his own experiences in conducting team science research and working with teams across multiple areas that include business, the military, educational systems and health care.

The Transformation on Healthcare one Team at a Time: Some Observations of What it Takes

Friday, Sept. 29 | 10-11:30 a.m. | BLUU Ballroom and Zoom

The purpose of this activity is to educate and engage working professionals in the science and practice of teamwork. It will offer evidence-based observations on the state of the teamwork journey since the 1999 Institute of Medicine report on medical error. The observations are translational statements summarizing the body of knowledge in teamwork. Team training works, but it’s not a panacea, and more is needed to transform one team at a time.

Space is limited. To register, please click the links above.

*The presentations on Wednesday and Friday are CE (continuing education) eligible. To receive credit, please register at the door; if attending virtually, you must register through the Zoom link listed in the TCU Calendar event. Registration and the evaluation are required to obtain CE credit.

The Cecil H. and Ida Green Honors Chair program brings scholars and artists of national and international stature to campus for short residencies to stimulate new ideas, enrich intellectual exchange and nurture relations with the community.