Please join us for an interactive session on the state of team science in the Greater Houston region. This event will bring together leaders, scientists, and practitioners interested in catalyzing innovative collaborations that lead to extraordinary results. Summit Goals: 1. Highlighting the science of teams and what matters 2. Create an action plan to advance team science in the Greater Houston/Gulf Coast region. For more information, contact Juliana J. Brixey, R.N., M.P.H., Ph.D. by email at Juliana.J.Brixey@uth.tmc.edu or call (713) 500-3579. To register, please RSVP by Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 11:59 PM CST. Summit Information: An agenda will be posted online shortly. Download the Summit Flyer. Organizing Committee: Juliana J. Brixey, RN, MPH, PhD Associate Professor of Biomedical Informatics and Nursing Director of Interprofessional Collaboration The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Eduardo Salas, PhD Professor and Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair in Psychology Rice University Department of Psychology Binata Mukherjee, MD, MBA, Cert GPHAP Director of Health Care Initiative Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business Janis Yadiny, MLS Associate Vice President of Faculty and Academic Development The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Summit Sponsors: The Doerr Institute for New Leaders | Rice University Rice University The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center Speakers a Scott Tannenbaum, Ph.D., The Group for Organizational Effectiveness (gOE) Scott is President and Co-Founder of gOE. Throughout his career, Dr. Tannenbaum has served as a consultant and advisor to organizations across all major industries. Under his leadership, gOE has provided advice, tools, and training to over 500 organizations globally, including 30+ Fortune 100 companies and numerous government and military organizations. Read More a Eduardo Salas, Ph.D., Professor and Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair, Department Chair of Psychology, Rice University Eduardo Salas is the Allyn R. & Gladys M. Cline Chair Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology at Rice University. Previously, he was a Trustee Chair and Pegasus Professor of Psychology at the University of Central Florida where he also held an appointment as Program Director for the Human Systems Integration Research Department at the Institute for Simulation and Training(IST). Before joining IST, he was a senior research psychologist and Head of the Training Technology Development Branch of NAWC-TSD for 15 years. During this period, Dr. Salas served as a principal investigator for numerous R&D programs, including TADMUS, that focused on teamwork, team training, decision-making under stress and performance assessment. Dr. Salas has co-authored over 450 journal articles & book chapters and has co-edited 27 books. His expertise includes assisting organizations in how to foster teamwork, design and implement team training strategies, facilitate training effectiveness, manage decision making under stress, and develop performance measurement tools. Dr. Salas is a Past President of the Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology and the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society (HFES), Fellow of the American Psychological Association (APA) and HFES, and a recipient of the Meritorious Civil Service Award from the Department of the Navy. He is also the recipient of the 2012 Society for Human Resource Management Losey Lifetime Achievement Award, the 2012 Joseph E. McGrath Award for Lifetime Achievement for his work on teams and team training and the 2016 APA Award for Outstanding Lifetime Contributions to Psychology. Panelists - Morning Discussion Tina Langley, M.Ed., M.A., Women's Basketball Head Coach, Rice Owls, Rice University In her first season as head coach of the Rice Owls, Tina Langley helped guide her team to the quarterfinals of the C-USA Championship for the first time since 2012. The Owls went 4-1 in overtime contests under Langley, including a triple overtime win over North Texas on Jan. 10 and then a double overtime victory over the Mean Green on Jan. 30. Prior to Rice, Langley helped develop Maryland into a Final Four program over seven seasons, before being named the fifth head coach in Rice University women’s basketball history by Director of Athletics Joe Karlgaard on April 7, 2015. Langley played basketball and volleyball collegiately for two seasons at Belvill State Junior College before transferring to the University of West Alabama, where she lettered twice in basketball. She graduated from UWA with a degree in special education in 1996, and earned her first master’s degree in Recreation and Leisure with an emphasis in recreation administration from the University of Toledo. Langley would later earn a master of arts in community counseling at the University of Alabama in 2008. Richard Bado, M.M, Chorus Master, Houston Grand Opera and Music Director of the Opera Studies Program, Rice University A native of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, Richard Bado made his professional conducting debut in 1989 leading Houston Grand Opera’s acclaimed production of Show Boat at the newly restored Cairo Opera House in Egypt. Since then, Mr. Bado has conducted at Teatro alla Scala, Opéra National de Paris, Houston Grand Opera, New York City Opera, the Aspen Music Festival, the Tulsa Opera, the Russian National Orchestra, the Florida Philharmonic, the Montreal Symphony, Wolf Trap Opera, Houston Ballet, and has conducted the Robert Wilson production of Virgil Thomson’s Four Saints in Three Acts at the Edinburgh Festival. This past season he conducted Houston Grand Opera’s production of Carousel. An accomplished pianist, Mr. Bado appears regularly with Renée Fleming in recital. He has also played for Cecilia Bartoli, Frederica von Stade, Susan Graham, Denyce Graves, Marcello Giordani, Ramon Vargas, Samuel Ramey, Jamie Barton, Ryan McKinney and Nathan Gunn. Mr. Bado, who holds music degrees from the Eastman School of Music, where he received the 2000 Alumni Achievement Award and West Virginia University, has studied advanced choral conducting with Robert Shaw. Mr. Bado is the Director of the Opera Studies Program at Rice University’s Shepherd School of Music. He also is the Chorus Master for the Houston Grand Opera, where he received the Silver Rose Award in 2013. He has appeared on A Prairie Home Companion with Garrison Keillor. He has served on the faculty of the Aspen Music Festival and School, the Dolora Zajick Institute for Young Dramatic Voices, the International Vocal School in Moscow, Le Chiavi di Bel Canto and has served on the music staff of the Metropolitan Opera, Seattle Opera, the Bolshoi Opera Young Artist Program, Opera Australia, Opera Theater of St. Louis, Chautauqua Opera and Wolf Trap Opera. Mr. Bado regularly judges for the Metropolitan Opera National Council Auditions and served as Houston Grand Opera’s Head of Music Staff for 14 seasons. Stephen T. Wong, Ph.D., Chief Research Information Officer, Chief of Medical Physics and Vice Chair of Radiology at Houston Methodist Hospital Dr. Stephen T. Wong is a specialist with 30 years of experience in computing, drug discovery, electronics, finance, imaging, informatics, and disease research in cancer and neurodegeneration. He is the Chief Research Information Officer, Chief of Medical Physics and Vice Chair of Radiology at Houston Methodist Hospital at Texas Medical Center, the founding Chairman and Professor for Department of Systems Medicine and Bioengineering at Houston Methodist Research Institute, the first such academic department in the nation dedicated to investigate and apply systems biology and engineering approaches in solving healthcare and disease problems. He holds the John S. Dunn Presidential Distinguished Chair at Houston Methodist Hospital and serves as Director of TT & WF Chao Center for BRAIN, Director of the Center for Bioengineering and Informatics, Director of the NCI Center for Modeling Cancer Development at Houston Methodist Research Institute, and Director of Translational Research at Houston Methodist Cancer Center. He is also a Professor of Radiology, Neurosciences, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at Weill Medical College of Cornell University and Professor of Biomedical Informatics, Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics of Texas A&M Health Science Center. Dr. Wong is highly collaborative and serves as an adjunct professor and on the advisory boards of major institutions in Texas Medical Center, including Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Sciences Center at Houston, the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Rice University, and the University of Houston, as well as leading institutions in China and Mexico. David H. Berger, M.D., M.H.C.M., SVP/COO, Baylor St. Luke's Medical Center and CMO SyncedCare David H. Berger, MD, MHCM is the Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer of Baylor St. Luke’s Medical Center. Dr. Berger is an expert in patient flow, operating room throughput, quality and patient safety. He has extensive experience identifying cutting edge health care technology and implementing the technology effectively in hospitals. Dr. Berger is the CEO of SyncedCare an eHealth company engaged in coordinating the surgical episode of care. He has been an invited speaker at the American Hospital Association on topics such as “Accessing the C-Suite: how to get your technology into hospital.” Dr. Berger previously served as Chief Medical Officer of the Baylor College of Medicine McNair Facility. Dr. Berger is a native of New York, where he received his medical degree (1984) from the State University of New York Health Science Center at Brooklyn. Dr. Berger completed a General Surgery residency at SUNY-Brooklyn and fellowship in Surgical Oncology at the UT MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Berger began his academic career in Philadelphia at MCP/Hahnemann School of Medicine. He returned to Texas in 1999 and served as the Operative Care Line Executive at the Michael E. DeBakey VAMC until 2012. The MEDVAMC Surgical Program was recognized as the nation’s busiest service with the best outcomes during Dr. Berger’s tenure. Dr. Berger completed a Master’s degree in Health Care Management at Harvard University in 2007. Dr. Berger is a tenured Professor of Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Berger has over 170 peer reviewed publications. He is the Founding Editor of Perioperative Care and Operating Room Management, a new multidisciplinary Elsevier journal. Dr. Berger is currently a Governor of the American College of Surgeons. He is Past-President of the Association for Academic Surgery and the Association of VA Surgeons. Berger is married to his wife of 33 years Adrianne Saffir-Berger. David and Adrianne have four children Stephanie, Rachel, Daniella, and Isaac. Eric J. Thomas, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.C.P., Professor, General Internal Medicine, McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) Eric J. Thomas is Director of the UT Houston-Memorial Hermann Center for Healthcare Quality and Safety and is Associate Dean for Healthcare Quality. Since 1992 he has conducted research on patient safety and his work was heavily cited in the Institute of Medicine’s landmark report on medical error. Read More a William (Brandon) Vessey, Ph.D., ISS Medical Project, NASA-JSCDr. William “Brandon” Vessey is currently the Deputy Element Scientist for Flight Analogs with NASA’s ISS Medical Project at the Johnson Space Center, providing scientific oversight for ground-based spaceflight analog studies. He received his BA and MS in Psychology and PhD in Industrial and Organizational (I-O) Psychology with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Oklahoma. His primary research interests fall into the broad categories of teams, leadership, and creativity, with specific focus on teamwork over long durations, team leadership, and collective leadership. His past work includes research conducted for NASA’s Human Factors and Behavioral Performance Element, the US Department of Defense (DoD), US Army Research Institute, and National Institutes of Health. Most recently his research has focused on investigation of how teams function in both the current and future spaceflight contexts, specifically how teams can remain cohesive over very long durations in isolated and confined environments. He is an active member of the American Psychological Association, the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, and the Space Medicine Association. He is active in publishing, with works appearing in The Leadership Quarterly, Creativity Research Journal, Creativity and Innovation Management, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, The Encyclopedia of Creativity, and the Research on Managing Groups and Teams series. a Jim Wiederhold, B.S., President of Wiederhold & Associates Jim Wiederhold, President of Wiederhold & Associates, has over 28 years’ of experience in the healthcare industry. For the past 25 years, Jim has assisted close to 1,000 VP, SR VP and C level executives successfully transition to the next level with enhanced skills and behaviors. Working with so many executives over this span of years has afforded Jim the unique insight into how the industry has evolved and changed and how executives need to adapt in order to continue their success. That experience, coupled with his experience in a broad spectrum of industries, including banking, insurance, healthcare, retail and manufacturing, has helped Jim build a successful company. Panelists - Afternoon Discussion a William O’ Keefe, M.S., Human Factor / Team Training Consultant, Houston, Texas / Defense and Space, NASA William (Bill) O’Keefe is currently a team training (a.k.a. Crew Resource Management (CRM)) consultant. He is working with Maersk Training to teach team skills to maritime and drilling crews, and with Minerva Work Solutions to teach team skills at the Center for Disease Control. Previous to that, he had 30 years experience as a manager and instructor training NASA astronauts and flight controllers, initially on technical topics such as Shuttle propulsion and flight control systems, then with the International Space Station (ISS). He was part of the management team that designed and developed the curriculum for the first set of ISS astronauts and flight controllers. He was also the management champion and one of the lead designers, developers and instructors for the ISS CRM training program. He also has 25 years experience as an instructor pilot training new fighter pilots on everything from basic airmanship through advanced combat tactics. He has Masters degrees from Purdue University in Aerospace Engineering and from University of Houston in Physical Science, and a Bachelors from the United States Air Force Academy in Astronautical Engineering. Lynn Wang, M.S., Subsea Lead - Moho Nord Project, Chevron I came from China and earned my 2nd master degree in Ocean Engineering from Texas A&M. I have been working in the oil business for over 20 years as an engineer focusing on offshore subsea development. 12 years ago, I joined Chevron. Since then I have been working on major capital projects; completed 2 projects Blind Faith and Lianzi. Now as a Subsea Lead, I am working on my 3rd project Moho Nord. Lianzi was the first subsea development crossing two Africa countries Congo and Angola that was finished last year. I was the subsea installation manager, leading a team of engineers and managing a contract of more than $700 million dollars. Moho Nord is a multi-billion dollars’ project offshore Congo which will be finished in 2017. a Sid Mebarkia, Ph.D., Subsea Pipeline Senior Consultant, ETC Subsea Pipeline, Chevron Dr. Sid Mebarkia is the Subsea Pipeline Advisor with Chevron. He has over 20 years’ experience in subsea pipelines design and construction. He is currently supporting a wide range of projects across Chevron worldwide businesses and supporting development of new technologies. Dr. Sid Mebarkia has 11 granted patents and many other patents in the process of developments. He was the Subsea Installation Lead then the Subsea Manager for Blind Faith deep water project. He was the recipient of many awards related to technical achievements, new applied technology development and successful projects execution. a Tom Flanagan, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., L.P., Chief Operating Officer, Memorial Hermann, Texas Medical Center Thomas "Tom" Flanagan, R.N., B.S.N., M.A., L.P., is the chief operating officer at Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, which is renowned for providing leading-edge care in trauma, heart, neuroscience, orthopedics, women’s health, general surgery and organ transplantation services. As one of only two certified Level I trauma centers in the Greater Houston area, Memorial Hermann-TMC provides 24/7 emergency and trauma care in addition to serving as the primary teaching hospital for UTHealth Medical School. In his role, Flanagan is responsible for all operations at the 1,082-bed tertiary care hospital, in addition to serving as the executive leader of Life Flight®, the Texas Trauma Institute, Emergency Services, Risk Management and Perioperative Services. With almost four decades of both clinical and administrative healthcare experience, Flanagan is widely recognized for his proficiency in crisis management and disaster preparedness. He began his career as a respiratory therapist before becoming an emergency room nurse and then a Life Flight nurse, where he would eventually rise through the ranks to run the entire program. Prior to being named COO of Memorial Hermann-TMC, Flanagan had executive responsibility for emergency services, trauma services and Life Flight for the 12-hospital Memorial Hermann Health System. In this role, he was critical to the success of an unprecedented capital campaign in collaboration with the Memorial Hermann Foundation, during which more than $40 million was raised to replace the aging fleet of air ambulances. The new state-of-the-art helicopters made their debut in 2006, solidifying Life Flight’s position as the national leader in critical care air transport service. Among his many professional accolades, Flanagan has been named "National Program Director of the Year" by American Eurocopter and the Association of Air Medical Services and "Emergency Nurse of the Year" by the Greater Houston EMS Council. He received a Distinguished Alumnus Award from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Nursing and was honored by HealthWeek with a Nursing Excellence Award for Nursing and Administration. Flanagan was the recepient of the Memorial Hermann Dan S. Wilford Spirit Award, an honor given to one employee whose personal values and attributes most closely reflect those of former president and chief executive officer of Memorial Hermann. Flanagan serves as a board member for numerous organizations, including the Harris County Department of Education’s Center for Safe and Secure Schools, the EMS Departments at both Houston Community College and San Jacinto Community College, and the Southeast Texas Regional Advisory Council. Flanagan received a bachelor's in nursing from UTHealth School of Nursing and a master's in organizational management from the University of Phoenix. a John Watt, B.A., Chef, Managing Partner of Third Coast Restaurant in the Texas Medical Center John Watt, owner and executive chef Prego, has been one of Houston’s most prominent chefs for more than 30 years, winning awards for his highly touted food at Prego and participating in high-profile, food-related fund raising events in the city. Previous to moving to Houston, Watt was the corporate executive chef for famed Texas businessman, real estate developer and philanthropist George P. Mitchell and his The Tremont House hotel in historic Galveston, Texas. Watt oversaw the kitchen of its fine-dining restaurant, The Wentltrap, and also hosted a series of highly acclaimed wine and food events, inviting some of Europe’s and America’s most famous chefs to join him in the kitchen. Some of the guest chefs for these weekend extravaganzas celebrating the best in seafood and wild game included the now-legendary Emeril LaGasse, Christian Germaine, Michael Smith, Joseph Lowry, Philippe Jeanty of Domaine Chandon in Napa Valley, and Paris’ acclaimed Michel Rostang, owner/chef of the restaurant of the same name. In the fall of 1989, Watt was asked by Houston restaurateur Tracy Vaught to help her redevelop the food at her two restaurants, Backstreet Cafe and Prego. Watt was executive chef of both concepts for 10 years, elevating these concepts to become two of Houston’s best and most-loved and –lauded restaurants. At Backstreet Cafe, he helped to teach and develop the skills of Hugo Ortega, a busboy-turned-chef who is now considered one of the city’s best. Gifted with talents in many creative areas, Watt, who holds a Bachelor of Arts with a major in philosophy, has at various times taught art, sculpture and pottery, composed musical scores for theater productions, played guitar with Bob Wills and The Texas Playboys as well as with The Gap Band. Since an early age, he has composed music for theatre, radio and television. He has created jingles for television commercials with a member of The Platters, the singing sensation of the late ‘50s. Most recently, he has composed scores for shows at Houston’s Alley Theatre and for Mildred’s Umbrella Theatre Company. Watt is a two-time guest chef at the prestigious James Beard House in New York City, and is also managing partner with longtime associate/restaurateur Tracy Vaught in The Restaurant & Conference Center. Watt and wife Susan have been married for 30 years and have a grown son.