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Past Speakers Series Events

Psychological Safety, Google And Culture in Our College Of Human Medicine: Is “Midwestern Nice” Actually Nice?

Psychological safety is the number one predictor of the effectiveness of work teams. This talk will explore the concept of psychological safety, how trauma informed principles can provide a framework for creating it, and how to use these ideas to advance organizational effectiveness and a Culture of Caring. 

Jennifer Johnson, PhD
Professor and C. S. Mott Endowed Professor of Public Health
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

Claudia Finkelstein, MD
Director of Wellness, Resilience and Vulnerable Populations
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine

#MeToo: Harnessing Evidence to Ensure Safe and Equitable Environments in Healthcare and Academic Medicine

Dr. Reshma Jagsi is Newman Family Professor and Deputy Chair in the Department of Radiation Oncology and Director of the Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences in Medicine at the University of Michigan. After graduating first in her class from Harvard College, she pursued her medical training at Harvard Medical School, served as a resident in radiation oncology and fellow in the Center for Ethics at Harvard, and completed her doctorate in Social Policy at the University of Oxford as a Marshall Scholar. Dr. Jagsi’s medical research focuses on improving the quality of care received by breast cancer patients, both by advancing the ways in which breast cancer is treated with radiation and by advancing the understanding of patient decision-making, cost, and access to appropriate care. Her social scientific research includes research into issues of bioethics arising from cancer care and research regarding gender issues, including studies of women's representation in the medical profession.

Reshma Jagsi, MD, DPhil
Director, Center for Bioethics and Social Sciences
University of Michigan

Individual and Organizational Resilience After Tragedy

Bob VandePol serves as Executive Director of the Pine Rest Employee Assistance Program (EAP). Prior to spearheading their EAP program, Mr. VandePol was president of the world’s largest provider of critical incident response services to the workplace. Active as a keynote speaker, he has published and been quoted in business and clinical journals, co-authored book chapters addressing workplace response to tragedy, and has been featured as subject matter expert in numerous video training series. He managed CCN’s Command Center in Manhattan after the 2001 terrorist attacks and frequently consults regarding how executives can lead organizational recovery during crises.

Bob VandePol, MSW 
Executive Director, Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services

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