Published August 29, 2018
Eduardo Salas, PhD, is an internationally recognized expert on the science of teamwork, fostering team effectiveness and the design and implementation of team training strategies.
He’s the author of more than 400 publications, including teamwork guidelines for health care and other industries, and he is professor and Allyn R. and Gladys M. Cline Chair of the Department of Psychological Sciences at Rice University. On Friday, September 7, he’s coming to UB as the final presenter in the 2017 - 2018 Translational Teamwork Workshop Series sponsored by the UB Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Workforce Development Core as part of its ongoing Core Competencies in Translational Science series.
“We are extremely humbled and excited to host the world’s leading expert on teamwork training,” said Katia Noyes, PhD, MPH, Department of Epidemiology and Environmental Health, School of Public Health and Health Professions, and director of the CTSI’s Team Science core. “He is a pioneer of the science of teamwork and teamwork training across several industries.”
Core Competency Workshops are designed to increase the knowledge base of researchers and trainees in 14 subject areas that are deemed to be essential to researchers in clinical and translational science by the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences (NCATS). Participants who attend all the workshops in a series are eligible to receive a CTSI Certificate of Completion. The launch of the Leadership Workshop Series, which is coming out this fall, will bring to 10 the number of core competencies covered by the CTSI Workforce Development series. The Translational Teamwork Workshop Series launched in December of last year.
“These days, teamwork is widely recognized as the essential component of innovation, efficiency and high quality,” said Noyes. In public health and biomedical research, partners include patients; caregivers; advocacy groups; academic and community clinicians; members of underrepresented minorities and special populations; community-based organizations; industry partners; payers and managed care organizations; local and national policy makers; public health organizations and many others.
“We designed this new CTSI-sponsored workshop series on teamwork in medicine and research to provide participants with basic knowledge of teamwork principles and help them develop skills necessary to be productive team players,” she said. “We are very grateful for the opportunity to learn from Dr. Salas about the challenges of implementing teamwork in organizations and hope to identify new strategies for effective teamwork practice, training and research at UB and in the Buffalo community.”
The workshop is scheduled Friday, September 7, from 3 to 5 p.m. in the Clinical and Translational Research Center, room 5019 A and B.