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Archive Speakers Series Presentations

"This Might Hurt" Film Screening Town Hall

The Culture of Caring hosted a two-part virtual event for the return of our speaker series. The first part involved a free screening of the documentary feature film, This Might Hurt. An official selection of the Austin Film Festival, This Might Hurt follows Dr. Howard Schubiner, a Clinical Professor of Medicine at Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, as he works with several chronic pain patients using a new, science-based treatment for calming the nervous system and unlearning pain.

Watch the film "This Might Hurt" (available to those with MSU Net IDs)

The second part was held on September 21, 2021. Dr. Schubiner joined Claudia Finkelstein as a panelist to answer questions about the film. Watch the Town Hall below.

Fitness for Mind, Body and Soul

Inspiring Culture Change: Lessons Learned from a Career in Quality Improvement

Don Berwick is a former Administrator of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. He is president emeritus and senior fellow at the Institute for Healthcare Improvement. A more comprehensive list of his accomplishments can be found hereIn addition to his work as a professor at Harvard Medical School, he is a recipient of numerous awards. In 2005, he was appointed “Honorary Knight Commander of the British Empire” by the Queen of England in honor of his work with the British National Health Service. Dr. Berwick is author of numerous articles and the books Curing Health Care and Escape Fire.

We had the tremendous good fortune to host him on January 15, 2020 here at the College of Human Medicine. While we are unable to share the recording on Dr. Berwick's presentation, please watch this inspiring video from his 2012 Harvard commencement address.

Creating a Culture of Caring in the College of Human Medicine: Lessons Learned from the Trauma-Informed Culture Change Efforts in the City of Flint

Vicki Johnson-Lawrence, PhD
Assistant professor, Division of Public Health
Social epidemiologist & community-based researcher

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. 

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

Watch Dr. Jagsi's presentation

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.

Individual and Organizational Resilience After Tragedy

Watch Dr. VandePol's presentation

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.