Faculty Research Series Presents Professor Reuben McDaniel and Professor Luci Leykum on Care Teams in Hospitals - How Making Sense and Improvising Can Keep You Alive
Who: Dr. Reuben McDaniel, IROM and Dr. Luci Leykum, UT Health Science Center at San Antonio
What: Faculty Research Series
When: Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2011 5:00 - 6:00 PM
Where: UTC 4.124
Why Come: Dr. McDaniel and Dr. Leykum will talk about the problem of team function in knowledge and technology-rich environments and why this information is relevant to many organizations. They use the study of physician teams in hospital settings to understand the association between team relationships and outcomes. And they describe how their findings provide insights on improving team function across organizations.
Dr. Reuben McDaniel is the Charles and Elizabeth Prothro Regents Chair in Health Care Management and Professor of Information Management at McCombs. He received his EdD from Indiana University, MS from Akron University and BS from Drexel University. He teaches graduate courses in Managing Complexity and Information and Knowledge Management. His research interest is in the management of complex adaptive systems, with a particular interest in health care organizations. He has published two books and over 100 articles and book chapters including articles in Health Care Management Review, Implementation Science, The Journal of Family Practice and Medical Care. Reuben has been a visiting faculty member at the Helsinki School of Economics and Business Administration and The Pennsylvania State University. He served as Associate Dean of the College of Business Administration and as chair of the Faculty Council, the major policy making body of The University.
Luci Leykum, MD, MBA, MSc is the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine. She joined The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio faculty as a general internist in the Department of Medicine in 2004. Dr. Leykum attended Columbia College and earned her MD and Masters in Business Administration from Columbia University in 1999. She completed her residency training in internal medicine at Presbyterian Hospital in 2002 and became a member of the Columbia faculty in the the Division of General Medicine, Section of Hospital Medicine.
Dr. Leykum joined the Division of General Medicine at the Health Science Center in 2004 as an Investigator at the Veterans Evidence-Based Research Dissemination and Implementation Center, a VA Research Enhancement Award Program based in the South Texas Veterans Health Care System. She earned a Master in Clinical Investigation from the graduate school of Biomedical Sciences in 2006. She is currently in year three of a Career Development Award from the VA Health Services Research and Delivery program based on the application of complexity science to clinical systems. Dr. Leykum has served in a number of administrative roles in the Department of Medicine and School of Medicine at the Health Science Center. She became Assistant Chair of the Department of Medicine in 2005. She was named Interim and later permanent Chief of the newly-created Division of Hospital Medicine in 2006. She also serves as Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs in the School of Medicine, with responsibility for working with hospital partners and developing cross-departmental clinical programs.
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