Interprofessional education (IPE) is a collaborative approach to develop healthcare students as future interprofessional team members. Today's patients have complex health needs and typically require more than one discipline to address issues regarding their health status.
Adopting an educational culture that provides pre-professional learning opportunities that integrate disciplines and teach the teamwork approach to patient/client care is at the forefront of the College of Health and Human Services' mission. As a result, the Office for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice was created. It is the responsibility of this office to work collaboratively with faculty, staff and administrators to promote curriculum and clinical innovations in IPE and collaborative practice, as well as to create a culture in which students value collaborative, interprofessional practice as the standard of excellence in achieving optimum health outcomes.
The Office for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education, Research and Practice provides support for faculty, staff and administrators to plan, implement and assess IPE initiatives within the College of Health and Human Services. The Office also helps to identify and/or provide funding opportunities for faculty research and creative activity related to IPE endeavors.
Christine Karshin, Ph.D., Associate Dean and IPE Director
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