Congratulations to the third cohort of IPL faculty fellows!
On May 23, 2019, the 20 graduating University of Michigan faculty Interprofessional Leadership (IPL) Fellows of the third cohort (2018-19) were honored at an evening event at Palmer Commons. The occasion was also a reunion, bringing together the current and previous cohorts of IPL fellows for an evening of discussion with Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education (IPE) Executive Committee members on how to continue to expand interprofessional education and practice efforts at U-M.
The evening began with congratulatory remarks from Frank Ascione, director of the Center for IPE; Caren Stalburg, chair of the Center’s Faculty Development Committee, who noted “this work is really about collaborative care for patients”; and Matt Kaplan, director of the U-M Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT), the U-M partner organization that oversees IPL fellows’ monthly meetings.
“It has been an incredible experience working with the third cohort of IPL fellows,” reflected Tazin Daniels, CRLT assistant director and lead for IPE. “I am particularly impressed by the diversity of projects they have developed to address key needs in the IPE space, such as simulations to solve complex health care needs and mentorship opportunities to prepare students for the interprofessional environments in which they will be working. I look forward to seeing how these fellows continue to contribute to the IPE movement as a community and faculty leaders in their home units.”
The projects this cohort of fellows worked on during their 18-month fellowship (and presented at the 2019 Health Professions Education Day) include:
- Reducing Central Line-Associated Bloodstream Infection in Pediatric Oncology Patients: A Pilot Interprofessional Experience
- Interprofessional Education: Developing Communication Competency Module
- Integrating Interprofessional Education into a First-Year Undergraduate Pre-Health Learning Community
- Developing an Online Education Module to Enhance Interprofessional Teamwork Focused on the Interplay of Movement and Chronic Disease
- Integrating Interprofessional Collaborative Practice into Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety Education.