U-M Interprofessional Leadership Fellows Announced for 2021-22

Congratulations to the 6th cohort of faculty IPL Fellows, focused on teamwork and experiential learning.

UPDATE: Cohort 6 Project Descriptions:

  • Team Blue presentation: Shared Decision Making (for interprofessional experiential education).
  • Team C5P2: An interprofessional education project on communication and collaboration for comprehensive care of cerebral palsy patients. 
  • Team Smile Care: Social, medical and dental components of integrated pediatric dental care.

The highly regarded Interprofessional Leadership (IPL) Fellows program at the University of Michigan welcomes its sixth cohort of participants. Their team projects will center predominantly on interprofessional education in experiential settings, such as clinics or community settings. See list of new fellows below, and learn more about them from their biographies.

“The sixth cohort of IPL fellows will be building on the incredible success of their predecessors,” said Frank Ascione, director of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education. “They will benefit from the experience and momentum already gained from our health science schools in making the University of Michigan a leader among IPE programs. The new fellows will add to the large pool of faculty who are committed to teaching and providing IPE and collaborative care for our learners, patients and communities we serve.”

The educators and practitioners entering this 18-month IPL Fellows program will participate in a campus-based interprofessional learning community facilitated by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). They also will have internationally acclaimed interprofessional training from the University of Toronto’s Centre for IPE. This 6-module “VITAL” interprofessional training program (it stands for Virtual Interprofessional Teaching And Learning) coaches participants in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to lead interprofessional education and practice initiatives. In addition to IPL Fellows, a small number of U-M faculty interested in experiential interprofessional education can be accommodated in the VITAL training at no cost; applications are due April 16 for the May training modules.

The nine 2021-22 fellows represent the U-M schools of social work, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, medicine, and engineering. Among other activities, the fellows participate annually at U-M Health Professions Education Day (abstract submission is now open for the April 6, 2021 HPE Day). The new fellows join the 79 preceding IPL faculty fellows, who have launched impactful interprofessional team projects. Their work and the network they represent have resulted in a variety of new interprofessional courses, publications, and awards.

The IPL Fellows program was founded in 2016 and is funded by the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education with support from the U-M Transforming Learning for the Third Century Initiative, the Office of the Provost, and the deans of the seven health science schools located in Ann Arbor: School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and School of Social Work.  

Interprofessional Leadership Fellows 2021-2022

School of Dentistry: Marcia Campos

Medical School: Clifford Craig, Pricilla Hohmann, Vitaliy Popov, Jan Stegemann

School of Nursing: Nicole Smith

College of Pharmacy: Hanna Phan

School of Social Work: Meghan Thiel, Rosalva Osorio

Read these IPL Fellows’ short biographies.