Here’s the lineup of University of Michigan presentations at Nexus Summit 2023

The Center for Interprofessional Education, along with faculty, staff and students from throughout the University of Michigan, will participate in the virtual Nexus Summit 2023, September 18-19 and 27-29, 2023.

The University of Michigan will be well-represented at Nexus Summit 2023, running virtually from September 18-19 and 27-29, 2023. Here is the lineup of scheduled presentations:


The Center for IPE’s Rajesh Mangrulkar, M.D., and Michigan Medicine’s Sandy Goel, Pharm.D., join other IPE leaders for a plenary on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m. EDT (listed as 10-11:30 a.m. CDT)

Health System Partnerships in the Nexus During Challenging Times: Practical Lessons That Keep Us Committed
Across the nation, health and higher education systems are under pressure from internal and external forces and demands – financially, politically, demographics, changing public perceptions, pressures from boards of directors, workforce under- and over- supply, and the demand for new business models.  With senior leaders setting the organizational tone and culture at the top, where does that leave health teams in practice and the relevance of interprofessional education today? 
Andrea Pfeifle, P.T., Ed,D,, FNAPAndrew Thomas, M.D., M.B.A. — Rajesh Mangrulkar, M.D. — Sandy Goel, Pharm.D. — Brian Sick, M.D., FACP, FNAPBrad Benson, M.D., FACP, FAAP


Michigan Medicine’s Cornelius James, M.D. joins other experts for a seminar on Wednesday, September 27, 2023, 1-2 p.m. EDT (listed as noon-1 p.m. CDT)

Exploring the Future of AI Within Health Professions Education
This skill-building seminar will introduce knowledge and skills that are immediately actionable for educating health professionals and their learners on critical issues to consider in relation to AI. The seminar structure will involve a lively, moderated roundtable discussion with input from the virtual audience through a chat or Q&A function. Roundtable discussants include representatives from multiple health professions as well as a learner to encourage interprofessional discussions from multiple perspectives.
Kimberly Lomis, M.D. — Pamela Jeffries, Ph.D, R.N, FAAN, ANEF, FSSHCornelius James, M.D. — Carole Tucker, Ph.D., P.T. — Carl Sheperis, Ph.D., N.C.C., CCMHC, M.A.C., A.C.S.

The Center for IPE’s Vani Patterson, M.P.H. joins other experts for a seminar on Thursday, September 28, 2023, 3:30-4:30 p.m. EDT (listed as 2:30-3:30 p.m. CDT)

It’s Our Job: Modeling Team Well-being as Leaders in Interprofessional Education and Practice
The seminar will provide a platform to share how interprofessional leaders are supporting some of the priority areas of the National Plan for Health Workforce Well-Being. Seminar participants will learn about the National Plan and its priorities and will be given examples of how current IPE offices and committees are currently supporting well-being. Additionally, we will collectively brainstorm other opportunities to prevent burnout and stress through creating positive and safe work and learning environments, and supporting professional well-being and psychological safety. We will enhance learning through small group discussion, sharing ideas through an online whiteboard, and reflecting on next steps to take action within our own workplaces.
Tina Gunaldo, Ph.D., D.P.T., M.H.S. — Dusti Annan, Ed.D. — Amy Blue, Ph.D. — Heather Hageman, M.B.A. — Victoria Hornyak, P.T., D.P.T. — Vani Patterson, M.P.H. — Andrea Pfeifle, P.T., Ed.D., FNAPJasmine Wong, O.D., FAAO, DAAO (OE), FNAP

Conversation Cafe

Hear from some of the Center for IPE’s student leaders at this conversation cafe on Thursday, September 28, 2023, 1-2 p.m. EDT (listed as noon-1 p.m. CDT)

Students as Partners in Transforming Health Care Practice Now
Centers for IPE have had success in co-developing IPE curricula with student leaders, leading to more meaningful and relevant IPE for health professional students. IPE leaders have also bemoaned the “hidden curriculum” of experiential settings, often undoing the IPE advancements made in the didactic setting. While there is a new opportunity for IPE faculty and centers to transform interprofessional practice and experiential education, we have not discussed how to leverage our students as partners and co-developers in leading this change. We invite students, practitioners, educators and IPE leaders to engage in a discussion of what this should and could look like across our institutions.
Rajesh Mangrulkar, M.D. — Vani Patterson, M.P.H. — Lauren Gardner, M.S., A.T.C. — Tommy Lau, D.D.S. candidate ’24Natalya Salganik, Pharm.D. candidate 2024Taylor Bringard, B.S.N., R.N., CCRN

Professional Posters

A Qualitative Approach to Explore How Experiential Interprofessional Education Rooted in the Social Determinants of Health Fosters Interprofessional Socialization in Early Learners
Interprofessional socialization is essential to success in clinical practice and promoting population health, yet it is overshadowed by uni-professional development. Focusing only on uni-professional development is a lost opportunity for learners to foster awareness around each profession’s and patient’s values, beliefs, ethics, and lived experiences. Experiential interprofessional education (IPE) through practice settings for early learners can lead to changes in mindsets and work cultures in which individual, interpersonal, and systemic factors a patient encounters are discussed as an interprofessional team and in future practice. Little is known about the impact of early experiential IPE rooted in factors related to social determinants of health (SDH) on interprofessional socialization. We aimed to qualitatively assess how experiential IPE that intentionally used SDH as its framework influenced early learners’ development of an interprofessional identity while working with patients experiencing chronic disease, and how their mindsets shifted for future colleague/patient interactions.
Olivia Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. — Danielle Rulli, R.D.H., M.S., D.H.Sc. — Laura Smith, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

Are Patients Ready for Team Based Care?
Interprofessional teamwork within healthcare delivery has been shown to improve patient satisfaction, decrease provider burnout, and lead to improved healthcare outcomes. The patient is a critical part of this team, and their perspective has become an increased focus in health care decision making. At our institution, we found that there was no correlation between staff perception of team functioning and patient perception of team functioning or overall patient experience. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to evaluate patients’ awareness of team-based care, interprofessional communication, shared decision making, and their care outcomes.
Lauren Gardner, M.S., A.T.C. — Vani Patterson, M.P.H. — Rajesh Mangrulkar, M.D.

Early Experiential Interprofessional Offerings – Innovation in Scaling & Sustainability
The Longitudinal Interprofessional Family Based Experience (LIFE) is an experiential educational offering focused on teamwork of interprofessional student teams with patients who have chronic illnesses. Due to the initial success, expansion to reach more students, patient advisors, faculty, and collaborating units through academic/practice partnerships was needed. This presentation aims to highlight the scaling frameworks and sustainability strategies.
Laura Smith, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D. — Hannah Edwards, M.H.M. — Karen Farris, Ph.D. — Mark Fitzgerald, D.D.S., M.S. — Olivia Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. — Kate Balzer, M.S.W., LMSWThomas Bishop, Psy.D., M.A. — Danielle Rulli, R.D.H., M.S., D.H.Sc. — Debra Mattison, M.S.W., LMSW

Patient Evaluations of Interprofessional Student Healthcare Teams: Opportunity to Rate Teams is Variable While Participation is Positive
Patients’ evaluation of interprofessional healthcare teams is critical to understanding team-based care. As part of an educational experience, patients/families were interviewed by interprofessional teams of healthcare students. The objective of this study was to describe patient’s/family’s opportunity to evaluate the interprofessional teams and their perceptions of interacting with the teams.
Karen Farris, Ph.D. — Olivia Anderson, Ph.D., M.P.H., R.D. — Kate Balzer, M.S.W., LMSWThomas Bishop, Psy.D., M.A. — Hannah Edwards, M.H.M. — Mark Fitzgerald, D.D.S., M.S. — Debra Mattison, M.S.W., LMSWDanielle Rulli, R.D.H., M.S., D.H.Sc. — Laura Smith, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D.

Student Posters

Health Educations Blindspot on Disability
Persons with a disability (PWD) make up the largest minority in the US with estimated numbers from 2021 claiming that 27%of Americans are currently living with a disability. The CDC and NIDILRR both expect the number of PWD in the US to grow until a peak in 2030. The CDC reports that PWD are at 2-3 times more likely to experience obesity, smoking, heart disease, and diabetes on top of their disability which can lead to them requiring a large care team with a variety of health professionals. PWD are more likely to experience barriers to receiving proper health care such as the cost or a physicians lack of awareness.
Malarry Wenger, D.P.T. candidateLaura Smith, P.T., D.P.T., Ph.D. — Jeanne Andreoli, Ph.D. — Jillian Woodworth, Dr.O.T., OTRLSteven Erickson, Pharm.D.


Networking Room at the Nexus Fair 
Tuesday, September 19, 2023, 3:15-3:45 p.m. (listed as 2:15-2:45 p.m. CDT)

Stop by the Center for IPE’s Networking Room during the Nexus Fair! This virtual space is for making new connections and sharing interprofessional assets. We’ll be highlighting the 2022-23 Progress Report along with the “Next Phase” Strategic Blueprint. Explore other Networking Rooms during this period to learn more about the work being done in the IPE space outside of U-M.