The Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education is a coordinating center for IPE and collaborative collaborative care efforts at the University of Michigan. By carefully aligning and integrating the needs and interests of health professions education with collaborative practice, we are working to transform the way we prepare U-M students. We achieve our goals through curriculum development, clinical innovation and evaluative research.
Michigan Center for IPE Mission
Innovating and transforming interprofessional education, collaborative practice and research to achieve the Quadruple Aims of health.
Michigan Center for IPE Vision Statement
The University of Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education and its partners bring faculty, staff and students together to design and implement innovative interprofessional education experiences in didactic and experiential settings so that learners are effective team members and can lead the development of new models of collaboration. The Center partners with university and community units in developing and educating learners in these new models of interprofessional collaboration in the practice and community settings. Collectively, we strive to measure the impact of IPE on learning, practice, and the quadruple aims of health.
Center for IPE Staff:
Vani Patterson, M.P.H., Administrative Director – Oversees the Center for IPE’s day-to-day operations and manages the committees, contracted projects, and campus collaborations that advance the Center’s efforts. Previously, she worked to foster collaborative practice to improve health care in primary and school-based care settings nationally with Michigan Medicine’s Adolescent Health Initiative. She earned an M.P.H. in Environmental Health Sciences and Human Nutrition from U-M School of Public Health.
Lindsay Telega, B.A.A., Administrative Specialist – Coordinates administrative support to the director, staff, and various Center for IPE committees and workgroups, along with implementing and planning IPE activities and events. Before joining U-M, she worked as a human resources assistant for a large automotive corporation. She earned a B.A.A. in business from Central Michigan University.
General Inquiries: IPEcenter@umich.edu or 734-764-0696
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