Michelle Aebersold, PhD, RN, CHSE, FAAN is a Clinical Associate Professor and Director of Simulation and Educational Innovation at the University of Michigan School of Nursing. She has presented nationally and internationally in the area of simulation based learning and the key role simulation can play in improving learner outcomes for health professionals. She was also a 2014 TEDxUofM speaker on the important role of simulation in nursing education. She has worked extensively with virtual environments, learning technologies, and high-fidelity simulation. Her involvement in the IPE initiative will focus on bringing active learning strategies, including simulation based learning to support the work of interprofessional education and collaborative learning on campus.