News and Announcements

Applications Now Being Accepted for IPE Advanced Certificate Program

The Interprofessional Education Advanced Certificate Program, sponsored by Duke AHEAD and the Duke Health Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC) Center, is now accepting applications. The yearlong professional development program prepares health professions educators to develop, deploy and evaluate interprofessional educational activities in the context of learning about, from, and with educators from other professions. Applications are due November 6 by 5 p.m.

Participants will incur no direct cost for participation. Each certificate program participant will receive up to 41,000 for project expenses (excluding effort support) and contingent on approval for use under current University guidelines and restrictions. For more information, visit this link.

Kathleen WaiteWaite Chosen As Interprofessional Education Champion of the Month

Kathleen Waite, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine and Division of General Internal Medicine has been chosen as the Interprofessional Education Champion for the month of October by the IPEC Center. Dr. Waite has worked tirelessly with IPEC Assistant Director Erin Leiman to re-imagine how to provide meaningful clinical experiences within the physical and budgetary constraints in place due to COVID-19.

The IPE Clinic will pilot a newly developed opportunity for students to interact with patients virtually both within the emergency department and primary care clinics. The pilot will primarily target first and third year medical students and will be expanded in the Spring to bring in additional learners form the School of Nursing, the Physician Assistant Program and Physical Therapy.

hotspottingStudent Teams Serving Durham During COVID

The Center is providing funding and support for the Duke Hotspotting Initiative (DHSI) and Root Cause's Fresh Produce Program at the Duke Outpatient Clinic. These student led initiatives aim to focus on improving health maintenance for underserved members of the Durham community.

139 student volunteers from the School of Medicine, School of Nursing, the Doctor of Physical Therapy, and Physician Assistant Program (among others) are placing reassurance calls and distributing care packages with essentials for staying at home to patients in need. This grass roots initiative is meeting a vital need in the Durham community!

Education Week 2020

We want to thank everyone who participated in Education Week! We were excited by the number of faculty, staff, and providers who attended and their enthusiasm to embrace interprofessional education and practice.

President Washington and Dean Marion E. Broome kicked the week off at the Keynote address setting the tone for a series of events focused on introducing faculty and staff from across campus to the Center and the IPE mission. Visit this link to view the recording.

2020 IPEC Innovative Curriculum Grants

We want to congratulate the three IPEC Innovative Curriculum Grant recipients!

Principal investigator Gwendolen Buhr, MD, MHS, MEd; and collaborators Jody Feld, PT, DPT, PhD Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy; Blanca Iris Padilla, PhD, MSN, APRN, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Duke University School of Nursing; Mary Lou Affronti, DNP, MHSc, APRN, ANP, Professor, Duke University School of Nursing; Aicia Bolden, DMSc, MPH, PA-C, Duke Physician Assistant Program; Liza Genao, MD, School of Medicine; and Milta Little, MD, School of Medicine received a grant for their project entitled "Interprofessional Longitudinal Student Geriatric Clinic to Enhance Collaborative Practice."

Principal investigator Megan Holmes, PhD; and collaborators Nicole Stringham, PhD, School of Medicine, Department of Basic Science Education; and Kim Howard, PA-C, School of Medicine, Department of Family Medicine and Community Health received a grant for their project entitled "Interprofessional Collaborative Learning in Pre-Clinical Gross Anatomy: Application of Clinical Problem-Solving to Reinforce Anatomical Knowledge and IPE Competencies."

Principal investigator Serena Wong, DO; and collaborators Elizabeth Bates Brwon, MS, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathology, Duke Regional Hospital; Mary Ann Eller, MA, CCC-SLP, Speech Language Pathology, Duke Regional Hospital; Lori Ritter, MSN, ACCNS-AG, Department of Nursing-Geriatrics, Duke Regional Hospital; Kathryn Starr, PhD, RDN, LDN, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine; Jill Brennan-Cook, DNP, RN, CNP, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing; Mara Sanchez, MMS, PA-C, RD, Physician Assistant Program, Department of Family Medicine; and Melanie Bunn, RN, MSN, GNP, School of Nursing received a grant for their project entitled "Interprofessional Approach to Inpatient Malnutrition in Patients with Dementia."