News from UT InterProfessional Education

200+ Researchers and Organizations at UT Working to Help Those with Multiple Chronic Conditions

researchA new resource is available for those looking at research in the area of multiple chronic conditions (MCC). A searchable list of over 200 researchers and organizations at the University of Texas (UT) at Austin who are looking at MCC-related issues is now available online. MCC research at UT spans a wide range of categories, including everything from the role of social stress on the development of aggression during puberty, to the development of novel therapeutic strategies for treating cancer, and even health literacy issues focused on ways to design health messages to reach low health literat...

Health Communication Scholars Program Students Learn to Successfully Navigate the Research Grant Acquisition Process

rsz mackertMichael Mackert, Associate Professor in the University of Texas (UT) of Austin's College of Communications, is teaching students how to successfully navigate the research grant acquisition process through the interdisciplinary Health Communication Scholars Program.  Dr. Mackert, one of UT"s 20 inaugural Provost's Teaching Fellows appointed in Fall 2013, is using his project funding to teach interprofessional teams about the grant writing process, including how to write a grant, how to compete for funding, and how to design a successful research project. Student teams competed before a fac...

Hospital Simulation Day: Opportunities for Interprofessional Collaboration


Hospital Simulation Day provides students with an opportunity to experience a hospital setting in a safe and controlled environment. Click on the video below for an up-close view of Hospital Simulation Day.

Hospital Simulation Day: Experiential Learning in a Safe Environment

Hospital Sim Day (photos by Brian Birzer, Brian Birzer Photography)Hospitalized after a fatal accident, an innocent father is blamed for his son’s tragic death. It sounds like a modern-day television drama, but it’s not; instead it was just one of the scenarios played out during this year’s Hospital Simulation (Sim) Day, part of Longhorn Nursing Week at the University of Texas (UT). Hosted by UT’s School of Nursing, Hospital Sim Day provided students with a safe environment in which to learn effective communication skills and proper responses during real-world, high stress situations. Being able to “communicate with patients, families, communities, and other ...

Longhorn Research Bazaar 2014

rsz research bazaar 2014Longhorn Research Bazaar 2014   As part of its seventh annual campus-wide celebration of undergraduate research and creative activity (known as Research Week 2014), University of Texas students from a wide range of disciplines gathered last week to share their research and experiences at the Longhorn Research Bazaar. Undergraduate research presentations included topics ranging from “Addiction Education for Medical Professionals” to “Views on Justice Across Europe.” Participants from various departments and organizations were also on hand to offer both information and fun giveaways. &nbs...