News from UT InterProfessional Education

UT Nursing Students Join Poster Session at 2014 Annual CHPR Conference

CHPR Conference Poster SessionNursing students Emily Coleman and Emily Anderson were among several University of Texas (UT) students with posters on display during the 2014 St. David’s Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research in Underserved Populations (CHPR) Annual Conference earlier this month. More than 40 posters on the topic of "Promoting Healthy Communities: Interdisciplinary Perspectives" were displayed and experts from across the country discussed evidence-based strategies for improving health and safety in the environments where we live, work and play. Poster topics included such themes as ...

Dean of New Medical School - Interprofessional Education Is "Key"

Dr. Clay JohnstonDr. Clay Johnston- photo by Marsha Miller The Inaugural Dean of the Dell Medical School, Dr. Clay Johnston, discusses the future of healthcare education at The University of Texas (UT), including the significance of interprofessional education and team-based care. According to Johnston, "The The real opportunity is to take the foundation built around the university and all the work they’ve been doing, and also a great network of hospital systems and clinicians in the area, and think about how the medical school should be designed not for the kind of health care we deliver today, but for the k...

IPE Team Member, Barbara Jones, Nominated in University of Texas Top 10 Most Talented and Inspiring Professors

Barb Jones PhotoThe University of Texas (UT) at Austin recently asked alumni to submit nominations for their most talented and inspiring professors. It came as no surprise when Dr. Barbara Jones, Associate Professor in UT's School of Social Work, was honored as one of the 2014 top 10 professors. Her research focuses on improving care for youth and adults patients with cancer and their families. In addition, Dr. Jones teaches courses in psychosocial oncology, grief and loss, social work in health care, and interprofessional education. Congratulations to Dr. Jones for this well-deserved honor. Click here to rea...

IPE Makes Better Healthcare: Innovation at The University of Texas

Graduate students in the health-related professions at The University of Texas (UT) at Austin collaborate through interprofessional teams to address real-world problems in the city of Austin while learning improved communication and teamwork skills. "Transformative Teams in Healthcare", an elective course developed by Dr. Barb Jones (Associate Professor at UT's School of Social Work) and Dr. John Luk (Assistant Dean for Regional Medical Education at UT Medical Branch), was first offered to medicine and social work students in Fall 2013.  The course has expanded to include a variety of hea...

Considering Facilitation Challenges for Interprofessional Teams

Faculty members in varying disciplines and from multiple universities recently gathered at The University of Texas (UT) to discuss methods for improving the facilitation of interprofessional student groups in healthcare. Guest speaker Dr. Brenda Zierler, the Inaugural University of Washington Health Science’s Interprofessional Education (IPE) Faculty Scholar, provided a brief update on IPE in healthcare at the national level, followed by a video-driven discussion of real-world challenges faced by facilitators of interprofessional student groups.      Attendees from a ...