News from UT InterProfessional Education

Dr. Alan Dow to speak about Interprofessional Education at UT-Austin on February 11

Dr. Alan Dow to speak about Interprofessional Education at UT-Austin on February 11
Join the UT IPE team and partner schools (College of Pharmacy, Dell Medical School, School of Nursing, and the School of Social Work) at UT-Austin's Blanton Auditorium next Thursday, February 11 at 5:30pm for the presentation, "Building the Team Society Needs: The Present and Future of Interprofessional Practice" with Alan Dow, M.D., M.H.S.A. of Virginia Commonwealth University. There will be a reception beginning at 5:00pm in the mezzanine. Please RSVP at https://utexas.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8BsqykgisQd61lH. Dr. Dow will outline the challenges facing society and the healthcare system...

Hospital Simulation Days at UT School of Nursing

Construction still surrounds all sides of UT Austin’s School of Nursing building, but inside the school on the fourth floor sits the newly finished state of the art Simulation and Skill Center (SSC).  The SSC has three labs: simulation lab, skills lab, and the wet/dry lab.  The skills lab has three rooms, each with six hospital beds, over-bed tables, bedside charting stations, and other hospital related equipment and supplies. Students are able to put learning to use by practicing skills in this simulated hospital environment prior to working in a clinical setting.  This past No...

Dr. Bauer-Wu's Lecture in Holistic Healing: Mind Full or Mindful?

One of the most pervasive conditions of the 21st century is stress; Americans are living in a culture where multi-tasking is essential and being stressed out is one of the chronic side effects. At the UT School of Nursing’s Helen L. Erickson PhD, RN, FAAN Lecture in Holistic Healing last Thursday, Dr. Susan Bauer-Wu spoke on “Resilience for Patients and Professionals through Mindfulness: Research and Practical Application.” Dr. Bauer-Wu likened modern day stress to a storm at sea –choppy water, strong winds, and an ominous sky exist at the surface. But in the depths of the sea beneath the surf...

Interprofessional Graduate Course Offering for Spring 2016

Register now for the Spring 2016 Graduate Course: Interdisciplinary Seminar in Psychosocial Oncology Practice and Research Instructor: Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW UT School of Social Work Tuesdays 2:30-5:30 Dr. Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW, is Assistant Dean for Health Affairs, Professor and Co-Director, The Institute for Collaborative Health Research and Practice at the UT Austin School of Social Work. Dr. Jones is the Past-President of the Association of Pediatric Oncology Social Workers (APOSW) and a member of the Children’s Oncology Group. Dr. Jones is a Board Member of the Social Work Ho...

October is American Pharmacists Month

APhMnth Logo cropThis month, we celebrate integral members of the health care team, pharmacists! American Pharmacists Month (APhM) brings awareness and celebrates pharmacists as medication experts who are directly involved in patient care. According to pharmacists.com, “APhM aims to educate the public, policy makers and other health care professionals about the role pharmacists play in the reduction of overall health care costs and the safe and effective management of medications. Pharmacists have a significant role in assessing patients’ medication management and referring them to physicians.” For more i...