IPE Faculty Awards

Faculty Awards in Support of Interprofessional Education (IPE) encourage and build a community of faculty members across the schools of the University of Maryland, Baltimore and throughout the University System of Maryland who have interest and expertise in interprofessional education. This includes, potentially, national and international IPE activities.


Faculty Awards may be used for a variety of endeavors that can include, but are not limited to, travel to other institutions to study IPE; regional and national meetings focused on IPE, including poster and podium presentations; educational products focused on IPE; and other faculty development activities that are inclusive of UMB students from two or more schools. The funds must be used within a one-year window, and any individual is limited to one award per year. Faculty Awards may provide a one-time salary enhancement stipend, if allowed by the UMB school and appropriate for the proposed activity.

Award Management

All University of Maryland, Baltimore faculty members are eligible to apply for a Faculty Award of up to $2,000 annually. Other faculty from the University System of Maryland require a partner from the UMB faculty and are eligible for up to a $1,000 award. A two-page proposal, including a budget, should be submitted to the Center for Interprofessional Education. Please include a title for the award, along with a description of the proposed activity and its potential to further IPE at UMB. The co-directors of the Center for Interprofessional Education serve as the award committee.

2016 Faculty Award Recipients

November 2016

Novel Partnership for IPE: Building Collaborations between Information Sysem Students Specializing in 3D Technology and PT Students

  • Karen Gordes, PhD, DScPT, PT (SOM)

September 2016

The following faculty received IPE Faculty Award funding to attend Faculty Training and Certification in Patient Safety Leadership at Duke University Health System

  • Nidhi Goel, MD, MHS, FAAP (SOM)
  • Asha Tata, PharmD, BCPS (SOP)

May 2016

The following faculty received IPE Faculty Award funding to attend the National Center Summit on the Future of Interprofessional Education hosted by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education

  • Heather Congdon, PharmD, BCPS, CDE (SOP)
  • Agnes Ann Feemster, PharmD, BCPS (SOP)

January 2016

Preparing the Future: Use of a Standardized Patient Experience to Promote an Interprofessional Approach to HIV Prevention and Care of People Living With HIV

  • Neha Sheth Pandit, PharmD, AAHIVP, BCPS (SOP)
  • Sarah Schmalzle, MD (SOM)
  • Hazel Jones-Parker, DNP, FNP (SON)
  • Allie Reitz, BS (SOM)

September 2015

A Pilot IPE Course for Dental Health Screening Across the Lifespan

  • Isabel Rambob, DDS (SOD)
  • Mary Jo Bondy, PA-C (Graduate)
  • Ilsana Mishler, RDH, MS (SOD)
  • Mei Ching Lee, PhD, MS, RN, CHPN (SON)

July 2015

The following faculty received IPE Faculty Award funding to attend the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) V Conference in Roanoke, Va.

  • Diane Alonso, PhD (UMBC/USG)
  • Susan Antol, PhD(c), MS, RN (SON)
  • Karen Clark, PhD, RN (SON)
  • Heather Congdon, PharmD, BCPS, CDE (SOP)
  • Katherine Morris, LCSW-C (UMBC/USG)

May 2015

  • Deborah Eisenberg (SOL), Development of Conflict Management Training for Interprofessional Global Health Teams
  • Kashelle Lockman, PharmD (SOP), Developing Interprofessional Care Teams in Palliative Medicine

January 2015

  • Leslie Glickman, PT, PhD (SOM), Interprofessional Collaborative Sustainability Activity With the Kachere Rehabilitation Centre, Malawi, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore