President Jay A. Perman, MD, has named School of Nursing Dean Jane M. Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, as the center's director. In that role, she recently presided over a gathering of faculty members representing multiple Schools and a panel of fellow deans held at the School of Pharmacy.
The purpose was twofold: looking forward to implementation and looking back on an inaugural day of IPE education that had just taken place.
On April 10, groups of students from the six professional schools of the University (dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work) experienced collaboration with those in other professions, supporting a team approach to the maintenance of health, treatment of disease, and development of public policy. Collaboration is one of the University's core values.
Multidisciplinary teams of faculty members guided them through complex scenarios such as "Staying Alive," an exercise conducted at the UM Carey School of Law that centers on opioid overdose, and "Crossing the Line," a case staged at the School of Dentistry in which a boy's broken teeth may be a clue to child abuse.