IPE Scholars


This scholars' program is intended to support faculty and staff from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) professional schools in expanding their knowledge and expertise related to providing interprofessional education (IPE) to advance UMB’s mission. The program requires a 10 percent commitment over two years (24 months), including involvement in the Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Practice course for two years, development of an IPE initiative in the first year, and implementation of that initiative in the second year.

This IPE initiative should advance UMB’s offerings in the areas of IPE immersion or IPE competency (see www.umaryland.edu/ ipe/student-activities/ for examples of funded initiatives). Scholars will be eligible to apply to attend an Interprofessional Education Collaborative Institute and to apply for a Seed Grant and/or IPE Faculty Award (see www.umaryland.edu/ipe/funding-opportunities/). Up to seven President’s Interprofessional Education Scholars will be selected annually for this two-year program.

Criteria for Applying

  1. Full-time UMB staff or faculty member;
  2. Past collaboration with a UMB faculty or staff member from another discipline, ideally on an IPE-focused education initiative;
  3. Commit to participating as a course faculty member in the Foundations of Interprofessional Education and Practice course; this initiative includes six learning modules that provide introductory content;
  4. Commit to developing and implementing an IPE initiative that provides students from two or more disciplines with the opportunity to engage in immersion or to develop further their competency to work in interprofessional teams;
  5. Commit to attend UMB Center for Interprofessional Education Annual Fall Seed Grant Symposium and Reception held in November;
  6. Commit to be an IPE advocate within UMB and their respective school;
  7. Commit to disseminate work in peer-reviewed venues, including acknowledgment of support received from the UMB Center for Interprofessional Education; and,
  8. Letter of support from Academic Department Chair or a Direct Supervisor confirming commitment of 10 percent effort over two years.

Required Effort

Scholars will commit 10 percent effort over a two-year period (24 months). Institutional base salary and benefits will be funded by the Center for Interprofessional Education for this period of time.

Application Process

Please submit the completed application to Heather Congdon at hcongdon@rx.umaryland.edu by Friday, June 28, 2024.

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2023-2025 IPE Scholars

Amy Kruger Howard, MS, PharmD

Melissa McClean, MSN, ANP-BC, NP-C, ACHPN

2020-2021 IPE Faculty Scholar


Picture of Michelle Moulton

2020-2021 Faculty Scholar

Michelle Moulton, DNP, RN, CHSE, CNE

2019-2021 IPE Faculty Scholars


2019-2020 President's Faculty Scholars

2019 - 2021 Scholars pictured with Interim UMB President Bruce Jarrell, MD, CIPE Director Dean Jane Kirschling, PhD, RN, FAAN, and CIPE Co-Director Heather Congdon, PharmD, BCPS, CDE

2019-2021 Faculty Scholars

Kelly Doran, PhD, RN,  Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Department of Family and Community Health

Leah Millstein, MD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine, General Internal Medicine

Gina Rowe, PhD, DNP, FNP-BC, CNE, Assistant Professor & Family Nurse Practitioner, School of Nursing & Community Health

2018-2020 IPE Faculty Scholars


2018 - 2019 Scholars pictured with President Jay A. Perman, MD.

2018-2019 Faculty Scholars

Karen Gordes, PhD, PT, DScPT, Assistant Professor and Director of Faculty and Student Affairs, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Norman F. Retener, MD, Assistant Professor, School of Medicine

Linda B. Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, Assistant Professor and Director of Academic Affairs, School of Medicine, Department of Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science

Mei Ching Lee, PhD, MS, RN, Assistant Professor, School of Nursing

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