IPEC Institutes

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Request for Conference Funds

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) will hold its next Institute virtually on May 21, 22, and 23, 2024.

The May 2024 IPEC Institute is returning to the popular theme of building interprofessional education for collaborative practice (IPECP). Participants will engage with national leaders in acquiring the building blocks for IPECP. Institute attendees will spend significant time planning, building, designing, assessing and acting on their IPECP goals and projects, as well as communicating effectively about IPECP.

The Institute program is designed to include both interprofessional teams and individual participants.

Please complete the Conference Request Form and submit it to Eugena Ferguson no later than March 31, 2024.

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Past Themes
  • Spring 2022 - Inclusion, Diversity, Health Equity, and Advocacy
  • Spring 2019, 2018 and 2017 - Building a Framework for Collaboration
  • Fall 2018 and 2017 - Advancing and Sustaining Your Program for Collaborative Practice

Proposal Guidelines

Twice a year, the Center for Interprofessional Education will put out a call for proposal. The call will ask interested faculty to prepare a brief (no more than one page) proposal indicating their interest in participating in this faculty development opportunity.

The proposal should include a brief description of the proposed IPE project that the team will design and implement as a result of participating in the institute. The team selected to represent UMB will be asked to submit a proposal for seed grant funding from the center in the coming years.

Send the completed application to Eugena Ferguson (eugena.ferguson@rx.umaryland.edu) with "IPEC Application" in the subject line.

Makeup of Teams

The team members identified in the proposal must represent at least three health profession disciplines. One member of the team can be from another University System of Maryland University if they are representing a discipline other than those offered at UMB. The team should range in size from three to five members. All team members must agree to attend the IPEC Institute.


All costs associated with attendance will be covered by the UMB Center for Interprofessional Education, and typically one team for the spring and one team for the fall institute will be selected to participate from UMB.


The overall goal of the IPEC effort is to create faculty champions who can enhance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment of learners. Faculty across the health disciplines will join together to explore how to embed such content into their curriculum. Upon returning to their home institutions, it is expected that workshop participants will help to develop faculty teams with the knowledge and skills necessary to implement an interprofessional education project.

Spring 2023 UMB IPEC Team

A Team-Based Approach to Obstructive Sleep Apnea: Formal Integration of the Dental Provider into the Sleep Medicine Team at UMB

  • Stephanie Dennison, DDS, FAGD (SOD)
  • Montserrat Diaz, MD (SOM)

Climate Change and Health Equity in Maryland: An Interprofessional Education Collaboration

  • Snehal T Patel, MD, MHS (SOM)
  • Robyn Gilden, PhD, MS, RN (SON)
  • Timothy Canty, PhD (College Park)
  • Shiladitya DasSarma, PhD (MEES-UMB)
  • Shailvi Gupta, MD, MPH, FACS (SOM)
  • Nicole Mattocks, PhD, LMSW (SSW)
  • Karin Guther Russ, JD, MS, RN (SON)

Fall 2022 UMB IPEC Team

Enhancing Interprofessional Student Competence in Caring for Transgender and Gender Diverse Populations through Simulation

  • Veronica Quattrini, DNP, MS, FNP-BC (SON)
  • Amanda Roesch, DNP, MPH, FNP-C (SON)
  • Norman Retener, MD (SOM)
Fall 2019 UMB IPEC Teams

Development of an Interprofessional Internship between Medicine, Nursing and Physical Therapy at the University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC)

  • Karen L. Gordes, PhD, PT, DsPT (SOM)
  • Linda Horn, PT, DScPT, MHS, GCS, NCS (SOM)
  • Mei Ching Lee, PhD, MS, RN, CHPN (SON)
  • Norman Retener, MD, FACP (SOM)

Design an Interprofessional Education Event to Improve Communication Skills of Dental and Physician Assistant Students to Develop, Patient Centered Care Delivery, Planning, and Follow Up

  • Judith A. Porter, DDS, EdD, MA (SOD)
  • Patricia E. Meehan, DDS, MS (SOD)
  • Kathleen E. Noonan, EdD (SOD)
  • Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, MHS, PA-C (Graduate School)
Spring 2019 UMB IPEC Team

An Interprofessional Training to Improve Student Advance Care Planning Skills by Collaborating with Oncology and Palliative Care Champions

  • Leah Millstein, MD (SOM)
  • John Cagle, PhD, MSW (SSW)
  • Paula Rosenblatt, MD (SOM)
  • Steven Eveland, MBA, RN (UMMC) 
  • Anita Tarzian, PhD, RN (SOL)

A Better Way to Manage Pain: An Interprofessional Student Symposium on Pain Management and Mitigating Risk for Opioid Misuse and Addiction

  • Joseph Liberto, MD, (SOM)
  • Christopher Welsh, MD (SOM)
  • Roy Film, PT, MPT, DPT, OCS, FAAOMPT (SOM)
  • Katherine Fornili, DNP, MPH, RN, CARN, FIAAN (SON)
  • Leah Sera, PharmD, MA, BCPS (SOP)
Spring 2018 UMB IPEC Team

AHEC Scholars Program: Enhancing Interprofessional Training of Medical, Physician Assistant, Nurse Practitioner Students

  • Richard Colgan, MD (SOM)
  • Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, PA-C (Graduate School)
  • Margaret Hammersla, PhD, CRNP-A (SON)
  • Jennifer Berkman (Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center - AHEC)
  • Terri Socha (Area Health Education Center West - AHEC)
  • Jennifer Berkman (Eastern Shore Area Health Education Center - AHEC)
  • Terri Socha (Area Health Education Center West -AHEC)
Fall 2017 UMB IPEC Team

Design and Implementation of a Novel Interactive Application to Enhance Learning of Antimicrobial Spectrum of Activity

  • Kimberly Claeys, PharmD, BCPS (SOP)
  • Neha Sheth Pandit, PharmD, AAHIVP,BCPS (SOP)
  • Roseann Velez, DNP,CRNP,FNP-BC, FAANP (SON)
  • Jacqueline Bork, MD (SOM)
Spring 2017 UMB IPEC Team

IPE Care in Geriatrics – Increasing Opportunities for Introductory Educational Programs

  • Daniel Mansour, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP (SOP)
  • Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP (SON)
  • Sarah Dee Holmes, MSW (SSW)
  • Everett Smith Jr., LGSW (SSW)