Other UMB Initiatives

The President's Interprofessional Education Clinic 


University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay A. Perman, MD, and Elsie Stines, DNP, CRNP, conduct the President's Clinic as a model of interprofessional education. 

The clinic occurs Tuesday afternoons (noon to 5 p.m.) and includes faculty and students from the schools of dentistry, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work.

Students gather together from noon to 1 p.m. for discussion and orientation to the interprofessional clinic experience. After the seminar session, students and faculty proceed to the clinic area to see patients and families.

If you are interested in participating in the President's Clinic, please email Elsie Stines at estines@umaryland.edu.

Faculty Interprofessional Global Health Grants 

The Center for Global Engagement provides grant funding to faculty who develop an international project that includes at least two students from more than one school.

These projects typically take place with established overseas partners and can involve research, capacity-building, surveying, training programs, or key stakeholder interviews. Look at our past projects for ideas — we also can meet to brainstorm. Grants are typically $5,000 for two- to six-week projects.

Collaboration among professions and among schools is the focus of the Interprofessional Global Health Grant program.

General Guidelines and Criteria:

  • UMB faculty may apply for grant funds up to $5,000 to develop and lead interprofessional global health student projects.
  • The project must be interprofessional and include at least two students representing at least two different UMB schools.
  • The number of grants awarded depends on the size of grant requests and resources available. Top priority is given to applicants who already have an international project initiated or funded for which the global grant is an add-on.
  • Grant funding must be used within 12 months of the award date and only for the purposes outlined in the proposal. The full funding amount will be transferred to a revolving account and managed by the department’s budget personnel. At the end of the grant term, faculty will submit financial and program reports.
  • With some exceptions, a faculty member may receive only one award under this program.

Visit the Center for Global Engagement website for faculty application and instructions, sample applications, and to read about projects from previous years.

The GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows Program 

The GLOBALtimore Teaching Fellows Program is a faculty development program that helps faculty develop new (or revise existing) courses that include global content.

Applicants are welcome to develop  “a new or revise an existing course (profession-specific or interprofessional) to include global concepts.” Several interprofessional courses have been developed out of this program.

Amy Ramirez is the director of this program if you have any questions.

Interprofessional Patient Management Competition (IPMC) 


About the Competition

The Interprofessional Patient Management Competition (IPMC) is an annual event hosted by the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy’s Student Society of Health-System Pharmacy (SSHP) chapter. IPMC focuses on promoting interprofessional collaboration among our professional students at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB), allowing them to apply their patient care knowledge and skills to an interprofessional patient case. IPMC assembles the concepts of expanding students’ awareness, improving patients care skills, and encouraging teamwork.

Each IPMC team consists of a student from the schools of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, law, social work, and dentistry at UMB. Each team works collectively to determine and work up clinical, legal, and social issues present in the patient case. Students are expected to provide written and oral evidence of interprofessional collaboration for each of the patient issues/problems identified. The competition allows students from a variety of backgrounds to learn and interact with one another to develop the respect and knowledge that stems from each of these health care disciplines. 

Each team is allotted two hours to assess the assigned case, prepare a problem list, and develop a plan. The patient case is collaboratively developed by faculty from each of the professional schools on campus. The design of the case enables each student to demonstrate their expertise and appreciate the expertise of their peers as the team works together to propose solutions to the patient’s problems. 

The top three teams, selected by faculty scores of the written case component, are invited to participate in oral presentations that are judged by the same faculty involved in the case development. The top two teams receive monetary prizes. 

The idea of IPMC was derived from the American Society of Heath-System Pharmacists’ annual Clinical Skills Competition, which allows pharmacy students to demonstrate their patient care skills and medication knowledge. 

The IPMC steering committee, composed of students and faculty, develops the rules and parameters of the competition. 

IPMC is an invaluable learning experience and educational process that assists in the development of skills and knowledge related to interprofessional patient care and collaborating as part of the health care team. Furthermore, students demonstrate a willingness to learn from their interprofessional peers and future colleagues while identifying their own strengths and weaknesses.

For more information contact:

James A. Trovato, PharmD, MBA, FASHP
Professor and Vice Chair for Academic Affairs
Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science
University of Maryland School of Pharmacy

Office: 410-706-2751
Fax: 410-706-4158



Institute of Human Virology the JACQUES Initiative 

The JACQUES Initiative, School of Medicine Institute of Human Virology. Courses are open to anyone and train a group of about 200 Interprofessional UMB students every semester.

The President’s Global Impact Fund 

The President’s Global Impact Fund is a seed grant program we offer that gives priority to applications that propose:

  • Developing new or enhanced interprofessional faculty and student collaborations
  • Hosting cross-campus and interprofessional conferences, symposia, and workshops on a globally focused topic.  

University of Maryland, Baltimore Health Alliance 


Improved quality of life and health equity for residents of West Baltimore


The mission of the UMB Health Alliance is to provide residents of West Baltimore with assistance in managing their health care and social determinants of health, and support them with health education. It is led by an interprofessional team of students and faculty from UMB who are training to be health care, law, and human services professionals.


1.    To provide a free and sustainable interprofessional student-run health alliance with West Baltimore communities. Services include assistance with health care management and coordination, health education, and referrals to community and health resources.

2.    To facilitate collaboration among UMB students across all educational programs in an interprofessional environment while learning from members of local communities.

3.    To strengthen collaborative relationships between UMB (students and faculty) and the West Baltimore communities.


Under the supervision of UMB faculty, students from all eight schools or graduate programs (dentistry, graduate, law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, physical therapy, and social work) provide health care management and health education services to the residents of communities surrounding UMB. The alliance’s services are free and open to the public, both as appointments and walk-ins. 

A neighbor seeking service meets with an interprofessional team of students. During the visit, health concerns are prioritized and guidance, health education, and referrals are made. All students are provided supervisory guidance from an interprofessional team of faculty. For each neighbor, we address the broader social determinants of health while providing individualized assistance with health care management and coordination.

Services are provided at the UMB Community Engagement Center once per week. 

All students are trained on community factors and on interprofessional teams and health literacy. Students engage in service-learning reflection and interprofessional debriefing.

The UMB Health Alliance is a UMB Student Government Association student organization.

Leadership for 2021-2022

UMBHA Leaders:

Co-Presidents: Katherine Raja (School of Medicine) and Jordan Leonard (School of Law)

Vice President: Matthew Boden (School of Medicine)

Faculty Director: Dr. Lori Edwards

Faculty Advisory Board:

AffiliationBoard Member(s)

School of Denistry

Dr. Deborah Rodriguez
Dr. Lisa Bress

School of Law TBA
School of Medicine Dr. Janaki Deepak
Dr. Julia Silva
Dr. Sarasijhaa Desikan
School of Nursing Dr. Lori Edwards
School of Pharmacy Dr. Daniel Mansour
School of Social Work Dr. Michele Beaulieu
Devon Fore, MSW
Physical Therapy Dr. Vincent Conroy
Dr. Linda Horn
UMMS Dr. Chuck Callahan