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 President's 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

Current Seed Grant Opportunities

Dima Ghunaim, DDS, MS, FACP (SOD) was awarded a $10,200 seed grant for Interprofessional Care for Head and Neck Radiation Patients. The contributing faculty and staff included Tiffany Tyer, CRNP-AC, AOCNP (UMMC), Se-Lim Oh, DMD, MS (SOD), Cynthia Idzik-Starr, DDS (SOD), Donita Dyalram, MD, DDS, FACP (SOM), Bridgette Gourley DNP, and FNP-BC (SON). The purpose of the IPE project is to train the dental and nurse practitioner students in the comprehensive care for head and neck cancer patients and to educate our students on the concept and importance of interprofessional care for cancer patients. Additionally, the aim was to increase the comfort of dental and nurse practitioner students in the management and coordination of care of cancer patients. The students will rotate in the dental clinic at University of Maryland School of Dentistry, radiation oncology at the Greenbaum Cancer Center and the oral and maxillofacial head and patients will be evaluated using pre- and post- survey questionnaires. To learn more, contact Dr. Ghunaim at

Nicole Brandt, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, BCPP, FASCP (SOP), received a $10,000 seed grant for IPE Care in Geriatrics – Expanding Opportunities of Aging in Place Program in West Baltimore. Faculty and staff collaborating on this project are: Angie Battaglia, MS (SOM), Reba Cornman, MSW (Graduate), Kelly Doran, PhD, RN (SON), Sarah Dee Holmes, MSW (SSW), Daniel Mansour, PharmD, BCGP, FASCP (SOP), Barbara Resnick, PhD, CRNP, FAAN, FAANP (SON), Norman Retener, MD (SOM), Bernadette Siaton, MD (SOM), and Everett Smith, LGSW (SSW). The proposed IPE project is to expose interprofessional students (SSW, SON, SOP, SOM) to the needs of older adults through a hybrid learning opportunity, educational and clinical program. Clinical care in geriatrics is by definition interdisciplinary and clinically requires the input of the entire interdisciplinary team. Consequently, the proposed project incorporates the involvement of all disciplines that are important to the care of older adults: medicine, nursing, pharmacy, and social work. The main goal of the project will center around health promotion and disease management and prevention through facilitation of care. Students will be provided with interdisciplinary experiences in the clinical setting to teach and evaluate older adults living in the community, build relationships, and highlight the process of delivering care. This will be achieved by utilizing various learning and educational strategies. To learn more, please contact Dr. Brandt at 410-706-1491 or

Richard Colgan, MD (SOM), received a $14,000 seed grant for the Maryland Area Health Education Center (AHEC): AHEC Scholars Pilot. Faculty and staff collaborating on this project are: Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, PA-C (Graduate School), Marg Hammersla, PhD, CRNP-A (SON), and Allison Robinson, MPH (SOM). The AHEC Scholars is an interprofessional program geared towards health profession students. The proposed pilot program is designed to expose students to interdisciplinary didactic and community-based clinical training in rural and/or underserved areas in Maryland. The goal is to conduct the clinical and didactic components with a small group of selected students, including medicine, nursing, physician assistant, and pharmacy, at interprofessional practices in the Baltimore, AHEC West and Eastern Shore AHEC regions. An evaluation, of both the logistics and student experiences, will be done at to inform a final AHEC Scholars educational curriculum. The full launch of the AHEC Scholars Program will be in the fall of 2019. To learn more, please contact Dr. Colgan at or Allison Robinson at