New cohort of Interprofessional Leadership Fellows announced
Seventeen educators and clinicians from across U-M's health science schools have been selected as new Interprofessional Leadership Fellows. The prestigious faculty development program was established in January 2016 to build the capacity of interprofessional educators and scholars so they can be effective leaders and change agents.
“Because creating a collaborative culture and developing U-M faculty to teach in innovative learning environments are critically important goals, we are pleased to announce this strong new cohort of Interprofessional Leadership Fellows,” said Frank Ascione, director of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education.
The fellows represent the U-M School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, School of Social Work, Taubman Health Sciences Library and U-M Flint. The motivated group of faculty will be provided with opportunities to learn from and work with academic and practice leaders at the university and national level.
In addition to national trainings, the fellows will participate in a campus-based interprofessional learning community facilitated by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching (CRLT). Throughout the program, fellows will be assigned to multidisciplinary teams. They will focus on developing interprofessional education or practice projects relevant to IPE goals, to be implemented in the next school year.
“CRLT is pleased to be working with a second cohort of Interprofessional Leadership Fellows,” said CRLT executive director Matt Kaplan. “The program builds on the success of last year’s pilot and is based on research that indicates the power of sustained communities of practice to create effective and long-lasting organizational change.”
The Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program is funded by the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education with support from the provost’s Transforming Learning for the Third Century Initiative and the deans of the seven health science schools located in Ann Arbor: School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health and School of Social Work.