Congratulations to recipients of inaugural awards for IPE Innovation and Excellence

April 4, 2019  //  FOUND IN: Michigan Medicine News

The U-M Center for Interprofessional Education recently presented its inaugural 2019 awards to outstanding U-M faculty and students.

The winners were named at the fifth annual Health Professions Education Day at U-M.

The awardees included:

Faculty award: Gundy Sweet, Pharm.D., clinical professor of pharmacy

Sweet was honored for her leadership and dedication in starting and sustaining many U-M IPE efforts:

  • She grew the Team-Based Clinical Decision Making course into “the crown jewel of IPE on campus.” She restructured the class for 530+ students and launched this year’s first-ever large-scale Team Up event, leading a team of 10 faculty from five different schools.
  • She was awarded a 2019 IP-X grant for “Advancing IPE Efforts Using Data Visualization.”
  • Working behind the scenes, she has been active on the IPE executive committee since its beginning and is co-chair of the IPE Curriculum Committee, implementing a structure to formalize the IPE course approval process. She also chairs the IPE assessment work group.

The faculty of the Foundations in IPE program were runners-up for the faculty award. They are led by Laura Smith of UM-Flint College of Health Science and Melissa Gross of the School of Kinesiology.

Stuart Hammond and Sally Salari

Student award: Stuart Hammond and Sally Salari

Stuart is a dual degree in public health/policy, while Sally attends the U-M Medical School. Both are co-founders and inaugural co-chairs of newly formed Student Advisory Committee (SAC), which integrated student voices into IPE committees. They made a strategic plan for SAC’s future and helped bring on new co-chairs, after engaging student leaders across the campuses and schools at an IPE retreat. In addition:

  • They are always willing to help–for example, they were integral to first-ever IPE in Action at Crisler Center:
    • Stuart was onsite helping coordinate student leaders and even jumping in to help with setting up tables.
    • Sally tweeted about IPE all week on the main Michigan Students account.
  • They have both been passionate about IPE for much of their academic careers.

Award for Distinguished Leadership in IPE: Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, D.D.S., Ph.D.

Murdoch-Kinch was honored for her service, before she goes forth this summer to be the first female dean at the Indiana University School of Dentistry, where she received her Ph.D. (More information and photos about her work with interprofessional education at U-M.)

Congratulations to all of this year’s winners!

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