IPEC: Improving Health Outcomes and Fostering Health Profession Collaboration

Aired on December 15, 2014

Webinar Overview

Join this Webinar for an introduction to the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) which works to promote team-based education and practice, facilitate effective faculty development, foster shared learning resources, and identify effective organizational models among the health professions. During this Webinar, hear from IPEC leaders as they provide an overview of the collaborative, including the IPEC core competencies, interprofessional learning experiences, and the impact that this important collaboration will have on future health outcomes.

This Webinar is hosted by the Graduate Nursing Student Academy (GNSA). For more information on the GNSA, visit www.aacn.nche.edu/students/gnsa.


Webinar Speakers

Carol A. Aschenbrener, MD
Chief Medical Education Officer
Association of American Medical Colleges

Chief Medical Officer Carol A. Aschenbrener, M.D., explores critical issues in medical education and leads new initiatives to transform the current models for medical education and workforce preparation across the full continuum. She also leads activities that support education officers, regional medical education campuses, medical education researchers, and residents. Dr. Aschenbrener has held various dean's office positions at the University of Iowa College of Medicine and served four years as chancellor of the University of Nebraska Medical Center. Before joining the AAMC, she spent seven years consulting for academic health centers, focusing on strategic planning, systems redesign, and executive coaching. Her leadership at the state and national levels includes terms as appointed member of the Liaison Committee on Medical Education, Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, and as chair of the National Board of Medical Examiners. A graduate of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Dr. Aschenbrener completed residency training in anatomic pathology and neuropathology at the University of Iowa.

Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh
Executive Vice President & CEO
American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy

Lucinda Maine serves as Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. As the leading advocate for high quality pharmacy education, AACPís vision is that academic pharmacy will work to transform the future of health care to create a world of healthy people. Dr. Maine previously served as Senior Vice President for Policy, Planning and Communications with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA). She served on the faculty at the University of Minnesota where she practiced in the field of geriatrics and was an associate professor and associate dean at the Samford University School of Pharmacy. Her current interests include innovations in health professions education, including interprofessional education, and global human resources for health. Dr. Maine is a pharmacy graduate of Auburn University and received her doctorate at the University of Minnesota. Her research includes projects on aging, pharmacy manpower and pharmacy-based immunizations. Lucinda has been active in leadership roles in the profession. Prior to joining the APhA staff she served as Speaker of the APhA House of Delegates and as an APhA Trustee. She currently serves as president of the Pharmacy Workforce Center (formerly the Pharmacy Manpower Project) and as a board member for Research! America.

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH
President & CEO
American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine

Stephen C. Shannon, DO, MPH, has served as President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine (AACOM) since January 2006. In this role, he serves as spokesperson on behalf of the nationís colleges of osteopathic medicine, articulating the communityís priorities and positions in a variety of national and international settings. Dr. Shannon also guides the association in fulfilling its vision and mission, and in positively influencing state, federal, and executive branch policy formulation relative to medical education. Dr. Shannon has previously served as Vice President for Health Services and Dean of the College of Osteopathic Medicine at the University of New England since 1995 and served as Chair of the AACOM Board of Deans from July 2003 to June 2005. Dr. Shannon earned his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree in 1986 from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine in Biddeford, ME, and his Master of Public Health degree in 1990 from the Harvard University School of Public Health. He is board certified in osteopathic family practice and preventive medicine. He also holds BA and MA degrees in American History from the University of Maryland. Dr. Shannon has strong professional interests in public health and preventive medicine, and in major research areas of clinical outcomes study, occupational and environmental health, health promotion and disease prevention, health professions workforce, rural health and medical school curriculum.

Harrison C. Spencer, MD, MPH, DTM&H, CPH
President & CEO
Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health

Harrison C. Spencer is the President and CEO of the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health which was incorporated in August, 2013. He became the first fulltime President and CEO of the Association of Schools of Public Health (ASPH), the predecessor organization to ASPPH, on July 1, 2000. ASPPH is the national organization representing the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH)-accredited schools and programs of public health. From 1996-2000, Dr. Spencer was Dean of the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine. Prior to going to London, Dr. Spencer was Dean of the Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine in New Orleans from 1991-1996. During a career with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Dr. Spencer served as an EIS Officer and at the field station in El Salvador. He founded and directed the CDC research station in Nairobi, Kenya for 5 years (1979-1984) and then served as Senior Medical Officer at the Malaria Action Program of the World Health Organization in Geneva. Before going to Tulane in 1991, he was Chief of the Parasitic Diseases Branch at CDC. Dr. Spencer received a BA from Haverford College, an MD from Johns Hopkins, an MPH from the University of California, Berkeley and a DTM&H from the University of London. He is board certified in internal medicine and preventive medicine. He was elected as a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the American College of Preventive Medicine. He is Certified in Public Health (CPH) from the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE). Dr. Spencer was elected a Founding Fellow of the UK Academy of Medical Sciences in 1998 and to the US Institute of Medicine in 2003.

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN
Chief Executive Officer
American Association of Colleges of Nursing

Deborah Trautman, PhD, RN, assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer of the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) on June 16, 2014. At AACN, she oversees all of the strategic initiatives, signature programming, and advocacy efforts led by the organization known as the national voice for baccalaureate and graduate nursing education. Formerly the Executive Director of the Center for Health Policy and Healthcare Transformation at Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dr. Trautman has held clinical and administrative leadership positions at the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center and the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions. She also served as the Vice President of Patient Care Services for Howard County General Hospital, part of the Johns Hopkins Health System; and as Director of Nursing for Emergency Medicine at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. She also held a joint appointment at the Johns Hopkins University School of Nursing. Dr. Trautman received a BSN from West Virginia Wesleyan College, an MSN with emphasis on education and administration from the University of Pittsburgh, and a PhD in health policy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. She has authored and coauthored publications on health policy, intimate partner violence, pain management, clinical competency, change management, cardiopulmonary bypass, the use of music in the emergency department, and consolidating emergency services. As a member of the senior leadership at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she represented the hospital on the Baltimore City Domestic Violence Fatality Review Team. Since her appointment at AACN, Deb has been asked to join a number of high profile boards and advisory groups. The Undersecretary for Health at the Department of Veterans Affairs recently appointed her to the National Academic Affiliates Council. In addition, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) named her program director of the New Careers in Nursing project, the Gannett-operated Nurses.com invited her to serve on its national advisory board, and her colleagues with the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) elected her to serve as the groupís Treasurer/Secretary in 2015. Dr. Trautman serves as an advisory board member and chair for Academy Health's Interdisciplinary Research Interest Group on Nursing Issues (IRGNI). Dr. Trautman is a 2007/2008 Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow who worked for the Honorable Nancy Pelosi, then Speaker of the House, U.S. House of Representatives.

Richard W. Valachovic, DMD, MPH
CEO & President
American Dental Education Association

Richard W. Valachovic is the Chief Executive Officer of the American Dental Education Association and President of the ADEAGies Foundation. He joined ADEA in 1997 after more than 20 years in research, practice and teaching of pediatric dentistry and oral medicine/radiology. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Oral and Maxillofacial Radiology and is certified in pediatric dentistry and dental public health. Dr. Valachovic previously served on the faculty of the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and during his tenure at Harvard served as dean for clinical affairs, dean for government and community affairs, and as director of postdoctoral education. He was also chief of dentistry of the Harvard University Health Services immediately prior to assuming the role of executive director at ADEA. He also served on the faculty and as dean for clinical affairs at the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. Dr. Valachovic has served as president of the Federation of Associations of Schools of the Health Professions (FASHP) and as founding executive director of the International Federation of Dental Educators and Associations (IFDEA). He is a member of the Washington Higher Education Secretariat (WHES). Dr. Valachovic earned his B.S. degree in 1973 from St. Lawrence University in Canton, New York and his D.M.D. in 1977 from the University of Connecticut School of Dental Medicine. He also holds a Master of Public Health degree (1981) and a Master of Science degree in health policy and management (1982) from the Harvard School of Public Health. He completed a residency in pediatric dentistry at the Childrenís Hospital Medical Center in Boston in 1979.

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