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IPEC Institute Sends 34 Teams to Build Interprofessional Education for Population Health

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) institute, “Building Interprofessional Education for Population Health,” took place April 29-May 1 in Herndon, VA with 152 attendees self-organized into 34 interprofessional (IPE) teams. At the conclusion of the institute, faculty-led teams aim to emerge with actionable plans for implementing projects to advance interprofessional curricula, learning experiences, and assessment in collaboration with community partners for improving population health.


Dr. Harrison Spencer (ASPPH) kicked off the institute by moderating an interactive panel titled “Interprofessional Education for Population Health—Stories from the Field”.  Dean John Finnegan and his provost, Dr. Karen Hanson, both of the University of Minnesota, provided the closing keynote to the event, “Institutional Champions for Population Health—Acting and Communicating in Harmony”.  See the agenda here.

Teams included representatives from a number of ASPPH-members:  Oregon Health & Science University, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, University of New England, University of North Texas Health Science Center, University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (represented by Dr. Laura Rudkin, professor and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health, or PMCH, and holder of the Centennial Chair in PMCH, and colleagues), and West Virginia University.  Public health faculty from other institutions – Chamberlain College, Marshall B. Ketchum University, Old Dominion University, The College of New Jersey, University of Evansville, University of Mary Hardin-Baylor, and University of Southern Indiana – were also in attendance.

Check out #IPECinstitute on Twitter to view tweets from the event.

For more details on IPEC, see  Registration will open on May 12 for the Fall 2015 institute, which is focused on a more general, foundational theme.  It will take place October 7 – October 9, also in Herndon, VA.  See details at