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Health Sciences IPE News

Dr. Ira Kantrowitz-GordonNew Funding for Oral Health IPE

Congratulations to UW IPE faculty Ira Kantrowitz-Gordon, PhD, CNM (School of Nursing), Amy Kim, DDS (School of Dentistry), Donald Chi, DDS, PhD (School of Dentistry), and Mayumi Willgerodt, PhD, MPH (School of Nursing at UW Bothell) on receiving an award from the New York University College of Nursing’s Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice (OHNEP) initiative to fund their Interprofessional Oral-Systemic Health Curricular Innovation Development project in our community! Together, they will develop training materials for nurse-midwifery and dentistry students and provide interprofessional collaborative practice opportunities for the students to provide interactive oral health education to socioeconomically disadvantaged pregnant women and their families. To read our full article, click here.

For more information about the Oral Health Nursing Education and Practice, click here.

For more information about CenteringPregnancy, click here.

AIHC Leadership Series Webinars Feature UW IPE Faculty

American Interprofessional Health Collaborative logoOn January 8, Dr. Doug Brock (UW School of Medicine, MEDEX Northwest), Dr. Erin Blakeney (UW School of Nursing), Dr. Sarah Shrader (UCLA), and Dr. LuAnn Wilkerson (UCLA) presented "Assessment of IPE to Move beyond Attitudes: Featured tools adn case studies from the field, Part 1." Discussion centered around Barr's modification of the Kirkpatric evaluation framework to focus on other methods of assessing IPE/IPC, including specific measurement tools and how such tools are developed, validated and used to provide quality assessment data. Access the recorded presentation here and the presentation slides here.

Dr. Taryn LindhorstOn April 7, at 9:00 AM Pacific Time, Dr. Brenda Zierler (UW School of Nursing), Dr. Les Hall (University of South Carolina), and Dr. Linda Headrick (University of Missouri) will discuss Interprofessional Faculty Development. 

For more information about the AIHC Leadership Series webinars, go to

Taryn Lindhorst Wins 2015 SSWR Book Award!

Congratulations to Dr. Taryn Lindhorst on receiving the 2015 Society for Social Work and Research Book Award! Her book, entitled “Battered women, their children and international law: The unintended consequences of the Hague Child Abduction Convention,” has been recognized as the outstanding scholarly contribution of the year in advancing social work knowledge by the SSWR. To read more about Dr. Lindhorst, her work and contributions to IPE at the University of Washington, click here.

UW IPE Faculty Highlights

Dr. Janice SabinEach month, the Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education highlights faculty involved in developing interprofessional activities.  We are currently highlighting Janice Sabin, PhD, MSW from the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education.

Dr. Sabin is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education and serves as a social work faculty member in the Pediatric Pulmonary Center (PPC), an interprofessional education training program at Seattle Children's Hospital, Pulmonary and Sleep Medicine. She is also a former PPC social work trainee. Her area of expertise is racial/ethnic health care disparities with an emphasis on understanding mechanisms and pathways that lead to unequal treatment in health care. Her research lies at the intersection of social psychology, social inequality, social justice, and health services. For the past ten years, she has been building a program of original research using primary data collection methods to investigate the role of implicit bias in health care. She is one of the earliest investigators in the nation to apply the science of unconscious bias to health care disparities research.

To read our interview with Dr. Sabin, click here.

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Recent IPE Events at UW

Disaster Preparedness IHI Event 2-26-2015Disaster Preparation

What would you do in the event of a dangerous viral outbreak or an attack? The IHI Open School UW Chapter explored that question on Thursday, February 26th. Fourteen students from the Schools of Public Health, Pharmacy and Medicine came together to develop a community disaster plan in the event of a hypothetical viral zombie outbreak and attack.

To read the full article, click here.

Emergency Department Flow Game Event

IHI Open School ER Flow Game February 2015On Monday, February 2nd, 16 health sciences students from the schools of medicine, pharmacy, and public health came together to demonstrate and discuss the importance of communication in healthcare. Students ran the “Emergency Department Flow Game” from the IHI Open School website designed to develop systems thinking as they begin with a set of basic instructions to move “patients” through an emergency department. As the game progressed, students developed and implemented changes to improve efficiency. There was an "ah-ha" moment as students realized what they had done on such a small scale could be applied to larger and more complex quality improvement projects. “It was interesting,” shared Mark, a first year medical student. “You learn something new every day.” To read more about the event, click here.

For more information or to sign up for the IHI Open School UW Chapter mailing list, please contact Leslie Mallinger, the UW Chapter VP of Interprofessional Education, at

Health Sciences Common Book Author Visit

Dr. Seth Holmes speaks about social justice for migrant workAs part of the Health Sciences Common Book Series, Seth Holmes, author of the 2014-2015 UW Health Sciences Common Book, “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States” spent two days on campus sharing his findings and discussing social justice for migrant workers.

On February 9th, Dr. Holmes, a physician and medical anthropologist, spoke at a Brown Bag Lunch question and answer session, “Activism, Solidarity, and Structural Competency in the Health Professions” along with Dr. Ben Danielson (Odessa Brown Children's Clinic), Manuel Navarro (Columbia Valley Community Health), and LMHC and Puentes Executive Director Maria-José Soerens. Following the question and answer session was a film screening of “Food Chains,” a documentary about a group of Florida farmworkers who are revolutionizing the farmworker industry. Dr. Holmes jointed a panel of speakers from local farmworker unions and farms working toward more ethical and just farming and labor practices. In the evening, Dr. Holmes gave a keynote address to a packed audience at Kane Hall about the research and findings from his book, “Fresh Fruit, Broken Bodies: Migrant Farmworkers in the United States.” On February 10th, Dr. Holmes participated in a panel discussion, “Ethical Imperatives & Quandaries: Clinicians and Researchers Confronting Unjust Economic and Social Realities.” The panel was moderated by Janelle Taylor and other panelists included Johanna Crane, Bonnie Duran, Kelly Edwards, and India Ornelas.

To read the UW Health Sciences Newsbeat article about the keynote address, click here.

Check the Service Learning Resource Center (SLRC) calendar here for upcoming events. For more information about Service Learning opportunities, please contact Kelsen Caldwell, Service Learning Manager in the School of Medicine, at 206-685-2009 or

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Upcoming IPE Events at UW

2015 Intra-UW CLARION Case Competition

CLARION logoOn Wednesday, March 4, two teams of interprofessional students sponsored by the IHI Open School UW Chapter will compete for a chance to represent the University of Washington at the National CLARION Case Competition at the University of Minnesota in April. Teams are given a case involving a medical error, then charged with creating a root cause analysis and proposing quality improvement measures. Teams will present their findings and proposals to a panel of interprofessional UW Health Sciences faculty judges.

Each team will be given 20 minutes to present and 10 minutes for questions from the judges. Judges will evaluate the presentations in the context of real world standards of practice. Information about the CLARION Case Competition, including team requirements and judging criteria, is available from the University of Minnesota CHIP Student Center website. Dave Masuda, MD, MS, from the Schools of Medicine and Public Health, is the faculty advisor for the teams this year and will accompany the winning team to the national competition on April 17 and 18. Last year, the UW team won first prize - $7000 - at the National CLARION Case Competition. Good luck to all of our student competitors!

For more information about CLARION, go to

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Around the Globe: Local, National and International IPE Events

16th Annual International Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community
March 15–17, 2015, Dallas, TX

InterProfessional Health Care Summit: From Education to Practice
April 10, 2015, Savannah, GA

Beyond Flexner 2015: Social Mission in Health Professions Education
April 13–15, 2015, Albuquerque, NM

2015 IHI Open School West Coast Region Conference 
April 17–18, 2015, Portland, OR

2015 National CLARION Case Competition
April 17–18, 2015, University of Minnesota

"Equity and Access: Nursing Research, Practice, and Education" Communicating Nursing Research Conference
April 22–25, 2015, Albuquerque, NM

Zoobiquity 5
April 24–25, 2015, Boston, MA

Third Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Changing Practice, Improving Outcomes
April 25, 2015, Richmond, VA

Interprofessional Education Summit
April 29, 2015, St. Paul, MN

International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Annual Meeting
June 13–16, 2015, San Diego, CA 

World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) 2015 World Congress
June 20–22, 2015, St. Louis, MO

The 5th European Conference on Interprofessional Practice and Education
August 26–28, 2015, Nijmegen, The Netherlands

Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) V
September 29–October 2, 2015, Roanoke, VA

Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education 10 Years On?
November 12–14, 2015, Vancouver, BC
*Deadline for submitting abstracts is April 30, 2015

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News from the IHI Open School UW Chapter

First West Coast Region Conference Coming to Portland!

IHI Open School logoThe IHI West Coast Region Conference is open for student registration. This will be the very first IHI conference on the west coast! The conference will take place on Friday, April 17 – Saturday, April 18 in Portland, OR. Tickets are a refundable $35 and scholarships are available to help cover the cost of travel and lodging. Go to for speaker information and the registration portal. Several members of the UW Chapter IHI Open School executive team will be attendance.

For more information or to sign up for the IHI Open School UW Chapter mailing list, please contact Leslie Mallinger, the UW Chapter VP of Interprofessional Education, at

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