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CoreSansMacyLogo_T3_300pxTrain-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program Continues to Launch at New Sites in 2016!

The Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Faculty Development Program is designed to prepare health professions faculty and clinicians to become emerging leaders of interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (ICP) team-based care. Participants attend the in-person training in interprofessional teams of three or more to work on implementing an IPE or ICP project at their home institutions. This national T3 program launched its first training at the University of Virginia in November 2015 and launches at the University of Washington this January 2016 and at the University of Missouri this March 2016.

At the November 2015 program, more than half a dozen participants joined Train-the-Trainer facilitators for 3.5 days of in-person training at the University of Virginia. The in-person program outlined Core Principles and Theoretical Approaches to IPE, Clinically Relevant IPE Design, IPE Implementation, Assessing IPE Outcomes, Sustaining IPE, Team Dynamics and Speed Bumps, and Changing Institutional IPE Clinical Culture. These participant teams are still working hard on implementing their project ideas with support from the Train-the-Trainer coaching webinars and on-going support from the workshop facilitators. Their first of four webinars is happening this January 25, 2016.

The T3 Interprofessional Faculty Development Program is supported by funds from the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and is partnered with the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE). Co-Directors Dr. Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN (University of Washington) and Dr. Les Hall, MD (South Carolina University) are very excited about the T3 program’s impact this coming year. Interprofessional teams can sign-up to attend the T3 program at any of the three training sites through the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE). 

Dr. Emiko TajimaIP Training Grant Awarded to Dr. Emiko Tajima from SAMHSA

Congratulations to Dr. Emiko Tajima, Associate Professor at UW’s School of Social Work, for her new 3-year interprofessional training grant awarded this fall by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). Dr. Tajima’s training grant financially supports 10 students of Nursing, Pharmacy, and Dentistry with a $1,000 stipend while they take a course and integrative seminar on Screening, Brief Intervention, and Referral to Treatment (SBIRT). The SBIRT course is expected to pilot this Spring 2016.

Published: i-TEETH: Interprofessional Teams Engaged in Education and Training for Optimal Health

Chattering teethCongratulations to authors Mayumi Willgerodt (UW School of Nursing–Bothell), Jennifer Sonney (UW School of Nursing), Doug Brock (MEDEX) and Debra Liner (UW School of Nursing) on their recently published interprofessional curriculum in MedEdPortal titled i-TEETH: Interprofessional Teams Engaged in Education and Training for Optimal Health. Designed for pediatric dental residents and pediatric nurse practitioner trainees, the training program is designed to bridge education and practice with a three-part educational program trainees integrating online, classroom and clinical training.

More information can be found at the MedEdPORTAL site here.

Featured Faculty

Andrew A. White, MD, Medical Director of UWMC General Medicine Unit (6NE), Director of UWMC Hospitalist Group

This feature is part of our series highlighting the work of faculty teaching IPE at UW.

Dr. Andrew A. WhiteAndrew grew up in Albuquerque, NM, attended college at Princeton, followed by medical school at Vanderbilt.  He followed his wife to Seattle to complete Internal Medicine residency training at the University of Washington and remained on the faculty at UWMC.  He now serves as the medical director of 6NE (the general medicine unit), the director of the hospitalist group, and a physician analyst with IT services.  He works on a wide array of hospital committees aimed at improving safety, patient experience, and healthcare value.  His research has focused on communication after adverse events, support for clinicians involved in adverse events, and electronic decision support systems.  

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Recent IPE Events at UW

UW Conference on Heart Failure October 16th and 17th UW Medicine Logo

On October 16th and 17th, heart failure specialists, clinicians, and researchers are joining for a conference titled "Full Spectrum of Heart Failure Therapy: Making the Connections." At this 1.5-day conference, presenters will engage the audience with a debate, presentations, and panel discussions all on topics relating to heart failure. To register, view the agenda, and learn more about the presenters, click here

2016 Seattle Heart Walk Regional Heart Center ParticipantsUW Heart Failure Team Walked for a Cause

On October 17th members from the University of Washington’s Regional Heart Center gathered at Seattle Center to participate in the Seattle Heart Walk. The Seattle Heart Walk is a fundraising event sponsored by the American Heart Association. This year teams were tasked with raising $2 million dollars in donations to support clinical, education, and research programs in the Great Puget Sound area.  So far over $1.5 million has been raised. For further information about the Puget Sound Heart Walk, check out their home page here.

Leadership Workshop

Health care providers from the UW's Regional Heart Center, UW's School of Medicine Institute for Simulation and Interprofessional Studies (UW ISIS), and CHSIERP's grant team came together on November 3rd to discuss change management. Facilitators Ross Ehrmantraut, RN, and Kurt O'Brien, MHROD facilitated this four hour workshop. 

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Upcoming IPE Events at UW

Interpofessional health sciences students collaborating.Foundations of Interprofessional Practice Events

The Foundations of Interprofessional Practice series brings together students in the Schools of Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, and the MEDEX Northwest Physician Assistant Program. Each event provides problem-solving exercises designed to improve healthcare delivery through better collaboration among various disciplines and aims to foster collaborative learning across the schools. The next event, “Interprofessional Partnerships for Individual, Community and Public Health,” will take place on January 14th. Then, on April 18th, the “Interprofessional Error Disclosure” event will take place. 

T3 National Faculty Development Training

Launched in November 2015, the T3 Train-the-Trainer National Faculty Development Training Program is designed to prepare health professions faculty and clinicians to become emerging leaders of IPE and IPCP team-based care. The 3.5-day workshop rotates between the three national training sites at the University of Washington, the University of Virginia and the University of Missouri. On January 25-28, training will be provided by the University of Washington at Harborview Medical Center.

To read more about this new training program, click here

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Around the Globe: Local, National and International IPE Events

National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Ambassador Training Webinar
January 19, 2016, 1:00-2:00 p.m. CST

Train-the-Trainer Faculty Development Program: Interprofessional Education Faculty Development for Educators

 National League for Nursing 2016 Leadership Conference: Co-creating Collaborative Environments
February 4, 2016, 8:00 a.m. CST

Fourth Annual Emswiller Interprofessional Symposium: Leading Interprofessional Innovations in a Changing World
February 6, 2016, 9:00 a.m. CST

2016 Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Change Conference
March 10-11, 2016, Dallas, TX

17th Annual Summit on Improving Patient Care in the Office Practice and the Community
March 20-22, 2016, Orlando, FL

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News from the IHI Open School UW Chapter

2016 CLARION Competitions

CLARION Competition LogoThe IHI Open School UW Chapter is ramping up for the 2016 CLARION competitions. The competitions provide interprofessional teams of students with unique opportunities to work intimately across disciplines to propose innovative and cost-effective solutions to the most timely health issues facing our current healthcare system.  Participants are provided with a scenario and are charged with creating a root cause analysis and propose improvements in team-based care at the patient, hospital and regional healthcare system levels. 

The local competition will be held in the Health Sciences Building on February 29 and the winning team will have a chance to compete at the national competition at the University of Minnesota in April. Information regarding competition agenda, format, and general information can be found in the following link.

The IHI Open School UW Chapter is currently seeking judges and coaches from any of the health sciences disciplines for the local and national competitions. Judges provide invaluable feedback to the competing teams and select the winning team that will represent the UW at the national competition.

If you are a UW faculty member or UWMC provider and are interested in participating as a judge, please contact the event planners, Nan Aye ( and Tiffany Woelfel ( 

While IHI UW chapter is currently working on covering the national registration fee of $2000 for the UW winning team, students may need to find funding from their own departments for their travel expenses.  A list of other funding sources, including GPSS, will be provided after teams are selected.

Please direct any questions to Nan Aye ( and Tiffany Woelfel (  Both women represented the UW at the national competition last year and are happy to answer any questions.

Interprofessional Shadowing

IHI Open School logoStudents interested in learning more about the different disciplines involved in patient care at the UW Medical Center may apply for the student-led UW IHI Interprofessional Shadowing Program.

This shadowing program is open to all health sciences students at UW. Through the program, students will have the opportunity to shadow one or more of the following professionals: physician, nurse, pharmacist, social worker, physical/occupational therapist, and administrator. This is a great opportunity to see how the different healthcare disciplines come together to collaborate as a care team in the fast-paced ICU environment.

If you are a student interested in participating in the IHI Interprofessional Shadowing Program, complete the following steps before 1/13 at 12 am. Please note that only a limited number of students can be accepted this quarter. Selected students will be notified via email within two days of the application closure.

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