In the News
JoAn Stanek, DNP, RN, MSN, ANP, CHPN receives the 2022 Faculty Excellence Award in IPE! This University-level award is sponsored by the Office of IPEP and honors faculty who merit recognition for significantly contributing to the advancement of interprofessional education and practice by developing intentional opportunities for students to “learn from, with, and about each other to advance health.” This is named for Dr. Julie S. Byerley, who empowered numerous health professions educators to be innovative and collaborative and set a standard for educational excellence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
As an Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholar for Nursing, Dr. Stanek created a partnership with the chaplaincy department at UNC Health to implement interprofessional simulated experiences on ‘crucial conversations” and debrief ways they can work together. She embedded this activity in her Death and Bereavement elective to equip students with the skills needed to communicate effectively and support families at the end of life.
Associate Provost for Interprofessional Health Initiatives, Meg Zomorodi, described Dr. Stanek’s long history of IPEPand excellence in teaching. Zomorodi says Dr. Stanek is “truly deserving of this award as an early innovator for IPEP.” Dr. Stanek is one of the Office of IPEP’s key partners for traumatic brain injury and the Peak Performance interprofessional pilot. Recognizing a need during the COVID pandemic, Dr. Stanek worked closely with a team of interprofessional colleagues to create an interprofessional telehealth experience and demonstrated her expertise in teaching and innovation as a member of this team. She led the design, implementation, and evaluation components for undergraduate nursing students. Dr. Stanek received the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in undergraduate teaching in 2019 for her educational innovation. She mentors new faculty in the SON who are interested in IPEP and, through this mentorship, has empowered them to further engage in the IPEP network.
The UNC Office of IPEP was one of 5 winners of the 2021 George Thibault Award. The George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award celebrates exemplary interprofessional collaboration in the United States and recognizes those who are thinking and acting differently where practice and education connect in health systems. OIPEP’s Carolina Covid Student Services Corps as well as our service during the vaccine effort was recognized for our ability to redesign both healthcare education and healthcare delivery simultaneously to be better integrated and more interprofessional while demonstrating outcomes.
The Carolina COVID-19 Student Service Corps is seeking volunteers to help reduce the spread of COVID-19 on campus this spring. The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students. Volunteers will work on various projects in the Carolina and Chapel Hill communities, including social media campaigns, student outreach, support at COVID-testing sites and contact tracing.
For more information about this important initiative coordinated by the Office of IPEP, please read this interview with Assistant Provost, Meg Zomorodi, and visit the Carolina CSSC tab on our website to sign up!
The Office of IPEP is thrilled to announce that Jennifer Brame, EdS, MS, RDH, has been selected IPEP director for the Adams School of Dentistry! Learn more about Jennie and the ASOD’s commitment to interprofessional excellence here: https://www.dentistry.unc.edu/brame-director-ipep/
Jadesola (Jade) Giwa, DDS Candidate 2021, has received the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC) Student Award for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. The award recognizes a student who has demonstrated consistent engagement in an interprofessional collaborative practice within the clinic, classroom, and/or community.
Read the full article here: https://www.dentistry.unc.edu/giwa-american-interprofessional-health-collaborative-award/