Collaborative Healthcare: Interprofessional Practice, Education and Evaluation (JCIPE)


This fall has seen a flurry of activity at the Jefferson Center for InterProfessional Education (JCIPE). In September, Lauren Collins, MD, Associate Director of JCIPE, was selected as one of five recipients of the prestigious Macy Faculty Scholars (MFS) program, a two-year career development award supported by the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation. She now joins a national network of other MFS recipients in helping to re-envision training of health professions students and delivery of collaborative care. Elizabeth Speakman, EdD, RN, ANEF, FNAP, JCIPE Co-Director, completed her three-year Robert Wood Johnson Executive Nurse Fellowship and was recently selected to attend the Institute of Medicine Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action Summit 2015. In addition, Nethra Ankam, MD, from the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and Tracey Vause Earland, MS, OTR/L, from the Department of Occupational Therapy of the College of Health Professions, both longtime faculty champions of IPE at Jefferson, have recently been appointed to serve as the new Co-Directors of the Jefferson Health Mentors Program (JHMP), overseeing dynamic changes in one of our flagship activities.