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KU School of Social Welfare Celebration of Interprofessional Practice and Education

Monday, April 15, 2019

The University of Kansas School of Social Welfare is hosting Celebration of Interprofessional Education and Collaboration on April 17, 2019 from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Lied Center Pavilion. The event introduces Dr. Teri Kennedy, Associate Dean, Ida Johnson Feaster Professorship in Interprofessional Practice and Education, KU Medical Center School of Nursing to the Lawrence campus. Dr. Kennedy will share remarks on national developments in interprofessional practice and opportunities in Kansas.  The event will offer networking opportunities between with KU and KUMC faculty and staff as well as field instructors and community partners interested in interprofessional teaching, research and practice.

Interprofessional team-based care is increasingly recognized as key to achieving successful health outcomes. Interprofessional education, formally defined as two or more professions learning about, from and with each other, helps students to understand the roles and responsibilities of health team members and develop the skills to effectively communicate and collaborate.

“It is critical for our students, as well as students from other professions, to have the knowledge and skills to function as confident team members,” said Dean Michelle Carney, School of Social Welfare. We’re excited to welcome Dr. Kennedy to Lawrence and look forward to being inspired to consider interprofessional learning opportunities for our students across both campuses.”

The April 17 event also features poster presentations by the School’s Integrated Health Scholars. Scholars are clinical MSW students who participate in value-added interprofessional education to work with rural and medically underserved populations. Posters will highlight Scholars’ capstone projects featuring innovative practice and achievements in integrated behavioral and primary health care at their field practicum.

The event is free and open to the public. Please RSVP at bit.ly/IHSPCelebration.

For more information, contact Michelle Levy at mlevy@ku.edu

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