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Jaime Sand Named Interim Director of Interprofessional Education for the College of Health Sciences

The College of Health Sciences’ Academic Leadership Committee (ALC) named Jaime Sand, associate professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Health, interim director of interprofessional education (IPE) for the college, effective Nov. 2013.

Sand was one of five administrators and faculty from the college who attended the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Fall 2013 Interprofessional Education Institute. Tim Dunnagan, dean of the College of Health Sciences, Pam Gehrke, associate professor in the School of Nursing, Jody Lester, chair of the Department of Respiratory Care, and Leslie Kendrick, chair of the Department of Radiologic Sciences, joined Sand at the institute, which focused on building a framework for collaboration, addressing the need for IPE, reviewing the core competencies of IPE and IPE program measurement, evaluation and improvement, highlighting success stories, and discussing the design of effective shared learning experiences.

The institute offered a number of team meeting sessions for the group to focus on College of Health Sciences’ IPE efforts, including clarifying a job description for an IPE director, identifying IPE goals for the college and discussing possible IPE experiences to be integrated throughout the undergraduate and graduate curricula.

As chair of the college’s IPE committee, Sand has been very involved in the college’s IPE strategic plan initiative. The committee has developed a college IPE white paper, generated a common college-wide syllabi for the Finishing Foundations 400 courses and implemented the Finishing Foundations 400 courses for the college.

The ALC fully and unanimously supports Sand and hopes that the swift creation of the position will allow the college to effectively move this strategic initiative forward within the college.