CHIPE Committees

Health Professions Advisory Committee

The Health Professions Advisory Commitee consists of academic deans, department chairs, and faculty who provide input on the accreditation and programmatic IPE needs for their respective programs; facilitate implementation of interprofessional learning experiences; and cultivate a supportive environment that encourages IPE innovations among their stakeholders.  
 
Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education
Veronica Young, PharmD, MPH, Director
Lauren El-Assad, LCSW, Assistant Director
 
College of Natural Sciences Department of Nutritional Sciences Dietetics Program
Monica Meadows, PhD, Director, Coordinated Program in Dietetics
Sara Sweitzer, PhD, Director, Didactic Program in Dietetics
 
College of Pharmacy
Renee’ Acosta, MS, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
 
Dell Medical School
Beth Nelson, MD, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education
 
Moody College of Communication Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Courtney Byrd, PhD, Professor and Founding Director, Michael and Tami Lang Stuttering Institute 
 
School of Nursing
Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
 
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Allan Cole, PhD, Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs
 
Center for Health IPE Executive Steering Committee
Ex-Officio Members
Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW, Associate Dean for Health Affairs, Steve Hicks School of Social Work; Chair, Department of Health Social Work, Dell Medical School  
John Luk, MD, Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Integration, Dell Medical School

IPE Curriculum Committee

The IPE Curriculum Committee consists of health professions faculty across UT Austin. The committee's overall charge is to implement an IPE program that is systematically integrated into required curricula and meets the IPE accreditation standards for all health professions programs.  
 
Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education
Veronica Young, PharmD, MPH, Director
Lauren El-Assad, LCSW, Assistant Director
 
College of Education Department of Kinesiology and Health Education Athletic Training Program 
Kelvin Phan, MS, Clinical Assistant Professor 
 
College of Natural Sciences Department of Nutritional Sciences Dietetics Program
Drew Hays, MA, RD, Assistant Professor of Instruction 
Monica Milonovich, MS, RDN, LD, Assistant Professor of Instruction
 
College of Pharmacy
Lucas Hill, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor
Morgan Stewart, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor
 
Dell Medical School
Lynn Thoreson, DO, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Ashley Trust, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
 
Moody College of Communication Department of Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Corinne Jones, PhD, CCC-SLP, Assistant Professor 
Sangeeta Kamdar, AuD, Clinical Assistant Professor 
 
School of Nursing
Gayle Acton, PhD, Assistant Dean and Associate Professor 
Ana Todd, PhD, Assistant Dean for Undergraduate Programs  
 
Steve Hicks School of Social Work
Dede Sparks, LMSW, Assistant Dean for Health Affairs
 
Center for Health IPE Executive Steering Committee: Ex-Officio Members
Barbara Jones, PhD, MSW, Associate Dean for Health Affairs, Steve Hicks School of Social Work; Chair, Department of Health Social Work, Dell Medical School  
John Luk, MD, Assistant Dean of Interprofessional Integration, Dell Medical School 
Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, School of Nursing
 

Student Health Interprofessional Practice and Education Committee (SHIPEC) 

SHIPEC is a student-led committee whose mission is to lead interprofessional student forums to advance collaborative learning and scholarship and promote team-based, person-centered health care within the health care and health care-related professions. CHIPE is the advising body for SHIPEC. If you are in a health professions program and would like to learn more about serving on this committee, please send us an email. 
 
2020-2021 Representatives:
Dayal Rajagopalan, SHIPEC President and Dell Medical School student 
Cindy Nguyen, SHIPEC Vice-President and College of Pharmacy student 
Katie Foshee, SHIPEC Representative and Steve Hicks School of Social Work master's student 
Dina Chibli, SHIPEC Representative and College of Pharmacy student  
Sarah Cho, SHIPEC Representative and College of Pharmacy student 
 
Faculty Advisors: 
Kristin Janzen, PharmD, Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Pharmacy 
John Luk, MD, Assistant Dean for Interprofessional Integration, Dell Medical School 
Dede Sparks, LMSW, Assistant Dean for Health Affairs, Steve Hicks School of Social Work