Welcome to the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education’s (CHIPE’s) Virtual Interprofessional Health Showcase site! We were thrilled to celebrate the amazing work of our students and residents who submitted a total of 90 health-related abstracts. From 5/1/20 - 5/4/20, we displayed 88 posters in the following categories: community engagement, quality improvement, research, literature reviews, and case studies. Project collaborators range from schools and programs across UT and all pertain to health and health care. A few highlights:
  • 40% of abstracts were submitted by interprofessional teams, meaning authors from two or more professions collaborated on each of these projects
  • 51% of the projects involved community partners
  • Authors represent 12 professions/majors, consisting of undergraduate, graduate, and professional students and residents
  • 304 people voted in the new People's Choice award category, representing numerous professions from UT and the community 
  • Poster winners represent 8 programs 
You may view the 2020 Interprofessional Health Showcase award winners on this page. Finalists are noted in the showcase program. Congratulations to all of the winners and finalists, as the competition was tremendous. New this year is the “People’s Choice Award” where showcase attendees voted for their top 3 favorite projects. People's Choice winners included student teams from the College of Education, the College of Natural Sciences, and the School of Nursing. 

This is our 2nd Annual Interprofessional Health Showcase which transitioned to a virtual format as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent social distancing measures. Several shout-outs are in order. First, we appreciate our sponsors: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas and H-E-B. Please visit their sites and learn about the great work they do to promote community health in Texas. Second, we appreciate the efforts of faculty and staff in the College of Pharmacy, School of Nursing, Dell Medical School, and Steve Hicks School of Social Work who helped us to transition this important event online. A list of individuals who contributed as judges and abstract reviewers is below. We appreciate our students’ adaptability moving their learning experiences online and creating digital posters for this showcase that allow audiences to learn about the impactful work they are doing in health care. During these challenging times, it is even more important that we find opportunities to celebrate the hard work and dedication of our learners. Finally, I would like to thank Lauren El-Assad, CHIPE’s program manager, for making this virtual event possible.


Take care and be well,
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Veronica Young, PharmD, MPH 
Director, CHIPE 

Thank you to the following individuals and programs for supporting this event:         


Center for Health IPE Founding Partners:


Poster Judges: 

  • Michael Akwari, PharmD Intern
  • John Bartholomew, PhD, College of Education
  • Heather Becker, PhD, School of Nursing
  • Susan Brown, College of Pharmacy 
  • Brittany Christensen, DNP, MSN, APRN, CPNP-PC/AC, FNP-C, AE-C, School of Nursing
  • David Cripe, MBA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Pat Davis, PhD, College of Pharmacy
  • Greg Hemphill, MD, UT Alumnus 
  • Kristin Janzen, PharmD, BCPS, College of Pharmacy; Dell Seton Medical Center
  • Sarah Kubes, PharmD, UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy 
  • Rosemary Lester-Smith, PhD, CCC-SLP, College of Communication
  • Kristie Loescher, MPH, DBA, SHRM-SCP, McCombs School of Business
  • Mirza Lugo-Neris, PhD, CCC-SLP, College of Communication
  • Francisco Martinez, MPA, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Texas
  • Brittany O’Malley, MPH, CHES, Longhorn Wellness Center
  • Kenny Nguyen, PharmD Intern 
  • Robin Richardson, MA, LIVESTRONG Center Institutes, UT Health Austin
  • Lourdes Rodriguez, DrPH, St. David’s Foundation
  • Lauren Shinn, MS, Dell Medical School
  • Dede Sparks, LMSW, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
  • Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing
  • Sam Vogel, PharmD, BCPP, College of Pharmacy; UT Health Austin
  • LuAnn Wilkerson, Ed.D., Dell Medical School

Abstract Reviewers: 

  • Michael Akwari, PharmD Intern
  • Alyssa Aguirre, LCSW-S, UT Health Austin 
  • Pat Davis, PhD, College of Pharmacy 
  • Lori Haertel, PhD, RN, CS, ARNP, School of Nursing
  • Lucas Hill, PharmD, College of Pharmacy
  • Claire Latiolais, PharmD, College of Pharmacy
  • Kathryn Litten, PharmD, BCACP, College of Pharmacy
  • Kenny Nguyen, PharmD Intern 
  • Farya Phillips, PhD, CCLS, Steve Hicks School of Social Work
  • Jennifer Seltzer, PharmD, UT Health Science Center College of Pharmacy
  • Gayle Timmerman, PhD, RN, CNS, FAAN, School of Nursing
  • Sam Vogel, PharmD, BCPP, College of Pharmacy; UT Health Austin
  • Veronica Young, PharmD, MPH, College of Pharmacy
And a BIG shout out to the College of Pharmacy's Learning Resource Center for helping transition this event to a virtual format! 

Showcase Program

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Event Sponsor: BCBS of Texas

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Event Sponsor: H-E-B