UT's Center for Health IPE to share health-focused research, projects, and interprofessional workshops

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April 29, 2019
UT Center to Host Inaugural Health Showcase
UT’s Center for Health IPE to share health-focused research, projects and interprofessional workshops
AUSTIN, Texas — On May, 3, 2019, The University of Texas at Austin’s Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education (Health IPE) will host its first ever interprofessional health poster showcase. The event will provide a forum for students to present health-related projects in one of three categories: community engagement, quality improvement, and research. Faculty teams will also lead mini-workshops throughout the event where attendees can take a quick dive into health-related topics through an interprofessional lens.
The Center for Health IPE invited undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in health-related fields to submit abstracts. Over 70 students will present their posters and represent programs across the university and other Texas higher education institutions, including nursing, medicine, fine arts, pharmacy, education, athletic training, audiology, business, social work, public health, and engineering.
In addition to poster presentations, nine interprofessional workshops will take place throughout the event. Each workshop was developed by an interprofessional faculty team who designed each 50-minute workshop to pertain to a health topic using a team-based approach. The five different health topics include the language of addiction, stroke care, disordered eating in athletes, a complex pediatrics case, and a simulation about geriatric care. Faculty from athletic training, audiology, nutrition, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work, and speech language pathology will lead the workshops.
“The Center is so pleased to be able to provide an opportunity for students and residents to showcase their research and projects that focus on improving person-centered care and population-oriented health. Their scholarly work demonstrates the breadth and diversity of real-world issues being addressed at the university. We are thrilled to convene faculty experts to lead interprofessional workshops that allow attendees to learn about important health topics using a team-based approach.”
This event is free and open to students, faculty, staff, and community members. It will take place at Dell Medical School’s Health Discovery Building on May 3, 2019 from 10 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. To learn more and register, visit https://healthipe.utexas.edu/interprofessional-health-showcase.
About the Center for Health IPE
The UT Austin Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education’s mission is to lead innovative interprofessional education, practice, and scholarship that advances collaborative person-centered health care and population-oriented health. The Center for Health IPE is housed out of the School of Nursing at 1710 Red River Street in Austin, Texas. Veronica Young, Director, may be reached at youngv@austin.utexas.edu and 512.475.9755. Lauren El-Assad, Program Manager, may be reached at lauren.el- assad@austin.utexas.edu and 512.471.9606. Learn more at https://healthipe.utexas.edu.