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Deadline extended for Associate Directors in the Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice applications

Mar. 21, 2013

Dear Colleagues,

The deadline for applications for Associate Directors in the Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice has been extended to March 31. 

Interested parties are strongly encouraged to apply or contact their school’s committee representative for more information.  

IPE Representatives

Dentistry: Laura Romito LRomitoc@iu.edu

Health and Rehabilitation Sciences: Gaylen Kelton GKelton@iupui.edu

Nursing: Judy Halstead JHalstea@iupui.edu

Medicine: Maryellen Gusic mgusic@iupui.edu

Optometry: Neil Pence Pence@indiana.edu

Public Health -- Indianapolis: Carole Kacius Kacius@iupui.edu

Public Health-- Bloomington: David Lohrmann DLohrman@indiana.edu

Social Work: Jim Hall JAH6@iu.edu

The recent establishment of the Indiana University Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice has created several unique opportunities for faculty to help shape interprofessional education and practice (IPE/P) at Indiana University.

The Center’s purpose is to foster an interdisciplinary approach to health care and education. The Center will be led by Dr. Judith Halstead, who serves as Director and three Associate Directors with a focus in one of three areas: curriculum development and integration; faculty development and leadership training; and outcome evaluation and scholarship.

The curriculum development and integration pillar will focus on creating and supporting IPE/P opportunities throughout the university, integrating the IPE/P model into school curricula.

The faculty development and leadership training pillar will work with interested faculty members to develop and strengthen their ability to utilize IPE/P in their teaching and course development. 

The outcome evaluation and scholarship pillar will be responsible for evaluation efforts related to the Center and dissemination of outcomes and best practices developed at Indiana University through scholarly publication. 

Each Associate Director will lead a committee of faculty members from across the health professions schools that will be responsible for one of the three areas mentioned above. Each Associate Director position will be a commitment of 25% time for the faculty member and appointments are expected to start June or July 1. 

For more information on each of the Associate Director positions, please see the following position descriptions:

Associate Director, Curriculum Development and Integration

Associate Director, Faculty Development and Leadership Training

Associate Director, Outcome Evaluation and Scholarship

Anyone interested in applying for an Associate Director position should send a letter of interest and CV to Ellen Burton, program manager for University Clinical Affairs, at esburton@indiana.edu by Monday, March 31.

I hope you will consider joining this exciting initiative and adding your talents to the great work of the Center for Interprofessional Health Education and Practice.


D. Craig Brater, MD
Chair, University Clinical Affairs Committee
Senior Vice President of Health Sciences
Dean, School of Medicine

Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, FAAN
Deputy Chair, University Clinical Affairs Committee
Dean, School of Nursing

Austin O. Agho, PhD
Dean, School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences

Joseph A. Bonanno, OD, PhD
Dean, School of Optometry

Edwin C. Marshall, OD, MS, MPH 
Vice President for Diversity, Equity, & Multicultural Affairs

Michael A. Patchner, PhD
Dean, School of Social Work

Mohammad R. Torabi, PhD, MPH
Dean, School of Public Health -- Bloomington

John N. Williams, DMD, MBA
Dean, School of Dentistry

Eric R. Wright, PhD 
Interim Dean, Fairbanks School of Public Health

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