January 15, 2021

Four from Medical School named to 2021-22 Interprofessional Leadership Fellows cohort

Their team projects will center predominantly on interprofessional education in experiential settings, such as clinics or community settings

2021-22 Interprofessional Fellows

Four Medical School representatives are part of the sixth cohort of the University of Michigan Interprofessional Leadership Fellows program. Their team projects will center predominantly on interprofessional education in experiential settings, such as clinics or community settings.

The four Medical School fellows for 2021-22 are: Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Clifford L. Craig, M.D., Interprofessional Education and Curriculum Program Manager Priscilla Hohmann, Assistant Professor of Learning Health Sciences Vitaliy Popov, Ph.D., and Professor of Biomedical Engineering Jan P. Stegemann, Ph.D.

“The sixth cohort of IPL fellows will be building on the incredible success of their predecessors,” said Frank Ascione, Ph.D., director of the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education. “They will benefit from the experience and momentum already gained from our health science schools in making the University of Michigan a leader among IPE programs. The new fellows will add to the large pool of faculty who are committed to teaching and providing IPE and collaborative care for our learners, patients and communities we serve.”

The educators and practitioners entering this 18-month IPL Fellows program will participate in a campus-based interprofessional learning community facilitated by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching. They also will have internationally acclaimed interprofessional training from the University of Toronto’s Centre for IPE. This 6-module “VITAL” interprofessional training program (it stands for Virtual Interprofessional Teaching And Learning) coaches participants in knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors to lead interprofessional education and practice initiatives.

In addition to IPL Fellows, a small number of U-M faculty interested in experiential interprofessional education can be accommodated in the VITAL training at no cost; applications are due April 16 for the May training modules.

The nine 2021-22 fellows represent the U-M schools of social work, dentistry, pharmacy, nursing, medicine, and engineering. Among other activities, the fellows participate annually at U-M Health Professions Education Day. The new fellows join the 79 preceding IPL faculty fellows, who have launched impactful interprofessional team projects. Their work and the network they represent have resulted in a variety of new interprofessional courses, publications, and awards.

The IPL Fellows program was founded in 2016 and is funded by the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education with support from the U-M Transforming Learning for the Third Century Initiative, the Office of the Provost, and the deans of the seven health science schools located in Ann Arbor: School of Dentistry, School of Kinesiology, Medical School, School of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, School of Public Health, and School of Social Work.