CIPES Structure and Committees

CIPES Governance Structure GraphicGovernance

CIPES is governed by the Executive Vice Chancellor and a Dean's Council comprised of the Dean of Nursing, Sally Maliski;  Dean of Pharmacy, Kenneth Audus; Dean of Medicine, Robert Simari and Dean of Health Professions; Abiodun Akinwuntan as well as Deans of Medicine, Garold Minns and Pharmacy, Robert Emerson from Wichita; and Dean of Medicine, William Cathcart-Rake from Salina. 

Curriculum Committee

Consult and maintain IPE activities for overarching CIPES programing. Inform new program design and track programs for IPEC competencies. Identify gaps and opportunities to expand.

Co-Leads:  Steve Jernigan (Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science) and Kristy Johnston (CIPES).

Participants: Heather Gibbs (Dietetics and Nutrition), Elizabeth Young (Nursing), Serra Goodman (CIPES), Wendy Hildenbrand (Occupation Therapy Education), Renee Hodgkins (Clinical Lab Science), Susan Jackson (Hearing and Speech), Karen Schell (Respiratory Care), Pam Shaw (Medicine), Sarah Shrader (Pharmacy), Jim Backes (Pharmacy) and Jana Zaudke (Medicine).

Learning In Practice

Identify and develop new Interprofessional Education opportunities in clinical practice settings.

Co-Leads:  Sarah Shrader (Pharmacy) and Kristy Johnston (CIPES).

Participants: Rachel Barkley (Dietetics and Nutrition), Yvonne Colgrove (Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science) , Debby Daniels (Hearing and Speech), Serra Goodman (CIPES), Joyce Grayson (Rural), Joe Heidrick (Pharmacy), Jane Hughes (Occupational Therapy Education), Alyson Luckenbach (Nursing), Lauren Pulino (Health Information Management), Louann Rinner (Lend Training Director - CCHD), Karen Schell (Respiratory Care), Pam Shaw (Medicine), Peggy Waggoner (Hearing and Speech) and Mary Beth Warren (AHEC). 

Faculty Development 

Create new facutly development opportunities for faculty preceptors, clinicians and staff who are engaged in Interprofessional Education and Practice.

Participants: Steve Jernigan(Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science), Kristy Johnston (CIPES) and Sarah Shrader (Pharmacy)

Assessment and Scholarship  

Facilitate innovative IP education and practice research efforts on campus. Provide oversight of the Interprofessional Research Umbrella protocol. Define broad longitudinal plan to assess KUMC IPE & practice programs.

Co-Leads:  Kristy Johnston (CIPES), Steve Jernigan (Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Science)

Participants: Jim Backes (Pharmacy), Cara Busenhart (Nursing), Heather Collins (Library), Debbie Ford (Nursing), Wendy Hildenbrand (Occupational Therapy Education), Heather Gibbs (Dietetics and Nutrition), Serra Goodman (CIPES), Renee Hodgkins (Clinical Lab Sciences), Sarah Shrader (Pharmacy), Karen Schell (Respiratory Care), Susan Jackson (Hearing and Speech), LaVerne Manos (Nursing Informatics), Pam Shaw (Medicine) and Kathryn Istas (Medicine).

Last modified: Jul 13, 2017
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