UW CIPE Bi-Monthly Update

March 2020 IPE Update

April is National Interprofessional Healthcare Month!

In this Issue:

In response to the new UW guidelines and the evolving nature of the COVID-19, UW CIPE is working with staff, its committees, planning teams, and regional and inter/national networks to explore alternate delivery options for IPE offerings. The National Center and the AIHC are creating the COVID-19 Resource Page while hosting national webinars.
More information will be shared in future IPE Updates. Should you require additional information and/or have questions or comments, please do not hesitate to contact us at

UW's Response to COVID-19
In line with the Strategic Directions, and as part of the UW CIPE Education Strategic Priority, the UW CIPE is working with the UW Division of Continuing Studies and our partners to develop the UW CIPE Badger Program. The goal of the UW CIPE Badger Program is to recognize and award learners who are participating in different IPE offerings and activities through the UW-Madison and its partners.
At this time, we are finalizing the following two Badges:

1.) The UW CIPE Badger Program – IPE Fundamental Badge: The IPE Fundamental Badge will be awarded by UW CIPE to UW–Madison students who successfully complete all four UW CIPE Foundational Competency Modules including: Interprofessional Teamwork and Team-based Practice, Interprofessional Communication, Values and Ethics for Interprofessional Practice, and Roles and Responsibilities for Collaborative Practice. The Badge will recognize students’ achievement in gaining the basic knowledge, skills, and attitude towards becoming interprofessional practitioners.
2.) The UW CIPE Badger Program – AHEC Scholar Badge is awarded by the UW CIPE to state-wide students who successfully completed the WI AHEC Scholar Program in recognition of their gained knowledge, skills and leadership in becoming interprofessional practitioners.

Further information will be shared in future IPE Update Issues and through our website at      

Spring Offerings
  • Interprofessional Communication Module: The IP Communication Module sessions were held on February 3rd and February 17th with participation from approximately 350 first-year students from four programs (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy). The feedback was collected through a Qualtrics survey. The response rate for both of the IP Communication Module in-person sessions was high (85% on average). The overall average rating for both sessions was also quite high:
    • 93% of students indicated the sessions met their goals.
    • 88% of participants indicated the sessions met their expectations.
    • 88% of participants rated the sessions to be at or above Good.
    • 86% of respondents rated the organization of the sessions at 7 and above (in a scale of 1-10).
  • Values and Ethics Module: The Values and Ethics Module sessions were held on February 10th and March 2nd with participation of more than 400 first- and second-year students from six programs (Nursing, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, and Public Health). The feedback was collected through a Qualtrics survey, and the response rate for both of the in-person sessions was high (72% on average). The overall average rating for both sessions was also high:
    • 92% of students indicated the sessions met their goals.
    • 85% of participants indicated the sessions meet their expectations.
    • 81% of participants rated the sessions to be at or above Good.
    • 77% of respondents rated the organization of the sessions at 7 and above (in a scale of 1-10).

UW CIPE Certificates of Recognition and Participation

In efforts to recognize and appreciate the time and contribution of faculty, staff and senior students to the successes of the 2019-2020 Competency Modules, UW CIPE has issued 20 Certificates of Recognition to planning team members and 58 Certificates of Participation to the facilitators.
UW CIPE Advanced Dementia Interprofessional Collaborative Simulation (ADICS)
The overall goals of ADICS Mini-Course include helping students to improve their interprofessional team-based care competencies (IPEC, 2016); to promote a client/patient-centered approach; to apply professional knowledge. The course includes a series of four units (two online units and two simulation units).
  • Unit 1 (the first online unit) introduces students to depression, delirium, and dementia by utilizing self-reflection tools, a knowledge and attitude quiz, and a voice-over PowerPoint.
  • Unit 2 (the first simulation unit) aims to apply interprofessional collaborative skills to a complex discharge situation where knowledge of a condition, along with the roles and responsibilities of the members of the healthcare team, is required. Interprofessional students convene to develop a discharge plan for a senior client who was admitted for elective total hip replacement (THR) but experiencing mild cognitive impairment.
  • Unit 3 (the second online unit) will prepare students for the last simulation experience (Unit 4). Students will be introduced to commonly used tests and measures in the various fields that relate to cognitive status and functional mobility, along with the interpretation of scores.
  • Unit 4 (the second simulation unit) aims to integrate prior knowledge of the client’s condition with their current cognitive and functional status in order to create a client-centric decision about the client and caregiver’s safety.
In Unit 2 and Unit 4, the team performance will be video-taped and students will have a chance to review their video and self-reflect on their skills along with their peers during the debriefing session at the end of each of these two Units. Students will also receive feedback from the standardized patient, peers, and faculty. There will be opportunities for students to provide their feedback about each of the Units as well as the overall course.

While the pilot of the ADICS was previously scheduled for April 6-20th, it has been postponed until the 2020-21 Academic Year due to the current situation and the campus closure.
UW CIPE Committee Update
Steering Committee Meeting
  • The next Steering Committee meeting is scheduled for April 28th, 2020.

Advisory Council Meeting
  • The Advisory Council met on Feb 19th in which the members reflected on and discussed the initial results of the priority setting exercise completed in their previous meeting. The Advisory Council also discussed ways and approaches that UW CIPE could be engaged in philanthropic and fundraising activities.

Education Subcommittee
  • The Education Subcommittee met on January 22nd and March 25th. The members are working towards creating the UW IPE Designation Criteria. In addition, the Subcommittee has also begun to explore and discuss opportunities for alternative delivery of the UW CIPE Offerings.
Scholarship Subcommittee
  • The Scholarship Subcommittee members met on February 6th. The Subcommittee is working towards developing the UW Systematic IPE Evaluative Assessment. In doing so, the members are in the process to identify and document programs’ specific IPE requirements and their evaluation approaches to assess achievement of IPE requirements.
  • Collaborating with the Center for Pre-Professional Advising with the 2nd Annual Healthcare Expo, held on Monday, February 10th, 2020 at Gordon Dining and Event Center.
  • Working with UW Health Rehabilitation and Kindred to develop a Capstone Project.
  • Collaboration with PBS and the SMPH Academic Affairs to host a Knowledge Exchange Session on Diabetes - Exclusive Screening of the PBS Documentary BLOOD SUGAR RISING along with an IPE Panel Discussion. This event was originally scheduled for March 23rd and is now being postponed to Fall 2020 due to the current situation and closures.

The Student  Interprofessional Health Council (IPHC) is holding the election for ALL of its Board positions. Students from all health/social programs are invited to participate in this election. Those who are interested in a board position need to complete and email the IPHC Board application to by April 10th, 2020. To obtain the application form and the descriptions for each open position please contact IPHC at
Voting for the elections will take place online on April 17th and the polls will be open all day. Each member will get only one vote and candidate descriptions will be provided. 

  • Khalili, H., & Orchard, C., (2020). The Effects of an IPS-Based IPE Program on Interprofessional Socialization and Dual Identity Development. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-11.
The National Academies of Practice (NAP) has inducted Dr. Linda Scott, the Dean of the UW School of Nursing, and Dr. Hossein Khalili, the Director of UW Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (UW CIPE) as Distinguished Scholars and Fellows. Class of 2020 Fellows were welcomed into NAP on March 15th, 2020. Congratulations to Dean Scott and Dr. Khalili.

Fellowship in NAP is an honor extended to those who have excelled in their profession and are dedicated to furthering interprofessional practice, scholarship and policy in support of interprofessional care. The central purpose of NAP is to advise public policy makers on health care issues using NAP’s unique perspective — that of expert practitioners and scholars joined in interprofessional dialogue and advocacy.

InterprofessionalResearch.Global (IPR.Global) is pleased to announce the opening of the application for the 2020 IPR.Global Best Research Awards. IPR.Global is the Global Network for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) Research. IPR.Global promotes and advocates for evidence-informed policies and practices through fostering and facilitating theory-driven, methodologically rigorous IPECP research. 

The IPR.Global Best Research Awards recognize interprofessional scholarly works that exemplify excellence in the following Award Category:
  • Barbara Fifield Brandt IPR.Global Award - The Barbara Fifield Brandt IPR.Global Award will recognize an academic – practice partnership team that demonstrates impact on learner and health outcomes through sustaining and connecting interprofessional education and collaborative practice in community-based practice settings serving vulnerable and high-risk populations.
  • Hugh Barr IPR.Global Award - The Hugh Barr IPR.Global Award will recognize the evaluation by an interprofessional team of an outstanding example of collaboration between academic institutions and health/social service delivery organizations in high/middle-income and low-income countries to promote and sustain interprofessional education and collaborative practice.
  • John H.V. Gilbert IPR.Global Award - The John H.V. Gilbert IPR.Global Award will recognize an outstanding interprofessional doctoral dissertation, published in the past three years (since 2017), that has resulted in a learning paradigm which brings interprofessional education and learning to interprofessional collaborative practice in a practice setting where practitioners, students and patients have been engaged in developing measurable interprofessional high quality care.
The awards aim at recognizing and honoring innovative interprofessional partnerships, projects or research that has demonstrated a positive impact on the academic/practice/community with a notable contribution to the interprofessional education and collaborative practice field.

Who Is Eligible?
Nominations for the award may be made by individuals (John Gilbert IPR.Global Award) or by teams/partnerships (Barbara Fifield Brandt IPR.Global Award and Hugh Barr IPR.Global Award) from academia, practice, service users / consumers and or students.

Application Process
All applicants need to submit an online application through IPR.Global website ( along with your CV and a nomination letter by May 31st, 2020. To learn more and apply, please visit 2020 IPR.Global Best Research Awards.


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