Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Carrie L. Bell, M.D., and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Jaynee A. Handelsman, Ph.D., represent the Medical School in the new IPL fellows class
Two Medical School faculty members are among a record 21 educators in the third cohort of the Interprofessional Leadership (IPL) Fellows program, an increase that highlights the growing interest in and commitment to interprofessional education at the University of Michigan.
Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynecology Carrie L. Bell, M.D. (left), and Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Jaynee A. Handelsman, Ph.D. (right), represent the Medical School in the new IPL fellows class.
The new fellows will add to the accomplishments of the preceding 32 IPL faculty fellows (17 in the second cohort and 15 in the first cohort, respectively), who have launched eight multidisciplinary team projects to date. These projects have won regional awards and have already contributed the growing landscape of interprofessional education (IPE) and practice in Michigan and beyond. Projects range from expanding online interprofessional foundational experiences for U-M students to creating a patient-care simulation around chronic disease management. The projects show the possibilities for transforming the future of collaboration in health education and care.
The fellows represent the U-M schools of dentistry, kinesiology, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social work, as well as U-M Flint’s schools of nursing and health professionals & studies. During the 18-month program, the fellows will participate in a campus-based interprofessional learning community facilitated by the Center for Research on Learning and Teaching.