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Student Excellence in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award

Third Annual Student Excellence in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award


The Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care established the Student Excellence in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award in 2015.  Since the inaugural ceremony, students from Allied Health Professions, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, College of Humanities and Sciences and Social Work have been recognized.

2017IPEAward_CeremonyThe Third Annual Student Excellence in Interprofessionalism Recognition Award Ceremony will be held on:

Thursday, May 11, 2017
4:00pm - 5:00pm
W. Baxter Perkinson Jr. Building (School of Dentistry)
Third Floor, Brown Conference Room (Room 3114)
1101 E. Leigh Street
Richmond, VA 23219

Join us in recognizing the following learners, who will be completing their educational programs this year: 

  • Indira Miller, School of Nursing
  • Kayla Miller, School of Pharmacy
  • Paul Martin Garner, School of Allied Health Professions, Patient Counseling
  • Erin Hickey, School of Pharmacy
  • Zach Radcliff, College of Humanities and Sciences, Child Clinical Psychology
  • Kalyann Kauv, School of Pharmacy
  • Alvin Ralph Maraya, School of Pharmacy
  • Samantha Roth, School of Social Work, Clinical Social Work
  • John Weeks, School of Medicine

In addition, we will recognized several faculty who remarkably shaped, influenced and impacted IPE curriculum.

  • Jeanne Walter, Ph.D., RN, FAAMA
    Clinical Assistant Professor (Ret.)
    Department of Family and Community Health Nursing
    VCU School of Nursing
  • Susan C Johnson, Ph.D., RN, NEA-BC
    Clinical Assistant Professor (Ret.)
    Department of Adult and Nursing Systems
    VCU School of Nursing

The Student Hotspotting Program is a national initiative during which students work with several patients with a pattern of high-utilization of healthcare services. Over the spring semester, the students conduct home visits with the patients and accompany them on healthcare interactions in the inpatient and outpatient environments. These students help patients with overcome barriers to health, including both medical issues – like diabetes care; and social issues, such as transportation. This is an intensive program and these students put in countless hours to really make a difference for these individuals. Kimberly Davis led the 2017 effort with Melissa Abell, Pablo Bedoya, Steve Crossman, Alan Dow, Emily Peron, Bruce Rybarczyk and Rachel Weiskittle.

  • Paige Cantfil, School of Nursing
  • Kara Keefe, School of Medicine
  • Jacob Parcell, Department of Anthropology
  • Samantha Roth, School of Social Work
  • Adam Sadik, School of Medicine
  • Janae Shatswell, School of Pharmacy

A second group of VCU students competed in the CLARION Case Competition. In this competition, students analyze a systems-based problem in healthcare and develop interprofessional solutions. This year's case focused on providing better healthcare delivery to underserved children and migrant farm workers in a rural midwest agriculture town. Their analysis and solutions were presented to a panel of VCU faculty and student judges on February 25, 2017. The winners of the local competition then represented VCU at a national competition at the University of Minnesota on April 8, 2016. All of this work is a significant commitment on top of normal academic work.  CLARION judges at VCU were Georgia McIntosh, Kacie Powers and Zaneera Hassan.

  • Jessica Nguyen, Biomedical Engineering
  • Matthew Nguyen, Chemistry
  • Gurbani Jolly, Psychology
  • Bijal Rajput, Biology
  • Sadaf Zia, Pharmacy 

Congratulations to all of the 2017 IPE Award Recipients!


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