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The SLU Center for Interprofessional Education and Research serves and supports education, practice, and research programs across the institution to improve interprofessional collaborative practiced and effective team-based care. 

Support Services

The CIER offers the following support services:

  • Consultation to SLU faculty and clinicians interested in developing in interprofessional education.
  • Collaborative practice experience for students/learners.
  • Workshops on IPE and IPCP.
  • Consultation services on foundational components of developing an IPE/CP program at your institution.
  • Evaluation services.

Contact the center at ipe@slu.edu for additional information.

External Resources

For additional information on interprofessional education, the following links to external resources are available:

Research & Service

Faculty and students in the Center regularly pursue research as part of their work. See the recent IPE-related published works, presentations and grants awarded to faculty in the Center.

Published Works
  • Reynolds-Kueny, C., Toomey, E., Pole, D., and Hinyard, L. (2017). Uniting Saint Louis University's interprofessional education program with organizational learning: A theory-based model to guide IP education and practice. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 6, 7-14. doi:10.1016/j.xjep.2016.11.001
  • Hinyard, L., Reynolds, C., and Toomey, E. (2016). Teaching health outcomes research from an interprofessional perspective. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 4, 29-32. doi:10.1016/j.xjep.2016.06.001
  • Breitbach, A. (2015). Improving School-Based Health Care through a Truly Interprofessional Approach. Jacobs Journal of Community Medicine, 1(1), 1-4.
  • L'Ecuyer, K. M., Pole, D., and Leander, S. A. (2015). The Use of PBL in an Interprofessional Education Course for Health Care Professional Students. Interdisciplinary Journal of Problem-Based Learning, 9(1).
  • Everard, K., Crandall, S., Blue, A., Rottnek, F., Pole, D., and Mainous, A. G. (2014). Exploring Interprofessional Education in the Family Medicine Clerkship: A CERA Study. Family Medicine, 46(6), 419-422.
  • Leander, S. A., Maloney, S. M., Ruebling, I., Banks, R., Pole, D., and Kettenbach, G. (2014). The Power of Many Minds Working Together: Qualitative Study of an Interprofessional Service-Learning Capstone Course. Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education, 4.2, 1-17.
  • Rizzo, C. S., Breitbach, A. P., and Richardson, R. (2014). Athletic trainers have a place in interprofessional education and practice. Journal of Interprofessional Care, 1-2.
  • Rottnek, F., Everard, K., and Pole, D. (2014). The interprofessional team seminar: four years of development describing a curriculum designed for medical students. Journal of the national AHEC Organization.
Presentations
  • All Together Better Healthcare. Pittsburg, PA, June 6-8, 2014. Application of Theory in the Validation of IPE Premises and Pedagogy. Irma Ruebling, M.A., PT; David Pole, MPH; Darina Sargeant, PT, Ph.D.; Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, Ph.D.; Anthony Breitbach, Ph.D., ATC; Judith Carlson, RN, MSN, CNE; Virginia Kettenbach, PT, Ph.D.; Nina Westhus, Ph.D., RN, CPN
  • All Together Better Healthcare. Pittsburg, PA, June 6-8, 2014. Evaluation of Undergraduate Students' Perspectives about Caring and Decision-Making Skills when working with Patients and Other Health Professionals. Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, Ph.D.; Darina Sargeant, PT, Ph.D.; Irma Ruebling, M.A., PT; Rebecca Banks, M.A., M.S.W., ACSW; Chris Sebelski, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Kathleen Kienstra, MAT, RT; Timothy Howell, Ed.D., ATC, CSCS; Katie Eliot, Ph.D., RD, LD; Karen Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC; Kathleen Armstrong, RN, MSN
  • The Power of Many Minds Working Together. Sheila Leander, Ph.D., RN; Virginia Kettenbach, PT, Ph.D.; Rebecca Banks, M.A., MSW, ACSW; Irma Ruebling, M.A., PT; David Pole, MPH; Maggie Maloney, Ph.D., OTR/L
  • Saint Louis University Primary Care Research Symposium. St. Louis, MO, April 23, 2014. Evaluation of an Interprofessional Team Seminar Course in Preparing Medical Students for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. Robert M. Heaney, M.D.; David Pole, MPH
  • National Academies of Practice Annual Meeting and Forum. Alexandria, VA, April 4-5, 2014. Evaluation of an Interprofessional Team Seminar Course in Preparing Medical Students for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. David Pole, MPH; Fred Rottnek, M.D., MAHCM; Milta Little, DO
  • Midwest Nursing Research Society. St. Louis, MO, March 29, 2014. Evaluation of Undergraduate Students' Perspectives about Caring and Decision-Making Skills when working with Patients and Other Health Professionals. Verna Hendricks-Ferguson, Ph.D.; Darina Sargeant, PT, Ph.D.; Irma Ruebling, M.A., PT; Rebecca Banks, M.A., M.S.W., ACSW; Chris Sebelski, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS; Kathleen Kienstra, MAT, RT; Timothy Howell, EdD, ATC, CSCS; Katie Eliot, Ph.D., RD, LD; Karen Moore, DNP, APRN, ANP-BC; Kathleen Armstrong, RN, MSN
Grants  
  • Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation: Jan. 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2015; $250,000 in Funding
    Expanding SLU Interprofessional Education Programs to Include Clinical Practice and Outcomes Research. David Pole, MPH; Irma Ruebling, M.A., PT; Rebecca Banks, M.A., M.S.W., ACSW; Leslie Hinyard, Ph.D., M.S.W.
Service-Learning
  • Hinyard, L.; Pole, D.; Toomey, E. C.; and Bendaly, N. (2017). Improving students' perceptions of team effectiveness through an interprofessional community practicum course. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice. 
 

IPE/CP Journal Club

Brown bag lunch meetings to discuss literature and articles on Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Collaborative Practice.

When: Third Thursdays, 12:00pm to 1:00pm

Where: Education Union, Room 117