IEPA Background Information
The Association was created in July 2017 by the Core Faculty OUHSC IPEC group.
The mission of the OUHSC Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association (“IEPA” or “the Association”) is to organize, recognize, and advocate for faculty, staff, and students to pursue interprofessional collaboration in all aspects of healthcare at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center.
Goals of the Association
- Develop a formal faculty development program to ensure that all faculty have education and training in the four domains of IPEC Competencies.
- Promote the development of interprofessional education in the classroom, as well as inpatient and outpatient settings.
- Recognize/reward faculty for interprofessional education, practice and research which prepares our students for collaborative practice upon graduation.
- “Transforming how we work together to improve people’s health.”
We develop interprofessionally-prepared, “team ready” collaborative health care professionals who deliver patient-centered care.
Benefits of Membership in IEPA
- Opportunities for networking with OU Faculty to develop and or enhance interprofessional practice opportunities, interprofessional educational opportunities and research opportunities to support career development goals in promotion and tenure.
- Special consideration for Wisdom Family Foundation Interprofessional Education Research Seed Grants to support interest in pursuing scholarly activities.
- Eligibility for Provost’s Award for Interprofessional Leadership
- Increased knowledge and access to various healthcare resources to enhance outcomes of patient care.
Update: The 2018-2019 Seed Grant application period has closed. Applicants should be notified of their status no later than May 15, 2018. Applications for 2019-2020 will be available in spring 2019.
The below is posted for reference.
IEPA Seed Grants
The Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association (IEPA) is now accepting proposals for 2018-2019 Wisdom Family Foundation Interprofessional Education Research Seed Grants.
Request for Proposals Information (RFP)
The purpose of this seed grant is to develop new and innovative curricular projects related to interprofessional education and practice. The goal is to engage faculty (staff and students) in developing high quality pilot tested educational offerings that can be adopted for future interprofessional programming at The University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC). Applications are reviewed and processed by the OUHSC Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association (IEPA).
- Confirm IEPA membership by completing the short online IEPA Membership form.
- Collaborate with an interprofessional team including at least three faculty/staff, and student members of The University of Oklahoma (OUHSC and Norman).
- Complete the Seed Grant Application and return it by email to OUHSC-IPE@ouhsc.edu no later than March 15, 2018.
Please contact the OUHSC Interprofessional Education Coordinator with any questions at OUHSC-IPE@ouhsc.edu or (405) 271-8001, extension 30674.
Available 2017-2018 Teaching Activities
Note: Most IEPA members participate/d in one or more of the following activities. Faculty are encouraged to list appropriate activities on their annual reports and when updating their Curriculum Vitae.
- Faculty Development Training, IEPA Education Session, September 6, 2017
- Student Learning Facilitation, All Professions Day 1, September 15, 2017. Each session facilitated is2 hours.
- Student Learning Facilitation, EPIC Clinic, October, 2017 – March, 2018. Four hours per night attended.
- Faculty Development Training, IEPA Education Session, February 7, 2018
- Student Learning Facilitation, All Professions Day 2, March 2, 2018. Each session facilitated is 2 hours.
- Member, [Committee], OUHSC Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association (As applicable)
- OU Interprofessional Associate, OUHSC Interprofessional Educators and Practitioners Association, 2017-Present