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Interprofessional Education & Research


Regina Bentley, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE
Assistant Vice Chancellor for Health

Chris Kaunas, MPH
Executive Director for Interprofessional Education & Research

Kim Zemanek, PhD
Assistant Director, Interprofessional Education and Research

About Interprofessional Education & Research

Preparing future health care providers to successfully engage in collaborative, patient-centered care

The Texas A&M University Health Science Center Office of Interprofessional Education & Research (IPER) is situated in the Texas A&M Health Science Center Faculty Development & Interprofessional Education. IPER is dedicated to creating and sustaining a culture of collaboration among the health care professions. Partnering with the Texas A&M Health Science Center Colleges of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, and Pharmacy, and the School of Public Health, the primary function of this division is to support interprofessional education (IPE) across all components so that all Health Science Center students consistently receive high-quality interprofessional training that enables collaborative practice and better health outcomes.