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Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research

What is IPE?

Interprofessional education (IPE) occurs when students from two or more [health] professions learn about, from, and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes.

Where is IPE?

Interprofessional education is available for students, faculty, and researchers at all Texas A&M Health schools and campuses.

IPER Mission

The Texas A&M Health Office of Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research (IPER) is dedicated to creating and sustaining a culture of collaboration among the health care professions.

Partnering with the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health, the primary function of this office is to support interprofessional education (IPE) across all components so that our students consistently receive high-quality training that engenders collaborative practice and better health outcomes.

IPER's mission, which was developed collaboratively with the partner schools, is to:

  • provide faculty and students with transformative interprofessional learning experiences that support the development of skills needed for patient- and population-centered, collaborative practice;
  • advance research and scholarly activity of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice; and
  • advance effective and efficient interprofessional team-based practice to improve individual patient and population health outcomes in Texas.

This mission is aligned with the Texas A&M Health Vision 360 strategic imperative to "develop next-generation interprofessional education."  It is further aligned with the broader university's strategic efforts to enhance transformational education and student success, elevate professional education, strengthen and harness our research enterprise, and engage Texas and beyond to enhance our impact." 

IPER follows the educational practice domains and core competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.

Chris Kaunas, Ed.D., MPH

Assistant Vice President

8441 Riverside Pkwy
Clinical Bldg. 1, 3207E
Bryan, TX 77807-1359
Phone: 979.436.9117