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Interprofessional Education Awards

2019 Awardees

Congratulations!  Below are the awardees for the 2019 Interprofessional Education Excellence Awards and the Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium (IPER5) Poster Awards.

 Awardees

From left, Jaye Weston (COP), Lex Lopez (COP), Naida Rios (CBHEC), Cheryl Bullen (CBHEC), Nancy Kinkler (CBHEC), Delaney Ivey (COP), Merlyn Joseph (COP), Lindsey Rau (CON), Chris Kaunas (IPER), Dianne Kraft (COM), Andrew Pack (COM), Regina Beard (IPER), Jerry Carrino (SPH)


2019 Interprofessional Education Excellence Awards

Student Leadership Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Lindsey Rau, Nursing
Lex Lopez, Pharmacy
Brook Spann, Pharmacy

Leadership Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Jerry Carrino, Public Health
Jodie Gary, Nursing

Teaching Award for Interprofessional Excellence - Individual

Jaye Weston, Pharmacy        

Teaching Award for Interprofessional Excellence - Team

Asim Abu Baker, Pharmacy
Joy Alonzo, Pharmacy
Juan Bustamante, Pharmacy
Faizan Kabani, Dentistry
Matthew Kesterke, Dentistry
Dianne Kraft, Medicine
Andrew Pack, Medicine (student)
Alison Pittman, Nursing
Peter Scaramuzzo, Education (student)
Crystal Vinal, Public Health (staff) 

 

IPER Symposium Poster Awards

Outstanding Interprofessional Activity – Student
Serving an Indigent Population through Interprofessionalism:  A Student-Run Clinic

Sarah Bermudez, Pharmacy
Brianna Garza, Pharmacy
Davinder Mand, Medicine
William Shank, Medicine
Delaney Ivy, Pharmacy

Outstanding Interprofessional Activity – Faculty/Staff
Addressing the Opioid Crisis through Accredited Interprofessional Continuing Education

Cheryl Bullen, CBHEC
Nancy, Kinkler, CBHEC
Naida Rios, CBHEC

Innovative Research – Faculty
Impact of Tele-RX Activity on Students Perceptions of IPE Training

Merlyn Joseph, Pharmacy
Julie Fomenko, TAMU-Corpus Christie
Sandy Diec, Pharmacy
Jose Hernandez, Pharmacy

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Excellence Award Descriptions & Criteria


Leadership Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Type - Individual, Faculty
Purpose - To recognize a leader whose contribution has had a significant impact on IPE at Texas A&M Health
Criteria - Demonstrates excellence in leading IPE through at least 3 of the following 5 criteria:

  • Acting as an organizational champion for interprofessional education and inspiring others across Texas A&M Health to engage in IPE activities
  • Promoting collaborative practice among Texas A&M Health learners and in the local or regional community
  • Serving as an exemplary role model of the IPEC Core Competencies
  • Developing organizational and/or institutional structures to support the development/implementation of IPE
  • Actively contributing toward the mission of Texas A&M Health IPE

Teaching Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Type - Individual, Faculty
Purpose - To recognize an individual(s) whose efforts have made a significant and sustained impact on interprofessional learning for Texas A&M Health students
Criteria - Exhibits excellence in facilitating interprofessional learning groups by meeting at least 3 of the following 4 criteria:

  • Engages in interprofessional curriculum development, implementation, and/or evaluation and/or facilitates programmatic initiatives for learners of two or more professions simultaneously to foster a climate of mutual respect and shared values (Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice)
  • Actively involved in or coordinates/leads initiatives that motivate learners to use knowledge of their own roles and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients/clients and to promote and advance the health of populations (Roles/Responsibilities)
  • Promotes communication with and among learners, peers and professionals in health and other fields in a respectful and responsive manner that supports a team approach (Interprofessional Communication)
  • Educates learners on relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team and leadership roles (Teams and Teamwork)

Research Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Type - Individual/Team, Faculty
Purpose - To recognize excellence in academic research that informs and advances pedagogy for interprofessional education and/or the field of collaborative practice
Criteria - Nominee must have conducted research which is directly related to interprofessional education and/or collaborative practice (see Awards Overview & Terminology) and grounded in the relevant literature. This includes, but is not limited to theoretical perspectives, methodologies, evaluation, and generation of evidence-based knowledge. The research direction should be indicative of innovation which has the potential to encourage further research, either by the faculty member or others in the field.   Note: Research conducted by interdisciplinary teams does not automatically qualify for this award. See Awards Overview & Terminology. For questions contact IPER Executive Director, Chris Kaunas at ckaunas@tamu.edu.
Appropriate Areas for Scholarship - For this award, appropriate areas of scholarship directly inform and advance interprofessional education and/or collaborative practice to achieve the Triple Aim . The main focus of the Journal of Interprofessional Care , the Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice , and the Journal of Research in Interprofessional Practice and Education  is interprofessional education and collaborative practice. These publications provide numerous examples of areas of scholarship that are an appropriate focus for this award.


Pillar Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Type -  Individual, Staff
Purpose - To recognize the outstanding commitment and invaluable contribution of Texas A&M Health staff to interprofessional education
Criteria - Nominee must have participated in a service capacity for at least one interprofessional activity organized through the Office of Interprofessional Education & Research (e.g. evaluator for Disaster Day, registration for Flu Clinics, etc.). Nominee must demonstrate knowledge of the IPEC Core Competencies and how they apply to students, staff, and faculty.


Student Leadership Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Type -  Individual/Team, Student
Purpose - To recognize a student(s) whose efforts have resulted in a sustained impact on interprofessional education at the Texas A&M Health
Criteria - Exhibits excellence in contributions to interprofessional education at the Texas A&M Health  through at least 3 of the following 4 criteria:

    • Assumes a leadership role in programmatic activities where students from two or more professions learn about, from, and with each other simultaneously to foster a climate of mutual respect and shared values (Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice)
    • Plays a leadership role in programmatic activities that encourages students to use knowledge of their own roles and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients/clients and/or to promote and advance the health of populations (Roles/Responsibilities)
    • Promotes student communication with peers and professionals in health and other fields in a respectful and responsive manner that supports a team approach (Interprofessional Communication)
    • Applies and advances training in the principles of team dynamics and relationship building values to effectively perform in different team roles to develop programmatic activities and deliver patient and/or population-centered care in future practice (Teams and Teamwork)

Community Partner Award for Interprofessional Excellence

Type - Organization
Purpose - To recognize and thank community partners across the state of Texas that provide and sustain transformative learning opportunities for Texas A&M Health students from two or more professions to learn about, from, and with each other
Criteria - Eligible partners are those that support the Office of Interprofessional Education & Research’s mission, which was developed by the IPE Leadership Team, to: 1) provide faculty and students with transformative interprofessional learning experiences that support the development of skills needed for patient-centered, collaborative practice; 2) advance research and scholarly activity of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice; and/or 3) advance the practice of effective and efficient interprofessional team-based care to improve individual patient and population health outcomes.


 

Interprofessional Education Awards

Overview

The Office of Interprofessional Education & Research (IPER) supports two types of interprofessional education awards: 1) the Excellence in Interprofessional Education Awards and 2) Interprofessional Education & Research Symposium (IPER Symposium) Poster Awards. The purpose of these awards is to encourage, recognize, and reward distinguished individual and team efforts within and in collaboration with Texas A&M Health. These awards and related guidelines were developed by the IPE Leadership Team, which includes representation from all Texas A&M Health colleges.

The Excellence in Interprofessional Education Awards and IPER Symposium Poster Awards will be presented annually at the fall IPER Symposium. Up to $5,500 in total will be awarded in faculty, staff, student, and community partner categories. Each awardee will receive a framed certificate and will be featured on the IPER website and social media. Awards will only be given when there is a qualified nominee and do not need to be given every year.

IPER Awards Terminology

  • Interprofessional Education (IPE) “occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes” (World Health Organization, 2010, p. 7)
  • Collaborative practice, also called interprofessional practice (IPP), occurs when “multiple health workers from different professional backgrounds work together with patients, families, carers, and communities to deliver the highest quality of care” (World Health Organization, 2010, p. 7).
  • Research focuses on areas of scholarship related to pedagogy for interprofessional education and/or scholarship related to collaborative practice.
  • Teaching encompasses didactic, simulation, clinical, online, and service/experiential learning settings.
 

References

World Health Organization. (2010). Framework for action on interprofessional education and collaborative practice .

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Excellence Award Nomination Guidelines

Complete the online Excellence Award Nomination Form and include the following documents (.pdf format, max of 500 words each):

  • Letter of Nomination from Dean which emphasizes how the nominee meets the criteria indicated below; and
  • 1-3 Letters of Support (students, faculty, other collaborators) which focus on the nominee’s distinguished efforts to elevate interprofessional education and collaborative practice.

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Poster Awards Descriptions & Criteria


Abstract Submissions

There are two areas of focus for poster abstract submissions: 1) Innovative Research, and 2) Outstanding Interprofessional Activity.  Submitted poster abstracts will be accepted for the IPER Symposium Poster Session based on the following:

  • Innovative Research
    • Relevance to IPER Symposium
    • Well-defined Aims/Background
    • Appropriate Methodology
    • Appropriate Analytical Interpretation
    • Sound Discussion
    • Potential for Publication

  • Outstanding Interprofessional Activity
    • Relevance to IPER Symposium
    • Educational Purpose of Activity
    • Description of Activity Development
    • Mapping to IPEC Core Competencies
    • Student Assessment and/or Activity Evaluation
    • Potential for Sustainability
Poster Awards

Awards will be made for both types of posters in faculty and student categories.  Posters will be assessed for awards during the fall IPER Symposium Poster Session based on the following:

  • Clarity of Purpose:  successful posters will provide a clearly stated and educationally significant purpose or approach to concept and subject matter
  • Relevance:  successful posters are timely and relevant to the field of IPE with clinical or non-clinical practice; content addresses needs within the field
  • Content:  posters will depict substantial, specific and/or illustrative content demonstrating strong development and advancing IPE concepts
    • Research-focused posters will include background, design/methodology, results, conclusion, and reflections.
  • Organization & Professional Writing:  successful posters will demonstrate clear use of correct grammar, spelling, and punctuation with no corrections.

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Poster Abstract Submission Guidelines

Complete the online Poster Abstract Submission Form for consideration. All abstracts must be ≤ 300 words and include:

  • Title
  • Background Purpose (problem statement or hypothesis)
  • Description (program materials or methodology)
  • Impact or Results
  • References (not included in word count)

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Award Types & Amounts

Award

Number of Awards

Type

Amount*

Total*

Individual

Team

Individual

Team

Faculty

 

1.  Leadership Award for Interprofessional Excellence**

5

X

-

$500

-

$2,500

2.  Teaching Award for Interprofessional Excellence**

1

X

X

$500

$500

$500

3.  Research Award for Interprofessional Excellence**

1

X

X

$500

$500

$500

4.  IPER Symposium Poster – Innovative Research

1

X

X

$250

$250

$250

5.  IPER Symposium Poster – Outstanding Interprofessional Activity

1

X

X

$250

$250

$250

Staff

 

6.  Pillar Award for Interprofessional Excellence**

1

X

-

$250

-

$250

Student

 

7.  Student Leadership Award for Interprofessional Excellence**

1

X

-

$250

-

$250

8.  IPER Symposium Poster – Innovative Research

1

X

X

$250

$250

$250

9.  IPER Symposium Poster – Outstanding Interprofessional Activity

1

X

X

$250

$250

$250

Community Partners

10.  Community Partner Award for Interprofessional Excellence**

2 @ $250/each

$500

*Taxes are withheld as appropriate from the amount noted.
**Excellence awards require nomination. See Excellence Awards Guidelines.

$5,500

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Awards Eligibility

  • Faculty and staff must be employed by Texas A&M Health to be eligible for Excellence and IPER Symposium Poster.
  • Students must be enrolled at least part-time at Texas A&M Health to be eligible for Excellence and IPER Symposium Poster
  • Individual nominees for Excellence awards must not have received the award previously.
  • Individual faculty nominees for the Excellence in IPE, Teaching award must have had IPE teaching or supervisory responsibilities directly with Texas A&M Health students; faculty team nominees must have had a leader or co-leader with the same.
  • For faculty to be eligible for IPER Symposium Poster – Outstanding Interprofessional Activity awards, the interprofessional activity submitted must be registered in the IPE Learning Activity Registry.
  • Nominations for the Texas A&M Health Community Partner Award for Interprofessional Excellence must be for organizations that have contributed significantly to promoting the opportunity or environment for interprofessional learning.

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Peer Review Process

Faculty who are members of the IPE Leadership Team (or their college proxy) will evaluate nominations for Excellence Awards and Poster Abstract Submissions. This review committee will have at least two of the five Texas A&M Health disciplines present. Any IPE Leadership Team member who is nominated for an Excellence Award or who submits a Poster Abstract will not be included in the review process for their award category. The Executive Director for the Office on Interprofessional Education & Research will serve as an ex officio review committee member. An interprofessional team of faculty judges will review posters at the fall IPER Symposium Poster Session for awards.

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Key Dates - 2019

Call for Poster Abstracts

     August 9

Poster Abstracts Due

    September 22, midnight (Extended Deadline)

Call for Excellence Award Nominations

     September 19

Excellence Award Nominations Due

     October 6, midnight

Excellence & Poster Award Announcements

     October 23 at IPER 5 Symposium