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Interprofessional Education Day success



Sept. 2, 2021

Last week, more than 300 students from six Health Professions professional programs gathered for Interprofessional Education Day.

Students participated in team-building activities and heard from public speakers Lauren and Colleen Murphy. Colleen wrote a book called “Murphys Don’t Quit,” chronicling their family’s story after Lauren suffered severe brain damage in a running accident.

Interprofessional education prepares health care professionals to best care for their patients, their colleagues and themselves. The Health Professions Interprofessional Education Initiative, led by Lea Ann Lowery, creates educational experiences for students that meet the unique needs of individual programs, while creating a sense of community around Interprofessional education and research.

Health Professions Interprofessional programming fosters a sense of respect for all healthcare team members, excellence in communication and collaboration and the place clients and the communities we serve at the center of care.


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Lea Ann Lowery

Lea Ann Lowery

Clinical Professor