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Health Sciences Schools Awarded $6 Million to Support IPE

Dentistry part of the team to lead IPE initiative

Ann Arbor, MI — November 25, 2014 — The University of Michigan’s Transforming Learning for the Third Century (TLTC) program has just announced an unprecedented $3 million award to support interprofessional education in the health sciences.  Dentistry will be a prominent driving force throughout this progressive initiative designed to transform the learning environment for students in the health professions. The Steering Committee for Interprofessional Education (SCIPE), chaired by Dr. Carol Anne Murdoch-Kinch, submitted the winning proposal, Interprofessional Health Education and Collaborative Care: A Transformative Model for the Health Sciences. 

In addition to the $3 million TLTC award, the Health Sciences Deans have generously supported this project through matching funds of an additional $3 million.

The Interprofessional Health Education and Collaborative Care grant is designed to change how the health sciences are taught to students in the seven units by breaking down the traditional “silo” approach to education and, instead, emphasizing collaborative learning among students and faculty with the goal of enhancing patient care. 

Murdoch-Kinch notes that “with this incredible support to health professions education, student learning will be enriched by the diversity of perspectives students and faculty will experience in this interprofessional approach to learning.”  Read more about the School of Dentistry’s project and the projects of the two other U-M projects.