Apr 4, 2017

Our director, David Pole, PhD, MPH, has had the privilage of being a Faculty Mentor/Advisor for honorees of the Rodney M. Coe Distinction in Community Service Program. This past March, 26 members were honored for their four year commitment to this faculty-mentored program by serving the needs of others. Here is what Dr. Pole had to say to this years honorees...

Photo by: Maggie Rotermund

Mar 15, 2017

Effective May 1st, 2017, the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) and the National Patient Safety Foundation (NPSF) have plans of merging. The Institute for Healthcare Improvement President and CEO, Derek Feeley, will lead the combination of both organizations, stating that this is the perfect time for these two organizations to merge, " help reenergize the patient safety agenda, building on a mutual history of helping health care systems gain the knowledge and skills to implement harm reduction across the entire continuum of care."

Listen to Feeley and Tejal Gandhi, President and CEO of NPSF, discuss the plans for the future regarding this merger...

Jan 10, 2017

SLU Medical Students have developed a collaborative event to discuss the impact of trauma and how it shows up in the clinic, classroom, and community. Please join us at "Seeing the World Through the Lens of Trauma: The Societal Impact of Childhood Poverty and Toxic Stress" which will be held on Thursday, April 6th, 3:00 - 5:00 PM in the Saint Louis University Center for Global Citizenship...  

Dec 20, 2016
Our Community Coordinator and IPE 4900 Course Director, Jessica Barreca, has spent the last semester reaching out to various health related organizations in our community to partner with the IPE department for IPE 4900. We currently have more than 30 wonderful community partners working with our students helping make this course possible including five new organizations. This semester, we spotlight our new kids on the block who have been an incredible help to the St. Louis health community and now an IPE 4900 community partner... 

Nov 20, 2016

Since introducing this assignment to students enrolled in the Health Care System and Health Promotion [IPE 3500] course last spring, Poverty Simulation Day has become one of the more unique opportunities IPE students are able to participate in. Once students have gone through this simulation, they are asked to partake in a class debrief as well as completing a follow-up critical reflection assignment discussing their experiences during the simulation. Here is what some of our IPE 3500 students had to say…

Oct 30, 2016

Our Assistant Director, Dr. Leslie Hinyard, MSW, and Research Assistant, Eileen Toomey, joined forces with the facilitators of our Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care [IPE 1100] course at The Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions [ASAHP] conference to discuss their development of the Self-Assessed Collaboration Skills (SACS) instrument.

Sep 20, 2016

This September, the co-facilitator for our Intro to Interprofessional Health Care course [IPE 1100], Dr. Anthony Breitbach, ATC, had the privilege of attending the All Together Better Health VIII Conference in Oxford, United Kingdom. We asked him to share his experiences participating in this collaborative health care conference…

Sep 5, 2016

The Community Coordinator and Graduate Student Worker, Jessica Barreca and Jourdan Howard, overseeing IPE 4900 spent this summer visiting community partners preparing for this upcoming semester. Currently, we have more than 30 wonderful community partners working with our students helping make these two courses possible. We asked these ladies to spotlight one community partner that has been an incredible help to the St. Louis community as well as the IPE department this year and years past…

Sep 2, 2016


The expansion of the IPE curriculum over the past three to include an optional Academic Minor in Interprofessional Practice for undergraduate health professions students has enabled us to add two applied experimental courses. The CIER has expanded partnerships at Cardinal Glennon, SLU Hospital, SLUCare, and in the community to provide students opportunities to experience the various settings and methods of practicing interprofessional collaborative team-based care.  We would like to acknowledge and express our appreciation to all the following sites engaged in the 4905 course.

Aug 25, 2016
David Pole, PhD, MPH, Leslie Hinyard, PhD, MSW, and Eileen Toomey, MS (I.O. Psychology, Graduate Research Assistant) presented at the Nexus Summit. The SLU-CIER is currently conducting three separate research projects as part of the Nexus Innovations Network that align the SLU-CIER research agenda with national initiatives, as well as providing data for the National Center Data Warehouse to assist in answering larger questions about interprofessional education and practice linked to the Triple Aim.

Aug 22, 2016

This summer, IPE department gained a few new faces around our office. They may be new faces in regards to being IPE staff members, but both Collin Peterson and Jessica Barreca, PT, DPT have been apart of IPE through courses 3500 and 4900 for a few years now.

To learn more about our new coworkers, our Program Assitant, Jeanette Harris-Courts, interviewed them to discuss their health care backgrounds as well as their experiences within the interprofessional world.

Apr 30, 2016

To kick-of the establishment of the new SLU Student Chapter of Primary Care Progress, the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research & SLU Department of Family and Community Medicine hosted workshops led by Andrew Morris-Singer, MD and Stephanie Nothelle, MD.  The Primary Care Progress pair came to the SLU IPE...

Apr 18, 2016

The SLU Center for Interprofessional Education and the Department of Family and Community Medicine supported six student leaders from the Health Resource Center (HRC) to attend the Society for Student-Run Free Clinics conference (SSRFC) in Phoenix, AZ this past January. The SSRFC promotes and supports health science centers that...

Apr 10, 2016
The Introduction to Interprofessional Health Care course (IPE 1100) was given the opportunity to see the benefits of Interprofessional health care from a patient’s perspective. The students of this course had the pleasure of meeting Cougar Clifford who found himself in a life changing accident in 2014.

Apr 10, 2016

The students enrolled in the Interprofessional Education course Health Care System and Health Promotion (IPE 3500) had the unique opportunity to participate in a new activity called Poverty Simulation Day. The simulation depicts a month in the life of a low-income community where students partake as single adults, families, and senior citizens trying to make the best of their financial circumstance.

Sep 18, 2015

The physical therapy profession has evolved from a long tradition of interprofessional teamwork focused on the rehabilitation of patients with physical impairments and disabilities.  Hence, collaborative teamwork is a natural and essential part of the deep professional identity of physical therapists.   We are very excited to have established a Physical Therapy (PT) Academy in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and we are still continuing our journey.

The American Physical Therapy Association’s (APTA) vision for the profession states: “Transforming society by ...

Aug 4, 2015

Last week we bid adieu to Clair Reynolds, an amazing help involved with Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice research.

This week we welcome a new research expert who will be taking over the reigns.  Her name is Eileen Toomey and we expect her to continue the incredible work that Clair accomplished and take our research to new heights.

Ms. Toomey is much more than a brilliant number cruncher so get to know her more by reading the full Q&A after the break.  We cover her research background, her personal background, and fears that keep her up at night.

Jul 30, 2015

It’s hard to believe that I have been with the Center for almost a year now! Time has flown! It has certainly been an informative year. Before setting foot in the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research, I had very little understanding of what interprofessional education and collaborative practice were and the roles these initiatives play in the improvement of healthcare education, training, and practice. However, with my background in Industrial/Organizational Psychology, it quickly became apparent that these two worlds overlapped and could be used conjunctively to enhance our healthcare education and practice systems. I have truly enjoyed this opportunity to break out of the psychology bubble and work with other professionals from all different backgrounds in order to push interprofessional initiatives ...

Mar 6, 2015

Your health can be shaped by many factors—from your genetic code to your zip code, and all the way up to the nation’s policies—and improving these outcomes for the whole population requires collaboration among different sectors.

A new video from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) features interviews with several members of the IOM Roundtable on Population Health Improvement who share their thoughts on what population health means, what challenges the U.S. faces in...

Dec 19, 2014

The World Federation of Athletic Training and Therapy (WFATT) is extending a call for abstracts for the 2015 WFATT World Congress to be held in St. Louis, Missouri, June 20-22, 2015.

The 2015 WFATT World Congress Program Planning Committee invites submissions for presentation (oral or poster) on the topics of: 1) Overuse Injury in Sport or 2) Interprofessional Education and...

Dec 17, 2014

More than 170 students and dozens of faculty from across the health sciences campus, as well as several community members convened to hear the outcomes of 33 interprofessional student team projects completed across the region.

The mission of the SLU Center for Interprofessional Education and Research is to: (1) Prepare health professions graduates of Saint Louis University and health care providers for interprofessional, patient-centered collaborative practice; (2) advance the practice of effective and efficient interprofessional team-based care to improve individual patient and population health outcomes; and (3) advance research and scholarly activity of Interprofessional Education and...

Nov 24, 2014

The SLU Association for International Debate (SAID), the SLU Center Interprofessional Education and Research (CIER) and SLU Madrid hosted an international debate on health care as part of International Education Week on Nov. 19.

The topic of debate was "The benefits of single-payer government based health insurance are greater than those of the private-payer employer based insurance." Students from the Interprofessional Education and Research 350 course in both St. Louis and Madrid, which focuses on health care systems and health promotion from an interprofessional perspective, linked up with the SLU Association for International Debate to prepare for the debate, which was held over Fuze.

SAID hosts regular debates and discussions in an effort to promote dialogue about topics of global significance. The debaters come from a variety of majors and no former debate experience was required.

Oct 29, 2014

The Saint Louis University Center for Interprofessional Education and Practice, in collaboration with the Reinert Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning, is offering a professional development workshop for SLU faculty involved in health professions education.  The interactive workshop will focus on developing skills necessary for facilitating student learning in the interprofessional classroom as well as clinical settings.

When: November 21, 2014
Time: 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Location: TBA
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Jun 13, 2014

Leslie J. Hinyard, PhD, MSW
Assistant Director
Center for Interprofessional Education and Research (CIER)
Associate Professor

Dr. Leslie Hinyard, PhD, MSW has been appointed Assistant Director within the Center for Interprofessional Education and Research. As of July 1, she will oversee the Minor in Interprofessional Practice and the baccalaureate programs in IPE. Dr. Hinyard will also engage in the research and scholarship in IPE/IP Practice and support faculty...

Oct 28, 2013

CIER Presents at the Association of Schools of Allied Health Professions (ASAHP) Conference in Orlando, Florida,

October 24 - 26, 2012

Oct 9, 2013

Katie Eliot, PhD, RD, LD, Presented at the Institute of Medicine's Global Forum on Innovation in Health Professional Education Workshop: Assessing Health Professional Education, October 9-10, 2013 in Washington D.C.

IOM Global Health Workshop Poster

Poster Title: Transformative Teaching and Assessment in an Interprofessional Applied Decision Making Course

Kathrin A. Eliot, PhD, RD; Irma Ruebling, PT, MA; Rebecca Banks, MSW, LCSW

Objective: To explain the innovative model used in an IPE course to help students analyze and reflect on complex patient situations.

Background: The IPE curriculum at Saint Louis University offers a longitudinal, integrated curriculum across baccalaureate-level degree programs for health care professional students.  A 3-credit course, Applied Decision Making in Interprofessional Practice, prepares...

May 30, 2013

February 2013

Public health care screenings for those without primary care resources may not be aware of there own health conditions.

One of the posters presented as a final project at the IPE 490 Spring 2013 semester. IPE 490 students collaborated with 100 Black Men to create a community service project.

Sep 11, 2012

Exploring the Pedagogy of Interprofessional Education to Improve Teamwork and Patient Outcomes

Interprofessional Education has gained significant prominence as a means for improving patient outcomes through preparing health care providers for Interprofessional Collaborative Practice (IPCP). Outcomes of IPCP include: the reduction of errors, better coordination of patient care, more effective transitions of care, increased patient safety, and increased patient self-management of their health condition. Effective IPE pedagogies are the methods of developing...

Jun 28, 2012

Poster presentationsThe Center for Interprofessional Education and Research held their sixth semester of poster presentations Tuesday, May 1, in the Allied Health Professions Building. This year's presentation exceeded the number of posters presented and visitors who attended of the Fall 2011 event.

Student teams in the Integrated Interprofessional Practicum Experience class presented 27 poster displays describing projects that were developed in consultation with community agencies. Teams consisted of students in athletic training, clinical laboratory science, health information management, investigative medical sciences, nuclear medicine tech, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy and radiation...

Dec 7, 2011

Saint Louis University's Center for Interprofessional Education and Research held their fifth semester of Poster Presentations Dec. 6 in the Allied Health Professions Building.

Student teams in the Integrated Interprofessional Practicum Experience class presented 21 poster displays describing projects that were developed in consultation with community agencies. Teams were consisted of students in athletic training, investigative medical sciences, nursing, nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy, physical therapy and radiation...

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