Interprofessional Education (IPE)


Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference (HIPE)

"Come Together to Work Together"

Thursday-Friday, August 1-2, 2019  |  Omaha, NE

The 2019 Heartland Interprofessional Education Conference provided an opportunity for learners, scholars, and practitioners in the field of interprofessional education and healthcare to share knowledge, build skills, experience professional development, and form collaborative relationships. Abstracts represented original work in the areas of interprofessional practice, education, or research.


Drs. Cochran and Nickol took interprofessionalism to Washington


Teresa Cochran, DPT, Assistant Dean for the CAHP at the Health Science Education Complex in Kearney, and Devin Nickol, MD, Associate Professor in UNMC Internal Medicine and Associate Dean for UNMC Interprofessional Education, recently led the workshop, "Advancing the Interprofessional Collaborative Practice & Policy Research Agenda," at the National Academies of Practice (NAP) Conference in Washington, DC. NAP consists of 14 health professions academies that advise Congress on health policies needed to support interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Dr. Cochran also participated in visits to the Nebraska Congressional delegation to share policy modifications that would achieve the Quadruple Aim and facilitate team-based care.


UNMC's Interprofessional Education (IPE) program allows students to learn and work together in order to optimize their unique strengths and increase the quality of care for their patients.

Our program seeks to provide students with the skills needed to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing health care field, particularly taking into account a greater emphasis on team-based care, the growth of innovative care models such as the Patient-Centered Medical Home, and the focus on measurable quality and safety outcomes.

IPE requires involvement from students and educators representing all the health care disciplines. As such, it offers unique opportunities for collaboration across departments, colleges, and campuses.

IPE Annual Report

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Office of Interprofessional Education
987810 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7810
Phone: 402-559-7502
Fax: 402-559-7845