Interprofessional Education (IPE)


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.

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Questions about what we do? Reach out!

Keely Lovgren - IPE Program Coordinator
Office of Interprofessional Education
987810 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-7810
Phone: 402-836-9350
Fax: 402-559-7845
State Wide Connection  


The UNMC Interprofessional Education program is hosting the Statewide Connection event across 6 NU campuses on Friday, November 15 from noon – 1 p.m. 

Please join us at one of the 6 UNMC campus sites listed below for the Statewide Connection event. Interactive iWalls in Scottsbluff, Norfolk, Lincoln, Kearney and Omaha will be simultaneously connected in real-time. Each site will share innovative ways in which they have used the iWall and its capabilities for effective learning. This session will not only showcase the ingenuity of each campus' faculty, students and staff, but also serve as an example for how to use the technology to facilitate interprofessional education across the state.
Date: Friday, November 15
Time: noon – 1 p.m. (C.S.T)
Harms Technology Center, Room A103
College of Nursing, Room 146
East Campus, College of Dentistry, Room 1201
City Campus, University Health Center & College of Nursing, 1st Floor  
Health Science Education Complex, Room 214
Michael Sorrell Center, Room 1201
Drs. Cochran and Nickol took Interprofessionalism to Washington  
cochran-nickol.JPGTeresa 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.