Associate Dean for Health Affairs Barbara Jones led the team of  faculty members at UT Austin that successfully applied to attend the Interprofessional Education Exchange (iPEX) Project training, sponsored by the National Cancer Institute.

The training advances interprofessional palliative care education.The selection process is highly-competitive and faculty who participate will further develop, implement, and evaluate interprofessional education in oncology, as well as serious illnesses that include cardiovascular or neurologic diseases.

Along with Jones, the interprofessioanl UT Austin team includes Rich Bottner (Dell Medical School), Molly Curran (College of Pharmacy), Ashley Henneghan (School of Nursing), and Clarissa Johnston (Dell Medical School).

The team’s presentation, titled “Integrating Palliative Care into a Longitudinal IPE Course,” highlighted the Foundations of Interprofessional Collaborative Practice course that they facilitate and that features innovative palliative care modules where medicine, nursing, social work, and pharmacy students learn alongside each other.

Read the press release from the Center for Health IPE.