Dean Allan Cole and Sarah Sloan, LCSW-S, are among the newest Fellows for the Center for Health Interprofessional Practice and Education with the University of Texas Austin School of Nursing.

Health IPE Fellows represent the highest level of IPE ambassadorship and promote interprofessional education and practice among health professions learners in all stages of their careers. Through their contributions to teaching, scholarship, and service, Health IPE Fellows advance an interprofessional culture of excellence at UT Austin and beyond.

Sloan, the Assistant Dean for Health Affairs at the Steve Hicks School of Social Work, is a clinical social worker who has taught at SHS since 2012. Sloan has championed mental health access for LGBTQ clients since 2003, and has a rich background in non-profits including Austin’s Habitat for Humanity. Providing therapy, supervision, and consultation in her private practice, she serves as a licensed supervisor and adamant advocate for social justice in Austin’s vibrant arts scene.

Dean Cole serves as Dean of the Steve Hicks School, where he is also the Bert Kruger Smith Centennial Professor in Social Work. He also serves as a Courtesy Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Dell Medical School. In addition to his efforts as Founding Director of the Moritz Center for Societal Impact, Dean Cole is the author or editor of 15 books, with his latest works including Jumping to the Skies: Additional Lessons from Parkinson’s Disease (Cascade, 2023);  Riding the Wave: Poems (Resource Publications, 2023); In the Care of Plenty: Poems (Resource Publications, 2021); Discerning the Way: Lessons from Parkinson’s Disease (Cascade, 2021), and Counseling Persons with Parkinson’s Disease (Oxford University Press, 2021).