April 07, 2014
On Saturday, April 5, 2014, Shelley Cohen Konrad PhD, LCSW, DFNAP, associate professor in the School of Social Work and director of UNE’s Center for Excellence in Interprofessional Education and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative, was inducted to Distinguished Fellowship in the National Academies of Practice (NAP) and the Social Work Academy as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow. The recognition of Distinguished Practitioner, Scholar or Policy Fellow within NAP acknowledges outstanding professional achievements.
NAP is a non-profit organization founded in 1981 to advise governmental bodies on our healthcare system. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by their peers from ten different health professions to join this interprofessional group of health practitioners and scholars dedicated to supporting affordable, accessible, coordinated quality health and healthcare for all.
Along with NAP Distinguished Fellowship induction, Cohen Konrad was a featured panelist for the keynote address by Dr. Scott Reeves’, PhD, MSc, PGCE, titled “One Health – One Team: Exploring Key Factors in the Development of Effective Interprofessional Practice,” which explored relationships between professional groups working across the inter-sections of care delivery with humans, animals, and the environment.