IPEC Event: Health Care Litigation - An Interprofessional Approach to Reducing Medical Error

Lecture Interprofessional Education Collaborative

Headshot of Curt Cyr, Ph.D., R. Ph.

Curt Cyr, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Clinical Professor

Since 2008, Dr. Cyr has been called upon to provide expert opinions and testify at trial in the areas of pharmacology and the practice of pharmacy in medical malpractice, murder, and manslaughter cases. During this event, students will use de-identified scenarios from actual legal cases to identify challenges found in transition of care and medication management. Using a team approach, they will explore potential solutions such as decreasing medical errors through interprofessional communication, better medication management and shared electronic medical records.

Attendance at this event qualifies for the IP Honors Distinction application.

This event can be viewed from any computer via LIVESTREAM http://stream.une.edu/eventsStudents on the Portland campus can gather in the WCHP Lecture Hall. If you need to establish your attendance at the event for the Honors Distinction, or CUP, (or to ask questions), please join the conversation on Twitter by identifying yourself to @UNEIPE and including the hashtag #IPEUNE in any tweets.


Dr. Cyr is a native of Maine and went on to the University of Rhode Island completing a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy and Zoology. He obtained a masters in Cell Biology and a doctoral degree in Pharmacology from New York University while studying the desensitization of Endothelin receptors. Dr. Cyr completed two National Institute of Drug Abuse Post-doctoral fellowships at NYU and the University of Washington studying opiate receptors before returning to Maine in 1996. He then spent three years at Maine Medical Center Research Institute as a post-doctoral fellow conducting research on the signal transduction pathway of Fibroblast Growth Factor receptors. From there Dr. Cyr spent eight years as the Chair of the Pharmacy Technician program at Southern Maine Community College before accepting the position as the Associate Dean for the College of Pharmacy. In June of 2014, Dr. Cyr transferred to the College of Dental Medicine as a Clinical Professor. Dr. Cyr has been a licensed pharmacist since 1988.



12:00 PM
Ludcke Auditorium (PC), Decary 1 (BC)

Both Campuses

Free and open to the public

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