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IPEC Anchor Event: 'To Err is Human' Documentary Screening

Panel Interprofessional Education Collaborative

'To Err is Human' Poster

Medical error leads to as many as 440,000 preventable deaths every year, making it the third leading cause of death in the United States. Join us to view this in-depth documentary featuring hospital executives, healthcare leaders, health professors and families severely affected by medical mistakes, and learn strategies you can implement to improve patient safety. Film followed by panel discussion.

Panelist Bio

Jeff has more than twenty years of experience applying human factors and systems-design principles to improve the safety, efficiency, and efficacy of health care. His focus for the past several years has been on Maine rural health and primary care. He has worked in many safety-critical domains, including border security, public safety, flight operations, regional electrical transmission, and naval operations, among others. The early part of Jeff's career was in aviation, as a pilot and educator. Jeff is a co-recipient of a John M. Eisenberg Award for System Innovation. The Eisenberg Award is the highest patient safety award given by the Joint Commission and National Quality Forum. He earned his M.Ed. and B.S. degrees from the University of Maine.

Co-Sponsors: UNE Westbrook College of Health Professions, UNE College of Pharmacy, UNE College of Osteopathic Medicine, UNE Center for Excellence in Health Innovation, UNE AHEC

Light refreshments will be served.




(207) 221-4114

Attendance can be applied to the Interprofessional Honors Distinction or CUP.


Driving to Bishop St. Parking/Shuttle to Campus:
UNE operates a shuttle bus* continually between Portland Campus and the Bishop St. Extension Lot (in Portland), Mon-Fri, 7 a.m.–7 p.m. Wait time: Fewer than 10 minutes. 
From Warren Ave: Turn onto Bishop St. (about ¼ mile from the intersection of Warren Ave. and Forest Ave.)
From Forest Ave or Stevens Ave: Please note you cannot turn left onto Bishop St. from Stevens Ave. or Forest Ave. going north. Proceed to the intersection at Warren Ave. and turn left. Bishop St. is about ¼ mile down Warren Ave.

*The shuttle bus that transports to Portland Campus from the Ext. Lot is a small, unmarked bus. The larger, UNE-branded bus transports passengers back to Biddeford Campus. Please ask Bus Driver to confirm if you are unsure.

Parking Map (Bishop St. Lot is #11):

Intercampus Shuttle from Biddeford Campus:





(207) 221-4491

5:30 PM8:00 PM
Innovation 104 (PC)

Portland Campus

Free and open to the public