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Northern Maine Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Summit

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Developing Interprofessional Collaborative Practice

Building interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP) in Northern Maine

UNE invites you to our Interprofessional Collaborative Practice Summit on April 14, 2015 at the Northern Maine Community College in Presque Isle. Funded by the Josiah Macy, Jr. Foundation and the Maine AHEC Network, the Summit will host national experts and address the latest strategies to implement interprofessional team-based care.

Resources and References

IPCP 2015 Agenda


Keynote: Frank Cerra, M.D.

Senior Advisor for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and as well as a McKnight Presidential Leadership chair and former senior vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school at the University of Minnesota. From 1996 through 2010, Dr. Cerra led the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center (AHC), a $1.2 billion enterprise that educates two-thirds of Minnesota’s health professionals and receives nearly $400 million annually in sponsored research awards. Notable achievements during Dr. Cerra’s 14-year tenure as AHC’s leader include interdisciplinary research programs that leverage strengths in diabetes, infectious diseases, neuroscience, cancer and cardiovascular disease and the development of the Biomedical Discovery District. An accomplished researcher as well as administrator and clinician, he holds six patents and is co-developer of the bioartificial liver, a device similar to a kidney dialysis machine.

Dora Anne Mills, M.D., M.P.H., F.A.A.P., UNE VP for Clinical Affairs

Dr. Mills provides oversight of UNE’s clinical IPE efforts and clinical/public health partnerships. Mills trained in Los Angeles, practiced in Africa and her hometown in underserved rural Maine before serving as the State Health Officer for 15 years, directing the state public health agency’s 420 employees and $130 million budget, and leading the development of Maine’s statewide public health infrastructure that bridges health care and public health.

Shelley Cohen Konrad Ph.D., L.C.S.W., F.N.A.P., Director of UNE’s Center for Excellence in IPE

A nationally-recognized scholar for interprofessional and collaborative practice education, she has published widely in peer-reviewed journals and books, and serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Care. Dr. Cohen Konrad was appointed to the board of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative in 2013.

Douglas L. Wood, DO, Ph.D., F.A.C.O.I., Dean of UNE’s College of Osteopathic Medicine

Dr. Wood’s distinguished record of academic and professional leadership includes Senior VP for Academic Affairs at A.T. Still University, inaugural Dean of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in Arizona, and President of AACOM. In Arizona, he created a medical school in which after students’ first year on campus, their second year and parts of subsequent years are spent in community health centers. Similarly, at UNE, Dr. Wood is credited with innovative curricula reform.