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The Interprofessional Education Collaborative

The University of New England Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) was formally established in 2010. It solidifies UNE’s historic commitment to interprofessional academic and community-based programming that prepares the next generation of health care leaders for team-based practice. Students representing the full range of health professions programs work with one another through interactive collaborative activities that include:

  • Team-based case conferences
  • Interprofessional simulations
  • Interprofessional service learning
  • Co-conducted research and scholarship
  • Global immersion experiences
  • Arts and health projects
  • Interprofessional classroom activities 

Through this work, students from UNE's 13 different health professions programs come to better understand the roles of other members of the health care team and develop skills to work more effectively to improve quality, safety, and patient-centered care. 

Faculty and staff are instrumental in facilitating and modeling interprofessional learning. They generously serve as student mentors, course designers and faculty trainers, sustaining UNE’s interprofessional learning culture.

UNE Inaugural Interprofessional Showcase


IPEC will be a nationally recognized leader in campus-to-community interprofessional education, practice, and research.


IPEC transforms health care education by fostering community-centered, collaborative learning, and interprofessional practice.

To learn more about UNE’s IPEC, please call us at (207) 221-4114, or contact us via email at

Shelley Cohen Konrad, Ph.D., LCSW, FNAP, director | Kris Hall, M.F.A., program coordinator