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Zomorodi Receives Robert E. Bryan Public Service Award for Outstanding Public Service

Carolina honors 11 individuals and one organization for outstanding public service Originally released by the Carolina Center for Public Service Chapel Hill, N.C. — On April 24, at the annual Public Service Awards event, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill honored 11 individuals and one organization for outstanding contributions to the campus and broader communities. This year’s event was held virtually due to the COVID-19 restrictions. The Carolina Center for Public Service presented the awards, which are the Ned Brooks, Office of the Provost Engaged Scholarship and Robert … Continued

Zomorodi named Associate Editor of Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice

Meg Zomorodi, professor in the School of Nursing and Assistant Provost for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice was named Associate Editor for the Journal of Interprofessional Education and Practice (JIEP). JIEP is a quarterly online-only journal and provides innovative ideas for interprofessional educators and practitioners through peer-reviewed articles and reports. If you have an innovative IPEP article, consider submitting here.

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Alderman and Bryant Selected as Inaugural Anne Belcher Interprofessional Scholars

Congratulations to Associate Professor Ashley Leak Bryant and Assistant Professor Jennifer Alderman, who have been selected as the inaugural Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars. Earlier this year, the Anne Belcher Interprofessional Faculty Scholars Program for Nursing was created with a generous gift from Anne Belcher, MN, PhD, (BSN ’67), ANEF, FAAN, to provide opportunities for selected faculty in the UNC School of Nursing to shape the world of interprofessional education (IPE) and to create the scholarly work others will look to as evidence for the power of IPE in the future. During the two-year program, … Continued

Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships Conference Call for Proposals

The Carolina Center for Public Service, the Provost’s Initiative on Rural Communities and other partners are hosting the Connect, Engage, Transform: Rural Community Partnerships conference to bring together stakeholders from North Carolina’s rural communities and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to highlight and encourage authentic, effective and sustainable collaborations for the public good. The conference is an all-day event on Friday, January 24, 2020 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill. At this conference we aim to: Connect: highlight collaborative partnerships between UNC-Chapel Hill and rural communities … Continued

Categories: IPE, News

DNP Alum Heather Johnson completes year as IPE Geriatrics Fellow

DNP graduate Heather Johnson was among four health professionals to make up the 4th cohort of UNC Interprofessional Geriatrics Fellows which ended the 2018-19 year on May 6. For more on her experience and work as an IPE Geriatrics Fellow, please see the story on the website of the UNC Center for Aging and Health.

Categories: IPE, News, Patient Care, Students

Zomorodi and Office of Interprofessional Education featured in Gazette

Assistant Provost and SON Associate Professor Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL, was recently featured in the University Gazette. Zomorodi, who now leads the UNC Office of Interprofessional Education, emphasizes the importance of health care professionals and students learning from one another. The complexity of health care requires that different medical specialists interact with each other multiple times a day to determine the care of a single patient, Zomorodi said. “The office seeks to create opportunities for students to begin those interactions with other health care professionals as an essential part … Continued

Zomorodi Selected as AIHC Mentee

Associate Professor and Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice Meg Zomorodi PhD, RN, CNL has been selected as part of the 2018-2019 American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC)-National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education mentoring program. Meg will be paired with Dr. Mary Mauldin EdD from Medical University of South Carolina’s Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice and will participate in a year-long program that will pair her with experts to strategically design the newly established Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice at UNC-CH.

UNC Health Care Case Competition — IPE Opportunity

Dear Graduate students, GREAT IPE OPPORTUNITY FOR YOU Please see this announcement of the healthcare case competition sponsored by the Kenan-Flagler Business School. The UNC Healthcare Case Competition is an interdisciplinary event, paring health affairs graduate students with graduate students from the Business School to develop novel solutions to real world problems in a friendly and fun environment. This is a great venue for students to showcase leadership, critical thinking and creativity while networking with other future health care leaders. This year, graduate students from up to six top-tier universities … Continued

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Zomorodi Gives Opening Session for NCIOM

Assistant Professor Meg Zomorodi was invited to present as the opening speaker for the North Carolina Institute of Medicine (NCIOM) annual conference. This year’s conference focused on team-based care and boasted the highest attendance ever. Participants included a variety of health professionals, administrators and legislators from across North Carolina.  

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UNC RIPHI Receives Honorable Mention at Nexus Summit Conference

The UNC Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI) team, overseen by SON Assistant Professor and UNC Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education, Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, was presented with an honorable mention of the 2018 George E. Thibault, Nexus Award at the recent Nexus Summit Conference held in Minneapolis, MN on July 31, 2018. The Nexus Summit is sponsored by the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. The award celebrates exemplary interprofessional practice in the US and honors those who are thinking and acting differently to allow education and practice to … Continued