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CIPER Leads AIHC Advisory Board

As CIPER continues to support and catalyze interprofessional education and collaborative practice, several members of the CIPER leadership team have been named to leadership positions in the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), the membership organization of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Creighton University continues as a national leader in interprofessional education and collaborative practice. Our health professions are rooted in our Jesuit Catholic identity where our graduates become competent, caring, compassionate, and collaborative practitioners. 

Gail Jensen, PT, PhD, FAPTA, dean of the Graduate School and College of Professional Studies, vice provost for Learning and Assessment, professor of physical therapy, and member of the CIPER Administrative Council was elected AIHC board chair and is a member of the executive committee and scholarship committee.

Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L, executive director of the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research (CIPER) and associate professor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions, has been elected as an AIHC board member. Doll also supports the Mentoring Program and is former co-chair of the AIHC Communications Committee.

Kimberly Beran-Shepler, PT, DPT, OCS, assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions and co-director of the Interprofessional Education Passport (IPE, was appointed to the AIHC Membership Committee.

AIHC members are committed to interprofessional practice and education and work locally, nationally and internationally to influence policy, develop and share best practices, and mentor and support colleagues in creating opportunities to come together, learn and grow.

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is a unique public-private partnership charged by its funders to provide the leadership, evidence and resources needed to guide the nation on the use of interprofessional education and collaborative practice to enhance the experience of health care, improve population health and reduce the overall cost of care.

Learn more about AIHC here.