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KU Medical Center Interprofessional Preceptor and Faculty Development Summit 2024

An interactive presentation focusing on the challenges of Interprofessional clinical placements. Everyone is welcome - including clinicians from the community and across the state!

Monday, March 18, 2024

Join colleagues in interactive professional development activities for practicing healthcare professionals who are also educators in practice settings (defined as a preceptor) to enhance your precepting skills and to set up an optimal interprofessional clinical learning environment.

  • Discuss key concepts of intentional interprofessional education and practice and identify opportunities for learners in authentic practice settings.
  • Discover new strategies for Precepting interprofessional learners remotely.
  • Develop an approach to debriefing and provide feedback about interprofessional collaboration to support learners.
Session I Agenda:
  • 10:00-10:10 a.m.: Log in and welcome
  • 10:10-10:35 a.m.: Interprofessional learning Best Practices
  • 10:35-11:00 a.m.: Strategies for Precepting on Clinical Placements Interprofessional Learners
  • 11:00-11:25 a.m.: Interprofessional Debriefing
  • 11:25-11:30 a.m.: Take Home Points and Resources

Faculty Development Keynote and Award Ceremony

Session II Agenda:
  • 12:00 - 1:15 p.m.: Keynote Address - R. Spencer Schaefer, PharmD (VA)
  • 1:15 - 1:45 p.m.: Faculty Award Ceremony
  • 1:45 - 3:00 p.m.: Award Recognition Reception
  • 2024 Faculty Award Recognition

    Faculty listed below will be recognized at the annual Faculty Development Summit and Awards Ceremony on March 18, 2024.

    Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award

    Dorothy Hughes, Ph.D., MHSA
    Assistant Professor, Population Health, and Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    School of Medicine – Salina

    Stephen D. Jernigan, Ph.D., PT, FNAP
    Associate Professor Physical Therapy, Rehabilitation Science and Athletic Training
    School of Health Professions

    Albert Buddy Poje, Ph.D.
    Associate Professor, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences
    School of Medicine

    Jo A. Wick, Ph.D.
    Professor and Director of Graduate Education, Biostatistics & Data Science
    School of Medicine

    Chancellor’s Club Teaching Professorship

    Jeff Radel, Ph.D.
    Associate Dean, Academic and Student Affairs, Associate Professor, Occupational Therapy Education
    School of Health Professions

    GlenBob Leadership Award

    Karin B. Porter-Williamson, M.D.
    Division Director & Associate Professor, Palliative Medicine
    School of Medicine

    Chancellor’s Club Research Award

    John P. Thyfault, Ph.D., FACSM, FTOS
    Professor, Cell Biology and Physiology & Endocrinology, Diabetes and Clinical Pharmacology
    Director, KU Diabetes Institute
    School of Medicine

Keynote

"Revolutionizing Healthcare: Navigating the Future with Artificial Intelligence"

R Spencer Schaefer
R. Spencer Schaefer, PharmD (VA)

Spencer Schaefer, PharmD is the VISN 15 Chief AI Officer (CAIO), acting Chief Health Informatics Officer (CHIO) at the Kansas City VA Medical Center and serves as the AI Solution Architect for the National Artificial Intelligence Institute (NAII) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and is the leader of the NAII AI Center affiliated with the Medical Informatics Data Science Emerging Technologies (MInDSET) program at the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVAMC). Dr. Schaefer completed his residency at the VA San Diego Healthcare System (SDVAHCS) in 2019 and we hired as an Internal Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist and Acute Care Student Coordinator. He was quickly promoted to Assistant Director, Inpatient Pharmacy Services and then to Director, Pharmacy Integrated Technologies.  Dr. Schaefer transferred to the Kansas City VA Medical Center (KCVAMC) where he has served in many local and national roles, including Assistant Chief, Pharmacy Clinical Informatics, eHRM Pharmacy Data Migration Lead and SecVA IPT team lead and VA Innovations subject matter expert.  Dr. Schaefer is a licensed Pharmacist and has received multiple awards including, Undersecretary for Health Innovations in Pharmacy Award, Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar (JFPS) 1st Place Poster, Roche Pharmacy Communications Award ad UMKC Alumni Healthcare System Pharmacist of the Year.   Dr. Schaefer is AMIA 10 x 10 certified and is driven to integrate, innovate and improve data and information systems in healthcare.

Register for Session I HERE

Register for Session II HERE

Previous Summits
The Interprofessional Preceptor Summit 2022 was held on Tuesday, November 8, 2022

Session I Agenda:

  • 9:00 - 9:30 - Log in and welcome
  • 9:30 - 10:15 - Interprofessional learning Best Practices
  • 10:15 - 10:45 - Strategies for Precepting Interprofessional Learners Remotely                   
  • 10:45 - 11:20 - Interprofessional Debriefing
  • 11:20 - 11:30 - Take Home Points, Resources, and Commitment to Change

Session II Agenda:

12:00 - 12:15 p.m., Faculty Awards   

Recognition of Chancellor’s Distinguished Teaching Award and Glendon G. Cox Leadership Award Recipients

12:15-1:15 p.m., Keynote

Brian Smedley, Equity Scholar, The Urban Institute, Co-founder, National Collaborative for Health Equity

"Race, Place, and Chronic Disease:  The Geography of Health Inequities."

U.S. Black, Latinx, and American Indian/Alaska Native people face a higher burden of chronic disease and poor health than Whites, even when adjusting at the individual level for economic differences.  These populations are also more likely to live in segregated, high-poverty neighborhoods whose history of economic marginalization results in a high concentration of health risks, such as air, water, and soil pollution, and a relative dearth of health-enhancing resources, such as healthy food retail.  This presentation will illustrate how this legacy shapes conditions for health in communities of color, and the importance of place for health.  It will also examine policy strategies, such as place-based investments, to improve community conditions for health.


Keynote Speaker

Brian SmedleyBrian D. Smedley, Ph.D.

Brian D. Smedley is among the inaugural class of Equity Scholars at the Urban Institute, where he will conduct research and policy analysis to address structural and institutional forms of racism that impact the health and well-being of people of color.  Formerly, Dr. Smedley was Chief of Psychology in the Public Interest at the American Psychological Association (APA), where he lead APA’s efforts to apply the science and practice of psychology to the fundamental problems of human welfare and social justice.  A national thought leader in the field of health equity, Dr. Smedley got his start in Washington, D.C. as an APA Congressional Science Fellow, and subsequently served at APA as Director of Public Interest Policy.  Most recently, he was co-founder and Executive Director of the National Collaborative for Health Equity (www.nationalcollaborative.org), a project that connects research, policy analysis, and communications with on-the-ground activism to advance health equity.  He was also co-Director of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health Leadership National Program Center.  From 2008 to 2014, Dr. Smedley was Vice President and Director of the Health Policy Institute of the Joint Center for Political and Economic Studies in Washington, DC, a research and policy organization focused on addressing the needs of communities of color.  Previously, Dr. Smedley was Research Director and co-founder of a communications, research and policy organization, The Opportunity Agenda (www.opportunityagenda.org), which seeks to build the national will to expand opportunity for all.  Prior to helping launch The Opportunity Agenda, Dr. Smedley was a Senior Program Officer at the Institute of Medicine (IOM), where he served as Study Director for the IOM reports, In the Nation’s Compelling Interest: Ensuring Diversity in the Health Care Workforce and Unequal Treatment:  Confronting Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Health Care, among other reports on diversity in the health professions and minority health research policy.  Among his awards and distinctions, in 2013 Smedley received the American Public Health Association’s Cornely Award for social activism; in 2009 Smedley received the Congressional Black Caucus Congressional Leadership in Advocacy Award; in 2005 he received a Presidential Citation from the APA; in 2004 he was honored by the Rainbow/PUSH coalition as a “Health Trailblazer” award winner; and in 2002 he was awarded the Congressional Black Caucus “Healthcare Hero” award.  Dr. Smedley received a Ph.D. degree in Clinical Psychology from UCLA in 1992, and an A.B. degree in Psychology & Social Relations from Harvard University in 1986.

2021 Summit was held on November 16, 2021


2021 faculty award recipients (pdf)

SESSION 1: Interprofessional Preceptor
9:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.

The session will consist of interactive professional development activities for practicing healthcare professionals who are also educators in practice settings (defined as a preceptor) to enhance your precepting skills and to set up an optimal interprofessional clinical learning environment.

We will specifically focus on the challenges faced today with remote precepting due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Everyone is welcome - including preceptors from the community and across the state!

Learning Objectives:
  • Discuss key concepts of intentional interprofessional education and practice and identify opportunities for learners in authentic practice settings.
  • Discover new strategies for Precepting interprofessional learners remotely.
  • Develop an approach to debriefing and provide feedback about interprofessional collaboration to support learners.

This is a virtual event. Registration required. 


SESSION 2:Awards and Keynote
Resilience and Joy in Post-Pandemic Teaching
12 P.M. - 1:15 P.M.

2021 faculty award recipients (pdf)

The Covid-19 pandemic has required us to teach in new formats, using technology (some familiar, some less so) in new ways to help our students learn. While at times challenging, our collective experience has shown that we are willing and able to adapt our teaching methods to overcome such challenges.

At this event, we will reflect on what we have learned during the pandemic while exploring how we have been able to strengthen our practice, regardless of what teaching situation we use.

Topics include:
  • Reflections on the experience of teaching and learning in a pandemic
  • Inequities that surfaced and how we can address to help historically underrepresented and marginalized students achieve their goals
  • Lessons learned that enable us to rediscover meaning, purpose and fulfillment in our teaching in all class formats
  • How to keep the best of teaching with technology strategies in person and online

This is a virtual event. Registration required. 

Keynote Speaker: Flower Darby

Flower DarbyAuthor, Adjunct Faculty
Northern Arizona University
Estrella Mountain Community College

Flower Darby (she/her) celebrates and promotes effective teaching in all class formats to include, welcome and support all students and to foster equitable learning outcomes for today’s new majority students. In her former roles as assistant dean of Online and Innovative Pedagogies and director of Teaching for Student Success, Flower led efforts that support teaching excellence for equity and inclusion. Flower is an internationally renowned keynote speaker and author as well as adjunct faculty at Northern Arizona University and Estrella Mountain Community College. She has taught in higher education for over 25 years on a range of subjects including English, technology, leadership, dance and Pilates. A seasoned face-to-face and online educator, Flower applies learning science across the disciplines and helps others do the same.

Through her publications and presentations, Flower has helped educators all over the world become more effective in their work. She’s the author, with James M. Lang, of Small Teaching Online: Applying Learning Science in Online Classes, and she is a regular contributor to The Chronicle of Higher Education. Her new book project is on emotion science and teaching with technology

The 2020 Summit was held on November 12.

  • Keynote: "Creating a Culture of Wellness and Resilience", Aviad Haramati, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Molecular and Cellular Biology; Director, Center for Innovation and Leadership Education, Georgetown University School of Medicine.
    Aviad Haramati
  • Interprofessional Preceptor Session
    The session consisted of interactive professional development activities for practicing health care professionals who are also educators in practice settings (defined as a preceptor), designed to enhance their precepting skills to set up an optimal interprofessional clinical learning environment. This session focused on the challenges faced in 2020 with remote precepting due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 2020 Award Recipients (PDF)

The 2018 Summit was held on November 30.

  • Keynote: The keynote luncheon (video) featured a presentation by Amy Blue, Ph.D., Associate Vice President for Interprofessional Education and Associate Dean for Educational Affairs and Clinical Professor, College of Public Health and Health Professions, University of Florida; 2018 recipients of the Chancellor's Distinguished Teaching Award, the Chancellor's Club Teaching Professorship and the Glendon Cox Leadership Award were recognized.
  • Ed Like Ted Talks (video)
    • Finding your voice through educational assessment, Steve Jernigan, PT, Ph.D., FNAP, Assistant Professor, Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Education, KU School of Health Professions
    • Let's flip our attitude from "learn to write" to "write to learn", Maryellen Potts, Ph.D., Education Assistant Professor, KU School of Nursing
    • But what about us? Perspectives of students completing an established (legacy) curriculum during transition to an innovative curriculum, Anne Walling, MB, CHB, Professor Emerita, Family and Community Medicine, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
    • Transforming medical education through hybrid simulation, Tiffany Schwasinger-Schmidt, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine, KU School of Medicine-Wichita
    • Shifting the paradigm in clinical laboratory science education through the use of simulation, Dana Bostic, MBA, MLS(ASCP)cm, Clinical Assistant Professor, Clinical Laboratory Sciences, KU School of Health Professions
    • Reflective portfolios for teaching and learning, Wanda Blaser Bonnel, Ph.D., RN, GNP-BC, ANEF, Associate Professor, KU School of Nursing
  • Interprofessional Poster Session and Networking Reception