National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Site Visit
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education Site Visit


On Oct. 5-6, the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education will conduct a site visit to the Creighton University Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research (CIPER), to explore how Creighton can support national interprofessional education and practice initiatives.

During the visit, Frank Cerra, MD, senior advisor for the National Center, will present a keynote address titled “Nexus Innovations Network: Generating and Deploying Evidence Regarding Interprofessional Education into the National Conversation.” Cerra is the McKnight Presidential Leadership chair and former senior vice president for health sciences and dean of the medical school at the University of Minnesota.

CIPER supports interprofessional education and practice across the health sciences programs at Creighton along with its academic health partner, CHI Health. Interprofessional education and practice are growing trends focused on team-based care, improving patient safety and quality and ensuring patient-centered care. Academic institutions and health systems are now called to educate students and health care professionals on performing as a health care team.

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, housed at the University of Minnesota, is focused on integrating private and public partnerships to help build evidence of the effectiveness of interprofessional education and practice. The National Center promotes Nexus, which explores how education intersects with practice. In order to support the national movement for interprofessional education and collaborative practice, Creighton has joined the Nexus Innovations Network.

The event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited to the first 100 registrants. You can register here.

For more information, please contact Joy Doll, OTD, OTR/L, at joydoll [at] creighton [dot] edu or visit the CIPER website.