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Enhancing Teaching and Learning for Health Professionals
 
Welcome to the Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) website.  
 
Our mission is to provide leadership in interprofessional education (IPE) and research that will improve the access, quality, safety and efficiency of health and social care provided to the public.
 
We encourage you to browse our website and learn more about our mission, activities, and people.  
 


Message from the Director, CCHPE

The CCHPE is involved in planning, implementing and evaluating interprofessional educational (IPE) activities, from the undergraduate to post-graduate and practitioner levels.
 

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Welcome to Amanda Kinsella
Intermediate Secretary

CCHPE is pleased to welcome Amanda Kinsella to the position of Intermediate Secretary.  Amanda has more than eight years of experience with Memorial University, the majority of which has been with the Faculty of Medicine including positions with NLCAHR, Office of the Dean, and the Discipline of Family Medicine.  Amanda is responsible for providing administrative support to the Director, faculty and staff of the Centre, and we look forward to having her on our team.


Welcome to Dr. Jennifer O'Dea
Interim Director

 

CCHPE is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer O'Dea as Interim Director of the Centre for a one-year term.  Dr. O'Dea has an active clinical pediatric practice and is an Assistant Professor of Pediatrics with Memorial University.  Over the past few years, she has been actively involved in the development, delivery, and evaluation of education initiatives for medical residents designed to improve their collaborative practice skills.  Dr. O'Dea has been a Faculty Associate of the Centre for a number of years, and was recently appointed as a CCHPE Faculty Scholar for a two-year period.



Welcome to Dr. Kristin Harris Walsh
Educational Specialist

CCHPE is pleased to welcome Dr. Kristin Harris Walsh to the position of Educational Specialist.  Over the next two years, Kristin's work will be dedicated to the Provincial Interprofessional Education Plan project that has been funded by Memorial's Teaching and Learning Fund.  Kristin comes to CCHPE from the Dean of Medicine's office where she was a Research Assistant on Dr. Rourke's Learners and Locations Project.  With a doctorate in Social Sciences, Kristin is completing her M.Ed. Postsecondary with a focus on medical education.  Kristin is thrilled to bring her expertise to the valuable work of the CCHPE.



Memorial University Supports Exploration of
Expansion of Interprofessional Education

The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) at Memorial University in Newfoundland and Labrador (NL), is thrilled to be the recipient of two university funded awards for projects related to the expansion of interprofessional education (IPE).  The funding will allow for new partnering with other provincial educational institutions, Regional Health Authorities, and community and patient organizations.  The need and capacity for provincial IPE programming across the continuum of professional development will be explored with partners.

CCHPE currently designs, implements and evaluates IPE for students from seven health/social professional training programs (clinical psychology, human kinetics and recreation, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, police studies and social work) along with collaborators from all participating units.

The adjudication panels of the Teaching and Learning and Public Engagement Accelerator Funds have awarded CCHPE a total of $281,248 to create the partnerships required to explore the feasibility of a comprehensive provincial patient-centred IPE program.  This project has the potential to enhance interprofessional collaboration training for current and future health/social care professionals providing frontline care to patients/clients and families in NL.

CCHPE is proud to have the support of the Deans and Directors of participating programs, internal technical partners, the provincial government, Eastern Health, the College of the North Atlantic and the Community Sector Council in developing the two funding proposals.  Dr. Olga Heath, Director of CCHPE comments, "It is a very exciting time for CCHPE as we look ahead to the enhancement of our highly regarded and innovative IPE programming".


Dr. Vernon Curran Invited to East Carolina University as a Visiting Scholar
 

Dr. Vernon Curran, Professor of Medical Education, Director of Academic Research and Development with the Faculty of Medicine and former Director of CCHPE, was recently invited to East Carolina University as a visiting scholar.  The purpose of Dr. Curran's visit was to advise on evaluation of US Department of Health and Human Services funded interprofessional education (IPE) projects being undertaken by faculty with the College of Nursing, College of Allied Health Sciences and Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University.

 L to R:  Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Elizabeth Feldhousen, PhD, Project Coordinator Michelle Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Adult Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM-NNP, Assistant Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Program Faculty

L to R:  Bobby Lowery, PhD, FNP-BC, Assistant Professor, Director of the Doctorate of Nursing Practice Program Elizabeth Feldhousen, PhD, Project Coordinator Michelle Skipper, DNP, FNP-BC, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of the Adult Gerontology and Family Nurse Practitioner Program Pamela Reis, PhD, CNM-NNP, Assistant Professor, Nurse-Midwifery Program Faculty
 



CCHPE Presents Dr. Dennis Sharpe with an Award
 
The Centre for Collaborative Health Professional Education (CCHPE) was pleased to present Dr. Dennis Sharpe, former Director of CCHPE, with an award recognizing his commitment and contribution to the work of the Centre.
 
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Former Director of CCHPE to Receive Distinguished Researcher Award
 
Dr. Vernon Curran, Professor of Medical Education and Director of Academic Research and Development with the Faculty of Medicine and former Director of CCHPE,  will receive the 2013 Distinguished Researcher Award from the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education.  This award was established by CAUCE to recognize an individual who has made a sustained and significant contribution to university continuing education research in Canada.
 
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Memorial's Research Ethics Boards (REBs) 
 
All researchers in the Faculty of Medicine, School of Nursing, and the School of Pharmacy should submit their Applications for Ethics Review to the HREB using the HREB Application form. Due to the high volume of applications being received, the ICEHR is unable to accept applications from these units until further notice.