The HSC IPE Speaker Series was developed to expand the Office of Interprofessional Education's goal to integrate IPE for the five schools and multiple professional programs at WVU Health Sciences Center. The aim of the HSC IPE Speaker Series is to have a quality continuing education program that supports faculty in enhancing their own skills and  developing curricula for our students to improve the quality of healthcare regionally, nationally, and globally.

The HSC IPE Speaker Series, developed by Rachel T. Abraham, M.D., M.P.H., for the HSC Office for Interprofessional Education, was approved as an ongoing program in August 2014. It will provide continuing education credits (CDE, CME, CNE, CPH, Certificate of Attendance for OT and PT; pending credits for pharmacy) for the various disciplines. The HSC IPE Speakers Series will also provide certificate of attendance to students at the five schools – dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, OT & PT programs, as well as other established healthcare programs at the Health Sciences Center, other Academic programs as well as all from the Local and State Health departments.    

"The IPE Speaker Series is integral to the educational efforts of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health as well as continuing education for healthcare professionals.The theme for the second year (2015 and ongoing) is 'IPE in Action’."

This year's speakers have been awarded grants from the WVU HSC Office of IPE, through funding from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation to support interprofessional practice through community-campus partnerships led by WVU HSC faculty and students.

TARGET AUDIENCE:  The target audience for the Health Sciences Center (HSC) IPE Speaker Series are faculty and students at the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, and the Professional Programs including Occupational Therapists and Physical Therapists, as well as other Academic programs and Local Health Departments in West Virginia.

WVU School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.  Nursing, Dental, Pharmacy, Public Health, PT and OT continuing education credits will also be available.

The ongoing program "Health Sciences Center InterProfessional Speaker Series” has been approved to provide CME/CNE/CDE/CPH and other CE continuing education credits.

Rachel T. Abraham, MD, MPH

Director, HSC IPE Speaker Series



February 24, 2016 at 11:30am in room 3129.  Dr. Michael McCawley (SPH) with co-directors, Dr. Geah Pressgrove WVU Reed College of Media, and Dr. Cindy Fitch, Extension Specialist, will present on their Benedum sub-grant project titled “Southern West Virginia Lifestyle Project (SWVL)." The speakers along with community partner Mr. David Stover of the Wyoming County Courthouse working on the project titled SWVL are designing and implementing tailor-made education and persuasion programs that support area residents in developing and maintaining healthy lifestyles. SWVL also involves students from public health and media majors to address the objective to assess each community  to determine the feasibility of executing competition-based healthy lifestyle program in local high schools.

March 30, 2016 at 11:30am in room 3127, Trisha Petite (SON) and Kayla Hudamac (Dental Student) will present on the project in which they participated: Dr. Neuman’s Benedum sub-grant on “Oral Cancer Screenings for the Underserved Population in Our Community.”



December 8, 2015 - An Interprofessional Discussion of the Electronic Health Record (EHR) System at WVU Medicine

November 18, 2015 - Evaluation of a Community Based Diabetes Prevention and Management Program

October 21, 2015 - A Community-based Interprofessional Fall Prevention Project in an Assisted/Independent Living Facility

September 9, 2015 - Juggling the Dimensions of Food Access and the Impact on Diet and Nutrition: Perceptions of Low Income Residents in West Virginia: Focus Group Results from WIC Clients

January 28, 2015 - Introduction to Patient Care in an Interprofessional Educational Model: My First Patient


Communicating Science and Health:  An InterProfessional Workshop for Faculty



October 22, 2014 - Global Health and InterProfessional Education

September 30, 2014 - The InterProfessionalism Feedback Loop at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC: Report from a NEXUS Innovation Incubator

August 26, 2014 - InterProfessional Education and Service: The MUSHROOM Project


CONFERENCE - April 30, 2014
Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Appalachia: A Faculty Workshop