The WVU Health Sciences Center Interprofessional Education (IPE) Speaker Series will continue with a presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 18, in Hostler Auditorium, located on the ground floor of HSC North. A six-person panel will discuss "Evaluation of a Community Based Diabetes Prevention and Management Program."

The speakers are Ranjita Misra, Ph.D.; Peter Giacobbi Jr., Ph.D.; Megan O’Dell, M.P.H.; Kara Viggiano, M.P.H.; Jay Stewart, M.S., third-year Sport and Exercise Psychology Ph.D. candidate; and Samantha Shawley, M.P.H.; Social and Behavioral Science Ph.D. candidate.

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 and pending credits for pharmacy as well as Certificates of Attendance to students of the five schools at the Health Sciences Center) for the various disciplines through July 31, 2016.

This month's speakers are part of a “Community-Based Care” (CBC) project funded by a sub-grant from the Office of IPE, thanks to a grant from the Claude Worthington Benedum Foundation. The funding supports interprofessional practice through community-campus partnerships led by WVU HSC faculty and students.

For catering purposes, those planning to attend the Nov. 18 presentation should RSVP to by Wednesday, Nov. 11.