“Inter-professional education experiences are a very important component of the way we are training the next generation of West Virginia’s healthcare providers,” Dr. Ross said. “It only makes sense that they will learn and practice healthy lifestyles together, too.”

Eventually, Chase’s goal is to bring the remaining health professions schools and programs on board so that all students in the Health Sciences Center are participating.

Anne Cather, M.D., from the School of Medicine, Travis White from the School of Pharmacy, Louise Veselicky, D.D.S., from the School of Dentistry, and Matthew Gurka, Ph.D., from the School of Public Health, are serving as co-investigators on the project’s development, implementation and evaluation.