Welcome to The Huddle, your newsletter for news and information about our interprofessional education and collaborative practice efforts within and beyond Samson Pavilion and the dental clinic. Formerly known as Health Education Campus Update, this newsletter is being repurposed to focus on the collaboration happening inside our buildings, rather than solely information about the buildings themselves.

All faculty, staff and students in the dental medicine, nursing, medicine and social work schools will receive this newsletter by email every two weeks. In the newsletter you will find announcements regarding interprofessional education and collaborative practice opportunities, including lectures, workshops, and other events that we think will appeal to individuals across multiple schools on campus. We will also share team science updates that could impact you. And, finally, this newsletter will continue to be your source for updates and information about the HEC itself.

In addition to the formal interprofessional education coursework that we are building and expanding, another important aspect of our efforts is helping to build a culture of interprofessionalism in the HEC and across the wider university campus. To help foster this community of interprofessionalism, our office will be hosting Interprofessional Dialogues, a recurring seminar series for the faculty, staff, and students engaged in interprofessional education, research and collaboration—as well as others who want to learn more about the topic.

The format will likely include a brief, 15- to 20-minute “TED Talk”-style presentation by an expert or expert panel, followed by small group dialogues among the students, staff, and faculty in the audience.

If you are interested in being a member of the organizing committee for Interprofessional Dialogues, please email me at tyler.reimschisel@case.edu. I would like representation on the committee from faculty, staff, and students from the programs and schools in the HEC and across campus.

Building on the multitude of previous successes in interprofessional education at CWRU and the recent opening of the HEC, it is an honor for me to be a part of this truly exciting time for interprofessional education and collaborative practice at CWRU.

Sincerely,

Tyler Reimschisel
Associate Provost for Interprofessional Education, Research and Collaborative Practice