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Interprofessional Education & Research

What is IPE?

Interprofessional Education (IPE) occurs when two or more [health] professions learn with, from, and about each other to improve collaboration and the quality of care.

Where is IPE?

Interprofessional education is available for students, faculty, and researchers at all Texas A&M Health Science Center colleges and campuses.

IPE Mission

The mission of Interprofessional Education is to:

  • provide faculty and students with transformative interprofessional learning experiences that support the development of skills needed for patient-centered, collaborative practice;
  • advance research and scholarly activity of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice; and
  • advance the practice of effective and efficient interprofessional team-based care to improve individual patient and population health outcomes.

This mission is aligned with the Health Science Center's mission, which is to provide "excellence in education, discovery, clinical care and health promotion" and to establish a culture of interprofessional education across all colleges and facilitate the development of interdisciplinary programs that will enhance diversity and encourage cultural competence.

IPER's mission is further aligned with the broader university mission, which is to deliver "the highest quality undergraduate and graduate programs" and foster "new understandings through research and creativity" as well as the three strategic imperatives, or "pillars," outlined by Texas A&M University President Michael K. Young:
transformational learning, discovery and innovation, and impact.

Texas A&M Health Science Center follows the educational practice domains and core competencies of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative.

Chris Kaunas, MPH

Executive Director for Interprofessional Education & Research

8441 Riverside Pkwy
Clinical Bldg. 1, Suite 3113
Bryan, TX 77807-1359
Phone: 979.436.9117
Email: ckaunas@tamhsc.edu

Kim Zemanek, PhD

Assistant Director, Interprofessional Education & Research

8441 Riverside Pkwy
Clinical Bldg. 1, Suite 3110
Bryan, TX 77807-1359
Phone: 979.436.9115
Email: kzemanek@tamhsc.edu