April 3, 2019

The U-M Center for IPE presented its inaugural 2019 awards to outstanding U-M faculty and students.

The fifth-annual Health Professions Education Day at the University of Michigan wrapped up with a ceremony honoring recipients of the first-ever Awards for IPE Innovation and Excellence–“the champions of the interprofessional education and practice (IPE) movement at U-M.” The 2019 awardees include:

Faculty Award: Gundy Sweet, Director of Curriculum Assessment and Clinical Professor of Pharmacy, College of Pharmacy

Dr. Sweet was honored for her leadership and dedication in starting and sustaining many U-M IPE efforts:

  • She grew the Team-Based Clinical Decision Making course into “the crown jewel of IPE on campus.” From its humble start five years ago, she restructured the class for 530+ students and launched this year’s first-ever large-scale Team Up event, leading a team of 10 faculty from 5 different schools.
  • She was awarded a 2019 IP-X grant for “Advancing IPE Efforts Using Data Visualization.”
  • Working behind the scenes, she has been active on the IPE Executive Committee since its beginning and is co-chair of the IPE Curriculum Committee, implementing a structure to formalize the IPE course approval process. She also chairs the IPE assessment work group. 
  • A nominator said: “She has dogged determination, exhibits disarming candor, yet highlights the key issues we must all be working on to maximize success.”

Read the full announcement on the Michigan Center for Interprofessional Education's website.