Dr. Gundy Sweet Recognized for Interprofessional Leadership and Dedication
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.”