Interprofessional Institute


Institute News

The DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education announces a restructuring of leadership. Dr. April D. Newton joins the Institute as Director of Interprofessional Education and Clinical Practice. Dr. Newton is a Physical Therapist, and continues to serve as a faculty member in that department, where she is an Assistant Professor. Dr. Cat Myser has recently joined the office as the Director of Global Health and Ethics. She is appointed as a Professor in the Department of Interprofessional Healthcare Studies. Dr. Bill Gordon, formerly serving as the Associate Director for the Institute, has been named as the Director of Resources and Operations.

Additional biographical information can be found here.

The DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education will address student groups at Northern Illinois University on November 10, 2015. This two-hour opportunity provides a chance to inform students about the needs and opportunities in both interprofessionalism and at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Attending that event will be Dr. Judith Stoecker, Dr. Bill Gordon, and Tamzin Batteson.

HMTD 515 will host a student conference on November 18 that includes educational partners from both inside and outside our University. During the course of this afternoon event, students will self-select a course of study from approximately fifteen seminar opportunities, attending three 50-minute sessions. This event provides students opportunities to select topics that they believe will be most relevant to them and their education. HMTD 515, Foundations for Interprofessional Practice, is a course offered by the Baldwin Institute, and is required of all first-year students in clinical programs.

The Office of Global Health will send a team from Rosalind Franklin University to the IMSS conference in Mexico in mid-November. Building on an unfolding partnership, five RFUMS faculty will partner with their counterparts in Mexico, and several presentations to the conference will be offered. The team consists of Dr. Hector Rasgado Flores, Dr. Stephanie Wu, Dr. April Newton, Dr. Marcia Stout, and Dr. Catherine Myser, the new Director of Global Health and Ethics within the Baldwin Institute. Drs. Wu, Newton, and Stout will be presenters.


--Tamzin Batteson, Katherine Darbyshire, Lori Thuente, and Bill Gordon will be presenters at the 2nd International Conference: Where's the Patient's Voice in Health Professional Education 10 Years On?, to be held in Vancouver, BC, Canada from November 12-14, 2015. This team will present two 90 minute seminars and a poster presentation.

--Dr. Bill Gordon and Tamzin Batteson are scheduled to lead three breakout groups to capture each of the learning threads at the Autism, Behavior, and Complex Medical Needs conference (ABC Conference) hosted by the Illinois Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics. This conference will be held on November 20, 2015 in Palos Hills, IL, and provides an opportunity for the Institute to do direct work with care providers for children about how to optimize interprofessional efforts in providing coordinated, collaborative, and comprehensive care.