Interprofessional Institute

MAY 15, 2014

Dedication Ceremony of the DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute 

 for Interprofessional Education

Dr. K. Michael Welch, President and CEO of Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, unveils the portrait greeting visitors as they enter the Institute. Dr. and Mrs. Baldwin are to the right in this photograph.

Featured speakers at afternoon seminars, and pictured here with Dr. Baldwin, are Dr. Barbara Brandt of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice at the University of Minnesota and Dr. Madeline Schmitt, Professor Emerita of the Rochester School of Nursing.  Both speakers have history with Dr. Baldwin in advocating for and teaching best practices in interprofessional education.  Dr. Brandt is to the left in this photo, then Dr. Baldwin, with Dr. Schmitt to the right.

Dr. Baldwin sharing a moment at the dedication ceremony with his usual wisdom, charm, humility, and humor.

Dr. Timothy Brigham of ACGME speaks at the dedication event about the scholarly contributions of Dr. DeWitt Baldwin.

Institute News

Dr. Susan Tappert, Clinical Specialist for the DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education, and long-time RFUMS champion for interprofessional education and practice, was recently honored in Washington, DC as an inductee as a Distinguished Scholar and Fellow in the National Academy of Practice (NAP).  The Academy is dedicated to the mission of providing holistic interprofessional, affordable, accessible, and coordinated healthcare deliver for everyone.  Dr. Tappert was a central figure in developing an interprofessional presence at Rosalind Franklin University from the inception of that effort in 2004, and recently was the founding director of the Interprofessional Institute.  We are very excited for Dr. Tappert to receive this recognition and honor!

Charlotte Byer, MSIS, AHIP, the Instruction and Reference Librarian for the Boxer Library at Rosalind Franklin University recently presented a poster at the Medical Library Association on her work of integration information literacy into a first-year interprofessional course.  Ms. Beyer cited the success of including information literacy activities in the HMTD 515 course, building more advanced information access skills into student educational experiences.  Congratulations, Charlotte, on bring information literacy and access into the broadening conversations about interprofessional care!

The DeWitt C. Baldwin Institute for Interprofessional Education is very pleased to integrate the RFUMS Global Health Initiative into our work, providing students additional opportunities for interprofessional clinical experiences.  Through Global Health, our students will not only work on interprofessional teams, but will also be exposed to international experiences related to health care provision.

The Interprofessional Community Clinic, initiated and run by RFUMS students, provides a valuable community service.  Students, under the supervision of licensed practitioners and working in interprofessional teams, collaborate to provide services to many community members who may be unable to seek care elsewhere.  In working together, students put interprofessional values into real-life practice.  Currently, the clinic is open one day per week, with a hope to expand services later this year.


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