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2019 Curriculum Retreat Registration and Interest Survey

Registration is still open for the 2019 Curriculum Retreat to be held on January 24, 2019, at the I-Hotel Conference Center. This all-day event (8:30 - 5:00) will include curriculum updates, targeted small group workshops, large group breakout sessions, and hands-on sessions to build skills and course materials. This retreat is open to all faculty and staff of Carle Illinois.

To provide the most valuable workshops and sessions during this retreat, we invite you to complete our interest survey. This will help us decide which workshops to offer. Please complete this survey by 12/21.

The full agenda will be available after the first of the year.

If there are any topics you would like to see covered or are interested in presenting a workshop, please contact Sol Roberts-Lieb for more information. 

 
     
 

 Lunch and Learn - Illinois Compass

Mr. Sol Roberts-Lieb will present the December 13 Lunch and Learn on our course management system, Illinois Compass. He will show our course design and answer any questions regarding the capabilities of the system.

Did you miss a previous lunch and learn? Want to hear the discussion? We have created a mediaspace channel that contains recordings of previous sessions. To access the channel, you will need to use your University of Illinois NetID and password.

For call-in information, visit our events calendar. We are still looking for additional speakers for the Spring Semester. If you are interested, please contact Sol Roberts-Lieb. 

 
 

 

 
 

Global Community Immersion Program

Dean Li, Dr. Coiado and Jim Pait visited Brazil in November to establish two partnerships for the Global Community Immersion Program.

The team visited the University of Caxias do Sul (UCS) where they were hosted by the vice-chancellor Dr. Stecanela and Dr. Falavigna a neurosurgeon at UCS (picture). UCS was founded in 1967 and is among the largest universities in the Brazilian state of Rio Grande do Sul. It was built upon a collective effort of the community and it is still run according to the commitment and engagement of different segments of society who believe in higher education as a source for social development.

The team also visited the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), a scientific institution for research and development in biological sciences located in Rio de Janeiro. Fiocruz is considered one of the world's major public health research institutions. The team had an opportunity to learn about the Fernandes Figueira Institute, an internationally recognized institute specializing in pediatrics and maternal health. The institute has the largest human milk bank that is integrated with the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation.

Dr. Coiado received an award from the Lemann Institute of Brazilian Studies. This award will provide fellowships for up to two students to do a Global Immersion at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation during the Discovery Learning period.

 
     
 

IAMSE 2019 Winter Audio Seminar Series

Academic Affairs invites everyone to attend the 2019 IAMSE Webcast Audio Seminar Series. The theme this year is the Learning Environment in Health Sciences Education.  This weekly series runs from January 10 - February 7 at 11:00 A.M - 12:00 P.M. We have booked room Illinois Union Bookstore 514 for all sessions except January 10 which will be in room 504.

To learn more about the series, please visit the IAMSE website.

 
     
 

Harnessing Technology for Social Good - Lecture Series

The University of Illinois-Urbana Champaign School of Social Work is holding a year-long lecture series designed to meet the profession’s grand challenge of harnessing technology for social good. This lecture series, named after the grand challenge of “Harnessing Technology for Social Good” is designed to present innovative applications of technology powered by science in order to expand new opportunities and collaborations for reaching more people with greater impact on society’s most vexing social problems. Registration and more information is available on their website.
 
     
 

Navigating Illinois: Illini Union Tech Zone

Did you know that there is a technology sales center in the Illinois Union? The Tech Zone is the official computer store of the University of Illinois. In addition to good prices on technology they are an authorized service center for Apple computers. They are open Monday - Thursday 8:00 A.M - 8:00 P.M, Friday 8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M., Saturday 10:00 A.M - 5:00 P.M, and Sunday 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M.

Once a year there is the annual technology sale for faculty and staff. This year's sale is on December 6 featuring up to 8% off select Apple devices.

 
 

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"Creating Interprofessional Learning In Practice"

In the December 5, 2018 Issue of Clinical Teacher, Amy Weinstein, et al, provide a toolbox for how to create interprofessional learning opportunities in the community and primary care. "The fast‐changing health care system calls for innovations in education to better prepare health care professionals with interprofessional (IP) practice competencies to improve care and reduce costs. The importance of incorporating IP learning in practice has been recognised internationally; however, it remains limited in health profession training, with most interprofessional education (IPE) occurring pre‐clinically or via simulation. Interprofessional training is limited in primary care: without deliberate training, IP team placement did not improve attitudes and skills after 1 year"

"Experiential Interprofessional Education for Medical Students at a Regional Medical Campus"

Published in the March 2018 issue of the Canadian Medical Education Journal, Laura Walmsley, Melanie Fortune, and Allison Brown, published this study on how to have high-quality IPE when you are at a regional medical school. "At distributed teaching sites, there is often less IPE infrastructure and fewer learners of other health professions. On the other hand, distributed medical education (DME) settings often have community-based clinical environments and fewer medical students, which can provide unique opportunities for IPE curriculum innovation."