About the Center
The Center for Interprofessional Collaboration (CIPC) promotes education, practice, and research within the framework of a health care team so that students from all schools at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston will have opportunities to gain knowledge and skills for interprofessional models of care. The center is a member of the Texas Interprofessional Education Consortium.
The CIPC was founded on June 2013 by faculty members of the IPC Steering Committee. Patricia L. Starck, Ph.D., R.N., a former dean of the Cizik School of Nursing at UTHealth, was named the Senior Vice President of Interprofessional Collaboration. Between 2015 and 2017, Dr. Juliana J Brixey, PhD, MPH, MSN, RN served as the director of the CIPC. As of January 2018, Lee Revere, Ph.D., and Jennifer Swails, M.D. are directors of Interprofessional Education.
During both fall and spring semesters, the CIPC offers interprofessional standardized patient simulation courses at the McGovern Medical School’s Surgical and Clinical Skills Center (SCSC). The monthly courses are an opportunity for students from all schools of UTHealth to individually and collectively develop patient care and interprofessional teamwork skills.
In addition to the standardized patient simulation courses, the CIPC will hold an mass casualty incident simulation in the summer.