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David A. Goss, OD, PhD, and Diane Goss have Established the David and Diane Goss Optometry History Fellowship

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Application closes Aug. 4 -- https://www.aaopt.org/home/aaof/programs/programs-faculty/david-and-diane-goss-optometry-history-fellowship

The fellowship will provide support for an individual pursuing research in optometric history. The award will provide a $1,000 fellowship for an optometry history researcher or student to visit a library, archives, or museum to conduct research.

Applicants may be optometrists or optometry students but may also be individuals outside the field of optometry, as an example, a historian or a librarian, and may be at any career stage, from student to retirement.

A condition of acceptance of the fellowship is that, one year after an award is made, the recipient will submit a progress report suitable for publication in Hindsight, the Optometric Historical Society's quarterly publication.

2019 USPHS IPEC Award Winner and Finalists Recognized for Interprofessional
Collaborative Practice with Underserved Populations
One national winner and four honorable mentions receive recognition for
excellence in 
interprofessional education

The U.S. Public Health Service (USPHS) and the Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) announces Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions as the winner of the 2019 Public Health Excellence in Interprofessional Education Collaboration Award. USPHS and IPEC commend MGH and schools across the country working to promote, encourage, and support interprofessional education and collaborative practice to ensure the health of individuals and populations. The IPE in Excellence Award acknowledges interprofessional education learning activities and experiences designed to enhance interprofessional team practice and improve healthcare delivery.

“MGH’s profoundly positive and effective approach exemplifies how an innovative collaboration can scale up to promote community health,” notes Pamela M. Schweitzer, PharmD, BCACP, Rear Admiral (ret), U.S. Public Health Service. “These programs have changed lives and these changes will lead to improved efficiency and quality of care, with long-range outcomes addressing the social determinants of health and advancing health equity.”

In its third year, USPHS and IPEC received several inspiring applications from institutions around the country and applaud MGH’s mission focused on bridge-to-care services to vulnerable populations. The MGH team was recognized at the IPEC Meeting on June 13-14, 2019 at the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Learning Center in Washington, DC.

In addition to an overall awardee, USPHS and IPEC also recognize four honorable mention winners. A complete list of the 2019 winners follows:

2019 USPHS IPEC Award: Overall Winner
Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, Boston, MA
Crimson Care Collaborative: An Interprofessional Academic-Practice Partnership
Patricia A. Reidy, DNP, FNP-BC, RN, MGH Institute of Health Professions School of Nursing
Marya J. Cohen, MD, MPH, Harvard Medical School

2019 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: Health Communications and Health Technology
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL
Improving Access to Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Through Student-Led, Interprofessional Collaboration
Samuel R. Bunting, MD & MHA Candidate, Rosalind Franklin University Chicago Medical School
Javier Navarrete, PharmD Candidate, Rosalind Franklin University College of Pharmacy
Adam Koss, MPAS Candidate, Rosalind Franklin University College of Health Professions

2019 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: Public Health Infrastructure
University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
University at Buffalo’s Lighthouse Clinic: An Interprofessional Initiative to Address Prominent Health Disparities in Western New York
Jessica S. Kruger, PhD, University at Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions
Todd Sage, MSW, University at Buffalo School of Social Work
Danielle Pelfrey Duryea, JD, LLM, University at Buffalo School of Law

2019 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: Community Empowerment and Education
St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO
IPE 4900 Interprofessional Community Practicum
David Pole, PhD, MPH, St. Louis University Center for Interprofessional Education & Research
Terri Murray, PhD, APHC-BC, RN, FAAN, St. Louis University School of Nursing
Mardell Wilson, EdD, RD, LDN, St. Louis University Doisy College of Health Sciences

2019 USPHS IPEC Honorable Mention: At Risk and Vulnerable Communities
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Community Homeless Interprofessional Program (CHIP): Navigation and Functioning in Student Teams
Justine S. Gortney, PharmD, BCPS, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Martha Schiller, PT, DPT, MSA, C/NDT, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences
Jennifer Mendez, PhD, Wayne State University School of Medicine

Project submissions were assessed for their lasting impact on community health. In addition, applicants were required to demonstrate a relationship between interprofessional collaborative care, health professions education, and health outcomes.

“The Crimson Care Collaborative and other honoree projects demonstrate true interprofessional collaborative practice to support public health outcomes. In turn, their steadfast and successful efforts benefit students, patients, and communities,” said Lucinda L. Maine, PhD, RPh, IPEC President and Executive Vice President and CEO of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. “It’s great to see how MGH has evolved its six-year project, after having received an honorable mention in 2017. Their continuous hard work and innovation offers a great interprofessional model of learning and practice.”

The 2020 application cycle will open in October 2019. For more details about the award winners and the submission process, visit IPEC’s website.


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