Spring 2013

Family Home Visit Program (Fall 2012 / Spring 2013)

The Home Visit Program is organized by the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, and the School of Health Professions. Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Nursing, Respiratory Care, Physician Assistant, Medical, and Clinical Lab Science students visit families of diverse backgrounds in their homes to interview family members, obtain family perspectives on the roles of health care, and relate experiences from other student participants. Each discipline shares their approach to assessing and reporting their findings.  The Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy students, in the context of their individual courses in the school of Health Professions, submit an environmental assessment related to the goals of their course.

Activity Facilitators:
School of Medicine - Susan Gerik, M.D.
School of Health Professions - Caroline W. Stegink-Jansen PT, Ph.D., CHT 
synergy Assistant Director – Brandon Hernandez, MLA

Global Health Interprofessional Core Course (Fall 2012 / Spring 2013)

This course is offered over a period from September to April to all students in the four schools. The course is the core, anchor course for the Global Health Training Program, and is the first step in developing a campus-wide, integrated Global Health Program for all students. An interprofessional group of faculty representing the School of Health Professions, the School of Nursing, the School of Medicine, and the Graduate School in Biomedical Sciences is led by Dr. Alexandra Nolen. The curriculum provides an overview of critical issues in understanding global health challenges in contemporary society within an interprofessional learning environment.

Course Facilitators:
Alexandra B. Nolen, Ph.D., MPH - School of Medicine
Vicki S. Freeman, Ph.D., MLS (ASCP) CM SC, FACB - Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Gretchen V.M. Stone, Ph.D., OTR, FAOTA - Occupational Therapy
Carolyn Utsey, P.T., Ph.D. - Physical Therapy
Laura Rudkin, Ph.D. - MPH/Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences

This course is listed as a Special Topics Course
Anticipated course start date: September 7, 2011 (Fall)
Students should contact their respective program director to enroll:

Course Information Link:

Contact Person:
Caley Satterfield, M.Ed.
Program Coordinator
PAHO/WHO Collaborating Center for Training in International Health
4.304 Marvin Graves Building 409.772.0637 office  casatter@utmb.edu

Spirituality and Clinical Care Module (Spring 2013)

This nationally recognized interprofessional module brings together large and small groups of Nursing, Medical, and Health Profession students to discuss issues related to spirituality in healthcare. A variety of cases bring the students together to consider the spiritual needs of patients from their unique professional perspectives. In addition, the concept of spiritual self-care is introduced with a link to a module in the online course syllabus. Students are encouraged to explore the module and tend to their own emotional and spiritual health in order to better assess and meet the needs of their patients. An interprofessional group of faculty representing the School of Health Professions, the School of Nursing, and the School of Medicine facilitate the course interactions.

The following are dates for the Spirituality and Clinical Care Module:

February  11-15, 2013   Time: TBA Location: Location Levin Hall Main

Friday, February 15, 2013 Interfaith Panel
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Levin Hall Main Auditorium
Please Note:*Dates are subject to change

Activity Facilitators:
Susan M. Gerik, M.D. - Associate Professor Pediatrics and Family Medicine
Kay Sandor, Ph.D., RN, LPC, AHN-BC - Professor Nursing
Rodger Marion, Ph.D., FASAHP - Distinguished Teaching Professor and Professor Emeritus
synergy Assistant Director – Brandon Hernandez, MLA

Interprofessional Education Day (Spring 2013)

Date: Wednesday March 2013.

(Sping 2012 IPE Day Poster) (Workshop Info)(Register for IPE Day)

Levin Hall Main (Keynote Address) 1:00-2:00-pm
Rebecca Sealy Hospital 2nd Floor (Interprofessional Activities) 2-5pm kmcspring2012.asp might have issue here
*Other locations TBA