At the State of the College meeting on August 27, a Department of Physical Therapy faculty member was recognized by Dean Michael Perri with the Scholarship of Teaching Publication Award, which is presented annually to one College of Public Health and Health Professions faculty member acknowledging his or her publication relating to innovation in teaching.
Judi Schack-Dugre, PT, DPT, MBA, EdD, Director of Clinical Education in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program, received the Scholarship of Teaching Publication Award for the article “Online Non-Technical Skill Simulation-Enhanced Interprofessional Education: Changes in Attitudes and Behaviors of Health Professions Graduate Students,” published in Health, Interprofessional Practice and Education.
The study findings support the premise that online non-technical skill simulation-enhanced Interprofessional education, or ONTS SIM-IPE, is an effective and scalable instructional method that could assist in meeting the global needs of current graduate health professions’ education, Dr. Schack explained.
According to the abstract, “the novel nature of these results leads to the need for standardization in ONTS SIM-IPE pedagogies and research designs. The augmentation of health professions education with SIM-IPE is no longer a luxury, but a necessity as global health crises requires social distancing to manage and deliver high quality, cost-efficient, team-based health care to diverse populations.”
Amazing work, Dr. Schack. Congratulations for this well-deserved award!