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CIPER Associates and Scholars

In response to the need for interprofessional faculty development on Creighton’s many campuses, CIPER established the Associates and Scholars program this fall. The purpose of the program is to develop Interprofessional Education (IPE) champions who will work to advance CIPER’s mission, vision, and strategic plan at Creighton University. We hope that upon program completion, participants will be able to:

  • Articulate the benefits of IPE and IPCP for learners and patients
  • Describe interprofessional learning outcomes for the Creighton University health sciences graduate
  • Develop strategies to effectively implement IPE and IPCP in their practice settings
  • This initiative is led by Andrea Thinnes, OTD, OTR/L, FNAP and Wendi Carlton, MD, FAAP

2020-2021 CIPER Associates, Scholars, and Mentors

Patty Timmons, MSN, RN, CNEclAssociate-NursingPhoenixKatie Packard, PharmD, MS, BCPS, AACC, FNAP
Colleen Spellman, OTD, OTR/LScholar-OTOmahaJenny Jessen, EdD, MSN, RN
Cary Moore, OTR/LAssociate-OTAlaskaKim Beran-Shepler, PT, DPT, OCS
Tina Younger, MDAssociate-MedicinePhoenixJulie Manz, PhD, MS, RN
Joanna Stratton, PhD, Licensed Psychologist, LMFT, AAMFTAssociate-Counseling & Family TherapyRegisSarah Lux, PhD
ElissaVer Hey, MSN, CPNP-AC, AGACNP-BCScholar-NursingPhoenixCindy Costanzo, PhD, RN, CNL, FNAP
Courtney Duggan, DNP, RN, FNP-CScholar-NursingRegisAmy McGaha, MD

Congratulations to the 2020-2022 associates and scholars who have completed their projects:

ParticipantProject TypeProject Name
Courtney Duggan, DNP, RN, FNP-CCourse DevelopmentInterprofessional Approaches to Health and Nutrition.
Cary Moore, OTR/LCourse DevelopmentInterdisciplinary Approaches to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorders (FASD): Best Practices in Alaska
Colleen Spellman, OTD, OTR/LResearchExamining Effectiveness of IPE Passport: Are healthcare grads ready to lead?
Joanna Stratton, PhD, LMFT, AAMFT Approved SupervisorCourse DevelopmentInterprofessional Approaches to Health and Nutrition.
Patty Timmons, MSN, RN, CNEclPassport Activity Quality ImprovementHealthcare Providers Who Are We? Passport Activity Update
Elissa Ver Hey, MSN, CPNP-AC, AGACNP-BCTool DevelopmentThe Creation of a Patient-Driven Checklist of Education Topics to Assist Adolescents with Congenital Heart Disease Transition from Pediatrics to Adult Cardiology Care
Tina Younger, MDClinical Practice and Experiential LearningSVDP Medical and Dental Clinic and Creighton University Health Sciences, Collaborative model for Interprofessional educations and patient care

2022-2024 Associates and Scholars and Mentors

Timothy Ivers PharmD, AAHIVP, BSHSAnn Ryan Haddad PharmD
Carrie Bose OTD, OTR/LAnn Ryan Haddad PharmD
Sara Bharwani EdDAmy McGaha MD
Marisa Welch OTD, OTR/L, BCPCourtney Duggan DNP
Lindsay Iverson DNP, APRN, ACNPColleen Spellman OTD
Jane Stein PharmDJulie Manz PhD, MS, RN
Kylie Widhelm OTD, OTR/LJoanna Stratton Ph.D.
Philip Lomneth MDivJenny Jessen EdD, RN, CNOR
Sarah Dahlhauser OTD, OTR/LTina Younger MD
Katie Zander MSN, ARPN, PPCNP-BC/CPNP-ACCary Moore PhD, OTR/L