Health Sciences Innovation Fund
In support of UB’s nationally recognized Interprofessional Education Program
Nearly 400 first-year health professions students at UB learned a vital skill by participating in a game called “Friday Night at the ER.” UB’s Office of Interprofessional Education (IPE) held this session of the game at Hayes Hall in October 2021. Patricia Ohtake, assistant vice president for interprofessional education, introduced the game as well as helped students.
A priority at UB -has been the creation and continued growth of an Academic Health Center. Through interdisciplinary initiatives such as interprofessional education, UB is establishing itself as a leader in creating exciting new teaching and learning experiences for its faculty and students.
Our Interprofessional Education program brings over 2500 health professions students to work in a collaborative, team environment and provide highly effective patient- and population-centered care. Programs include Friday Nights at ER (pictured above), IPE Day, Faculty trainings, Virtual Escape rooms, Simulation events, and much more.
Interprofessional teams enhance the quality of patient care, lower healthcare costs, decrease patients' length of stay, and reduce medical errors. Patients receive safer, high-quality care when health professionals work effectively in a team, communicate productively, and understand each other's roles.
Your support of a vibrant Interprofessional Education Program at UB will seed future initiatives and put our students on the path to being effective, well-rounded health care practitioners and leaders. Sustaining this program will help us to enhance and expand our ability to teach and train our health professions’ students to work in a collaborative, team environment. In return, patients receive safer, higher quality care when health professionals work effectively in a team, communicate productively and understand each other's roles.