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The Center for Interprofessional Health Education

Welcome to the University of Kentucky Center for Interprofessional Health Education. With partners including the Colleges of Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health, Social Work and Communication and Information, our center is devoted to facilitating the design, implementation and evaluation of interprofessional education experiences for students and providing professional development in the arena of interprofessional education for faculty. We do this to ensure team-ready graduates who are well prepared to enter a rapidly changing health care delivery system in which emerging models of collaborative heath care are the rule.

James C. Norton, Center Director

For much of my academic career I've been in leadership positions that serviced the needs of multiple professions, the AHEC Program being a good example. As such, it was my good fortune to be asked by the Provost to head this Center following the departure of our first Director, Dr. Andrea Pfeifle. I was very happy and honored to accept. I believe we are embarked on important and innovative work in promoting IPE at the University of Kentucky, and it is a privilege to play a role in moving that agenda forward. If you have an interest in IPE, I am very happy to talk to you about it and you can contact me here. Thank you for visiting.