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Volume 6 | Issue 4 | April 2016

National Interprofessional Health Care Month
The National Academies of Practice (NAP) encourages interprofessional cooperation and collaboration in health care during the month of April for National Interprofessional Health Care Month! In celebration of the month, the Medical Library has gathered a number of resources related to interprofessional health and education. 

Resources for Interprofessional Health Care
and Education:

> Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative's Inventory of Quantitative Tools Measuring Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Outcomes - 2012 report reviews the quantitative tools available for assessing IPE activities.

> Center for the Advancement of Interprofessional Education (CAIPE) - founded in 1987, CAIPE provides resources, tools, publications, news and more on IPE.

> Effective Interprofessional Education: Argument, Assumption, and Evidence (2005). Available on Kresge Library 3rd Floor, R 834 .E355 2005

> Effective Interprofessional Education: Development, Delivery and Evaluation (2005). Available on
Kresge Library 3rd Floor,
R 834 .E3552 2005

> Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) - a group of major professional education associations (including the AAMC) who have come together to promote IPE through shared resources and funding. Check out their report on
Core Competencies for Interprofessional Education (2011)

> Journal of Interprofessional Care (1999 - )

> Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice (2015 - )

> MedEdPORTAL's Interprofessional Education Portal - sub-collection of educational resources specifically related to IPE within MedEdPORTAL.

> National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education - based at The University of Minnesota, the center provides evidence, education, and resources for interprofessional education and practice.

Also check out this recent publication from some of our OUWB faculty: Joyce B, Afonso N, Stefaniak J, Lucia V and Swanberg S (2015). "Breaking down silos: Curriculum design for interprofessional education in the preclinical health sciences," In Halupa C (ed), Transformative Curriculum Design in Health Sciences Education. Hershey, PA: IGI Global. pp: 159-193. Available on Kresge Library 3rd Floor, R 735 .T73 2015.

Student Corner 
Mobile Apps Fair in May! Join the Medical Library for our annual mobile apps fair on Tuesday, May 24 from 11:30am - 12:30pm in the hallway outside of the Student Lounge! Stop by our table to download the essential clerkship apps to your mobile devices, including clinical information resources to use at the point-of-care, drug information resources, notetaking apps, and more!
No RSVP required...just stop on by! Interested M1s are also welcome!

Faculty Corner 
Faculty Brown Bag Series Our 2016 faculty development series concludes in June! Each session will be held on Oakland's campus in Room 478 O'Dowd Hall from 12:00 - 1:00pm. Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to attend. Please feel free to bring your lunch! Our next session will be:
  • Wednesday, June 15: Open Data - Locating Datasets & Publishing Data as Scholarly Activity This session will reveal the latest trends in the open research data movement including: key resources for locating existing data sets and how published data sets are emerging as accepted scholarly activity.

MedEdPORTAL Workshops during Medical Education Week Join Dr. Misa Mi at various locations to get an introduction to MedEdPORTAL, the leading publisher of peer-reviewed educational materials in medical education! The workshop will be offered at various Beaumont locations and on Oakland's campus.

MedEdPORTAL: Accessing & Publishing Medical Educational Resources

  • Thursday, May 26, 11:30am - 1:00pm at Beaumont Royal Oak, CEME Consultation Room
  • Thursday, May 26, 4:00 - 5:30pm at Beaumont Troy, Classroom 5
  • Friday, June 3, 12:00 - 1:30pm at Beaumont Grosse Pointe, Connelly Auditorium
  • Friday, June 17, 11:30am - 1:00pm at OUWB, 478 O'Dowd
If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

OUWB Publications

Dereski M, Engwall K. Tips for Effectively Presenting Your Research via Slide Presentation. MedEdPORTAL Publications; 2016. (Dr. Mary Dereski is Associate Professor in the Department of Biomedical Sciences at OUWB; Keith Engwall is Assistant Professor, Web and Emerging Technologies Librarian at OUWB)

Heintzman J, Bailey SR, DeVoe J, Cowburn S, Kapka T, Duong TV, Marino M. In Low-Income Latino Patients, Post-Affordable Care Act Insurance Disparities May Be Reduced Even More than Broader National Estimates: Evidence from Oregon. J Racial Ethn Health Disparities. 2016 Apr 22. [ePub ahead of print] (Truc-Vi Duong is an MD Candidate in the Class of 2018 at OUWB)

Rohde RS, Wolf JM, Adams JE. Where Are the Women in Orthopaedic Surgery? Clin Orthop Relat Res. 2016 [ePub ahead of print] (Dr. Rachel Rohde specializes in orthopaedic surgery and is Associate Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at OUWB)

New Tool: Mapping Medicare Disparities
The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) recently released a new data tool, the Mapping Medicare Disparities (MMD) Tool, to aid in measuring and comparing health outcomes data for 18 different chronic conditions.

Specific data points include: disease prevalence, costs, hospitalization, emergency department utilization, readmissions rates, and mortality. The tool currently covers data from 2012 - 2014 and can be narrowed by county or state.

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