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Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care


Interprofessional education (IPE) is individuals from two or more professions learning about, from, and with each other in order to improve the health of patients and communities. IPE is necessary to increase IPP and has become an area of emphasis for all educational programs in the health professions.

The mission of the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care is to improve health through collaboration by:

  1. Implementing interprofessional models of care that advance patient and population health,
  2. Promoting research-driven innovations in interprofessional education and practice, and
  3. Educating students and practitioners to lead in an evolving interprofessional health care environment.

Associate Vice President for Health Sciences, Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care

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Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A.

Assistant Vice President, Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care
Professor, Internal Medicine

Alan Dow, M.D., M.S.H.A. is Assistant Vice President of Health Sciences for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at Virginia Commonwealth University. He oversees the creation, implementation, and dissemination of research, education, and clinical programs designed to enhance collaborative practice and improve patient outcomes. He also directs the Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care at VCU and is responsible for developing, implementing, and studying initiatives in interprofessional education and collaborative practice across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Dentistry, Allied Health, and Social Work, VCU Health System and the surrounding community.

Phone: (804) 828-0180
Email: alan.dow@vcuhealth.org

Team

Elizabeth Micalizzi, MBA, PMP, CCRP

Director, Strategic Projects and Integrated Technology, Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences
and Administrative Director, Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaboration

Elizabeth Micalizzi, MBA, PMP, CCRP is the Director of Strategic Projects and Integrated Technology in the Office of the Vice President for Health Sciences, and the Administrative Director for the VCU Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care.  Ms. Micalizzi brings almost 20 years professional history in the academic medical center in undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education, instructional development, multi-media design, as well as complex project management in health sciences and integrated techhnology in clinical research.

Phone: (804) 827-9964
Email: eamicalizzi@vcu.edu