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Wednesday, July 9 • 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Single Session #IPE555, AHEC's Role in Implementing Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice Innovations LIMITED

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Session Sponsored by: Maine AHEC Network

This presentation aims to provide participants with an understanding of how the Maine AHEC Network, at program and center levels, has been able to influence and participate in Interprofessional (IP) Education and Practice innovations throughout the State. The presentation includes an overview of Maine AHEC Networks IP activities and describes specific examples of collaboratively developed IP education and training programs as well as evaluation tools being piloted to assess impact. 

Lead Presenter

Kira Rodriguez

Maine AHEC/University of New England
Kira Rodriguez, MHS, is a Research Associate & Adjunct Faculty at the University of New England’s School of Community and Population Health.  As a member of the Center’s professional research and consulting staff, Ms. Rodriguez is responsible for the design, implementation and analysis of assessment and evaluation research.  Ms. Rodriguez received her BA from Brown University and a Masters in Health Science from Johns... Read More →


Sarah Dubay, M.Ed, MMEL

Director, Eastern Maine AHEC/Penobscot Community Health Care
Sarah Dubay, M.Ed, MMEL, is the Director of the Eastern Maine Area Health Education Center (AHEC) and is committed to the continued curricular development of rural, community-based medical education in Maine. She also serves as the Director of Communications for Penobscot Community Health Care and is responsible for marketing, external and internal communications, community outreach, and Community Health Corps.  She is a graduate of the... Read More →

Shelley Cohen Konrad, PdD, LCSW

Shelley Cohen-Konrad, PhD, LCSW is an associate professor at UNE’s School of Social Work and director of UNE's Interprofessional Education initiatives. She’s a national and global advocate for interprofessional academic and clinical practice education with a focus on person-centered care. Shelley is widely published and serves on the board of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative, as associate editor of the Journal of... Read More →

Karen O'Rourke, MPH

Director, University of New England/Maine AHEC
Karen O’Rourke, MPH, is the Director of the Maine AHEC Network and Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of New England’s School of Community and Population Health.  At UNE her other responsibilities include public health workforce training and until recently, coordinating the practical experience course for MPH students. Karen has also spent the past 14 years on obesity policy work with statewide partners. She... Read More →

MaryFrances Smith

Program Manager, Maine AHEC Network/University of New England
Maryfrances Smith is the Program Manager of the Maine AHEC Network at the University of New England. Since 2005 she has been an integral part of the AHEC Program Office placing third year UNECOM medical students on their Community Health Rotations, developing and presenting pipeline activities and having responsibility for administrative management of the Program Office. She is involved directly with UNE’s first Interprofessional Rotation... Read More →

Wednesday July 9, 2014 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Sharon Room

Attendees (31)