LINC Didactic IPE Initiative
The LINC Didactic IPE Initiative resides within the LINC Faculty Council. This working group is dedicated to understanding and advancing IPE activities that take place in classroom setting (including online) as part of formal curricula. Didactic IPE activities lead to a formal transcript designation; for example, as a required educational experience during a credit-bearing course. This Initiative’s signature program is the LINC Common IPE Experience. Annually, the Leader of the LINC Didactic IPE Initiative and the LINC Director collaborate to develop charges to guide Initiative efforts and maximize contributions to the QEP.
Fiscal Year 2023 Charges
Revise content, scheduling, implementation processes/procedures and evaluations for the Fall 2022 LINC Common IPE Experience based on program evaluation data collected, and stakeholder feedback obtained, from the Fall 2021 LINC Common IPE Experience.
Publish, in a peer-reviewed journal, results from the Fall 2021 LINC Common IPE Experience.
Submit at least one national peer-reviewed poster or podium presentation based on outcomes from the Fall 2022 LINC Common IPE Experience.
Submit for publication, in a peer-reviewed journal, results from the Fall 2022 LINC Common IPE Experience.
Working in collaboration with the Leader of the LINC Faculty & Staff Development Initiative, contribute didactic IPE expertise to the creation of workshops aimed at improving the IPE knowledge and skills of UT Health San Antonio employees and their attempts to increase quality IPE opportunities for students.
Collaborate with the LINC Library Liaison to explore the possibility of incorporating classroom-based IPE into the article library collection.
Submit at least one proposal for extramural funding to support the LINC Didactic IPE Initiative’s efforts to develop high-quality didactic IPE.
Contributions to Collaborative Scholarship
Click here to view a summary of scholarly dissemination products from the LINC Didactic IPE Initiative.
Meredith Quinene, D.H.Sc., M.P.A.S., PA-C
Leader, LINC Didactic IPE Initiative
Associate Professor, School of Health Professions
Bobby Belarmino, PT, D.P.T., Ph.D., CCS
Assistant Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
School of Health Professions
Noorpreet Kaur, B.D.S., M.P.H.
Assistant Professor, Comprehensive Dentistry
School of Dentistry
Daniel Saenz, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/Clinical, Department of Radiation Oncology
Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
Sadie Trammell Velasquez, M.D., FACP
Associate Professor/Clinical, Department of Medicine, Division of General & Hospital Medicine
Long School of Medicine
Dr. Velásquez is board-certified in internal medicine and obesity medicine. After working in hospital medicine for 10 years, she developed and opened a new collaborative weight management clinic in the South TX Veterans Healthcare System in 2021, where she currently practices clinically.
Cynthia L. Wall, Ph.D., M.S.N., APRN, PCNS-BC, CNE
Associate Professor/Clinical, Office for Faculty Excellence
School of Nursing
Dr. Wall has a broad background in nursing and as an Advanced Practice Nurse (Clinical Nurse Specialist) developed several interdisciplinary (early career) and interprofessional teams for collaborative team patient-centered care. She was a pioneer in development of the first two hospital-based Interprofessional Pediatric Transport Teams in San Antonio in 1993 and 1996, as well as the first interprofessional Inpatient Pediatric Palliative Care Service in Methodist Children’s Hospital in San Antonio in 2003. She currently serves as a leader on the inaugural UT Health SA, School of Nursing Committee on Interprofessional Education, the UT Health SA LINC Didactic IPE committee and collaborates on the Common IPE Experience.
We are grateful for the hard work and dedication of the LINC Didactic IPE Initiative’s inaugural Leader, Lark Ford, Ph.D., M.A., M.S.N., RN, Associate Professor/Clinical, who represented the School of Nursing on the LINC Faculty Council from 2018-2021.
We would also like to recognize and thank the following past members of the LINC Didactic IPE Initiative (listed alphabetically by last name): Braulio Amezaga, Audio Visual Technician-Intermediate, Center for Simulation Innovation, School of Nursing (2019-2021); Leticia Bland, D.H.Sc., M.P.A.S., PA-C, Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies Department, School of Health Professions (2019-2021); James Cleveland, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, Director, Center for Simulation Innovation, School of Nursing (2019-2021); Diane Ferguson, B.S.N, RN, Director, HEB Clinical Skills Center, Long School of Medicine (2019-2021); Wesley Richardson, Ph.D., M.S.N., RN, CNL, Assistant Professor/Clinical, School of Nursing (2019-2021); Emme Lopez, MLS, Library Liaison (2019-2020); Rebecca Ajtai, MLIS, Library Liaison (2019-2020); and Kelly Lemke, D.D.S, M.S., Director of Admissions and Assistant Professor/Clinical, School of Dentistry (2019-2022).