NYC IPE eventDean Grover “Cleve” Gilmore, PhD, and alumna Alene Anne Hokenstad (MSSA, 1990) will be participating in panel discussion in New York City hosted by CWRU President Barbara R. Snyder. “The Future of Patient Care: Preparing Healthcare for a New Model” will take place on Tuesday, April 15, at 6pm in New York City and feature discoveries and insights from CWRU’s health sciences deans and other national leaders. To RSVP, visit casemed.case.edu/alumni/IPE.html.

The “Leadership” panel discussion addressing how Case Western Reserve is poised to lead the healthcare transformation will be moderated by George Thibault, President of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation and will include Dean Gilmore. The “Healing” panel will address healthcare and the future patient and will include Alene Anne Hokenstad, who earned her MSSA from the Mandel School in 1990 and is now Senior Director at IPRO, a national organization providing a full spectrum of healthcare assessment and improvement services.

At Case Western Reserve, students in the schools of medicine,  dental medicine, social work, and nursing are prepared to become practice-ready healthcare providers through a unique model of interprofessional learning. Now in its fourth year, The Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Development (I-LEAD) Program provides students with collaborative, small-group learning opportunities that are woven throughout each school’s curriculum. With the support of the Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation, the approach is yielding powerful results: a student-run free clinic that now includes social work students from the Mandel School, a foot clinic for homeless Clevelanders, hypertension and obesity screenings at an urban elementary school, a public library for health literacy and more.

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