Amanda Gabbard, MS
Program Coordinator/Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Amanda Gabbard M.S. is the Program Coordinator for the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She received her Bachelor of Science in Recreation and Sports Management/Recreation Therapy from Indiana State University and Master of Science in Student Affairs in Higher Education at Missouri State University. With 8 years of experience in community engagement in higher education, she currently coordinates logistics for the Rural Interprofessional Longitudinal Scholars Program (RIPLS) and the Carolina Covid-19 Student Services Corps within the Office of IPEP.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Better Together—but 6 Feet Apart! the Carolina Covid Student Services Corps (Carolina CSSC): An Interprofessional Response to the Covid Pandemic
This lightening talk will highlight the best ways a community and academic institution can come together to address a health need. In 2020, when the COVID-19 pandemic halted all health professional clinical experiences, a service learning elective opportunity was created for UNC-Chapel Hill medical students to support front line personnel. As needs across North Carolina grew, student leaders from the School of Medicine partnered with the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice to form The Carolina COVID-19 Student Service Corps (CSSC). Adapted from the Columbia University’s COVID-…