Andrea Pfeifle, EdD, PT, FNAP
Associate Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education
The Ohio State University and Ohio State Wexner Medical Center
Andrea L. Pfeifle, EdD, PT, FNAP is the Associate Vice Chancellor for Interprofessional Practice and Education at the Ohio State University and Wexner Medical Center and Professor of Family and Community Medicine. She is the Past-Chair of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative Board of Directors, the Incoming President of the National Academies of Practice, past-Chair of the National Academies of Practice Physical Therapy Academy, and a member of the Interprofessional Education Collaborative Expert Panel, Leveraging the IPEC Competency Framework to Transform Health Professions Education. Interprofessional practice and education are her passions and the foci of her work.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Objectives Describe effective strategies and key challenges for engaging senior leaders in interprofessional practice and education (IPE) as a priority organizational change initiative. Personally apply specific knowledge and skills to address these challenges, enabling successful development, integration, deployment and sustainability of IPE strategic initiatives. Engaging senior leaders is critical for successful IPE. But attracting and holding their attention requires intentional, streamlined, focused communication, and political savvy. Using issue selling as a framework, two…
An interprofessional team of faculty, staff and students created a longitudinal exercise entitled, “Personal and Collective Responsibility for Health Equity: Anti-Racism in Action” involving second year learners from seven Ohio State health sciences colleges. Learning objectives included the following: three IPEC sub-competencies (Values and Ethics, Interprofessional Communication, and Roles and Responsibilities) and two objectives differentiating types of racism and identifying impacts of racism on wellbeing and health care delivery. Over five weeks, students completed two assigned modules…
Master adaptive learning has been adopted as a conceptual underpinning for professional development and continuous lifelong learning. The ability to adapt expertise to routine and uncommon situation is essential in all the health professions. Master adaptive learning encourages agility and creativity and provides ways to do this across the continuum of learning and clinical situations. To date, however, the concepts and strategies associated with master adaptive learning have been applied primarily at the level of individual learner. This seminar explores how elements critical in developing…
To provide a community-based interprofessional education experience, we designed a pilot program centered on increasing digital health literacy among a group of older adults who served as Community Mentors (CM) to various health profession students. Digital literacy is the ability to seek, find, understand, and appraise health information from electronic sources. Studies show less than half of individuals are connected through reliable technology to broadband and even those who are connected may lack the knowledge or skills to seek, find, understand and appraise accuracy of information. This…
Learning Objectives: After participating in this seminar, learners will be able to: Describe the heterogeneity of US IPE program organizational structure, resources, and relationships across IPE programs. Describe relevant strategies for using the information obtained from this survey. Identify aspects of IPE program organizational structure and resources that are potentially being impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic. Discuss recommendations for future national surveys of IPE programs.   NEXUS Summit Theme and Subtheme to be addressed: To understand the current status of IPE program…
We are all working hard, both individually and collectively, to improve interprofessional practice and education. However, despite best efforts, progress is slow, and outcomes remain variable. Collaborative scholarship provides opportunities to widen access to a greater number of techniques used for research and more efficient learning, brings more experience to bear upon a problem/issue, and promotes creativity and effective problem-solving. This session is an introduction to IPECP collaborative scholarship and will emphasize enablers of IPECP collaborative scholarship, provide an…
Bringing an interprofessional team together to successfully complete a research project will put your leadership and mentoring skills to the test. This intermediate/advanced seminar will provide a brief overview of collaborative scholarship, identify gaps within knowledge and practice in IPECP, discuss strategies for successful collaborations, and develop potential opportunities for IP collaborative scholarship partnerships.   After attending this seminar, participants will be able to: Discuss in the current environment what research gaps exist, particularly between knowledge and…
Peer review has been identified as a critical element of the publication process. (JF Polak, 1995). However, the continued growth of scientific submissions puts an increasing burden on the demand for peer review (M. Kovanis etal., 2016). Reviewer fatigue has become evident in trying to meet the review demands(C. Fox et al., 2017). It is therefore critical that new manuscript reviewers are trained to add diversity to the mix of reviewers and increase the number of skilled reviewers to reduce the burden and control burnout of current reviewers. Reviewer development and mentorship comes in many…
Peer review has been identified as a critical element of the publication process. (JF Polak, 1995). However, the continued growth of scientific submissions puts an increasing burden on the demand for peer review (M. Kovanis etal., 2016). Reviewer fatigue has become evident in trying to meet the review demands(C. Fox et al., 2017). It is therefore critical that new manuscript reviewers are trained to add diversity to the mix of reviewers and increase the number of skilled reviewers to reduce the burden and control burnout of current reviewers.   Reviewer development and mentorship comes in…