Gail Jensen, PhD, PT, FNAP, FAPTA
Vice Provost, Learning and Assessment, Professor of Physical Therapy
Creighton University
Dr. Jensen is, Vice Provost for Learning and Assessment, Professor of Physical Therapy, and Interim Director for the Center for Interprofessional Practice, Education, and Research at Creighton University. She is known nationally and internationally for scholarly contributions in expert practice, clinical reasoning, professional ethics, and interprofessional education. She has served as the Chair of the American Interprofessional Health Collaborative (AIHC), member of the Advisory Board, and currently is a member of the scholarship committee. Dr. Jensen is a Distinguished Scholar fellow in the Physical Therapy Academy- National Academies of Practice and a past recipient of NAP’s Nicholas Cumming Award.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

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…
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…
Facilitator:  Christine Arenson, MD, Co-Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education   It is a bold vision to consider how to redesign healthcare to meet the changing needs of society, including increasingly complex care that is influenced by social determinants of health, health equity and systemic racism. Yet, courageous leaders across healthcare are doing just that – exploring how to adjust the direction and trajectory of their professions to move forward in meaningful ways to deliver high quality primary care to every American. During this plenary,…
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…