Jaime Maerten-Rivera, PhD
Director of Assessment
University at Buffalo
Jaime Maerten-Rivera received both an MS and PhD in Educational Research, Measurement and Evaluation. She has worked in this area for many years and is currently the Director of Assessment at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences. In this position she develops measurement instruments, collects and analyzes data, and assists in obtaining grants in order to improve instruction and outcomes and ensure that accreditation requirements are met. She has published a number of manuscripts and participated in conference presentations related to assessment of pharmacy education. These papers covered a variety of topics including, assessment of co-curriculum, interprofessional education (IPE) activities, advisement, PCOA and NAPLEX, the culture of assessment, and innovative teaching approaches. A number of these research initiatives, were a result of working groups. She wrecently led a group examining how co-curriculum is being implemented by ACPE accredited programs. She has taken on leadership roles in other work-related areas, including on the Co-Curriculum Committee at her School, and as a representative to the University’s Professional Staff Senate. She believes that programming and the use of collaborative work groups.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Helping students to develop creative problem-solving skills and to work with other professions to come up with novel solutions is a key part of interprofessional collaboration (IPC). Innovation sprints are considered to be a novel pedagogy where small, diverse groups of students gather to find innovative solutions to problems within a given field. At the University at Buffalo Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) and Master of Public Health (MPH) students worked together to address the problem of medication adherence among low-income patients using an innovation sprint. A total of 133 students…