Karen Farris, BS, MPA, PhD
Charles R. Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy
University of Michigan
Karen Farris received her BS in pharmacy from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and her doctorate from the University of Michigan, with training in pharmacy health services research. Her research and teaching focus on social theories to examine how individuals manage medications and how pharmacists in oncology and primary care settings influence medication use. She is actively in engaged with IPE research and analysis at the University of Michigan, including two modules in her class and helping to evaluate the impact of introductory IPE offerings.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Learning Objectives: The learner will... Understand details of a specific model for implementation of a patient advisor-centered framework for student IPE learning and evaluation Evaluate the value-added of authentic patient-advisor engagement in IPE learning for students, academic institutions and patients as well as potential barriers Apply this model of patient engagement in IPE to individual systems and settings and leave the session with a beginning plan of next steps for application of this model in their setting/community   Seminar description Existing literature describing…
Background Previous IPE interventions have been limited to one-time/short-term experiences due to the feasibility of planning and cost-effectiveness. Few reports on introductory experiential learning exist leaving questions on the best format and outcome measures; hence, LIFE was developed. LIFE is a virtual longitudinal experiential approach to prepare early learners outside of the classroom with a foundation of the socioecological model(SEM) and social determinants of health(SDH). Learners collaboratively explored the impact of the patient/family’s interface with the health-system and…