Lauren Alexander, SPT
Duke University Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Lauren is a 3rd-year DPT Student at Duke University. Lauren enjoys her roles as PRIDE club leader, student director of Cultural Determinants of Health and Health Disparities, student ambassador for Physical Therapy Moves Me, and member of Diversity Equity and Inclusion project team through the APTA. Lauren works with other healthcare students in North Carolina through Future Clinician Leaders College to investigate vaccine hesitancy and the impact of our nation's history on equity of access to healthcare in rural communities. Finally, Lauren enjoys working with healthcare colleagues in IPEC to inform on social events and curricular opportunities between all programs.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Interprofessional Social Events in the Era of COVID-19: The Impact of an Virtual Trivia Night on Incoming & Current Students’ Connection, Communication, and Learning
In fall of 2020, the Duke University IPE Center created the inaugural Student Advisory Committee (SAC). Based on a needs assessment showing that students were lacking traditional social interaction and typical interprofessional exposure due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the SAC social events subcommittee planned an event for students to interact in a safe and engaging environment: ‘IPEC Trivia Night.’The event was hosted via Zoom for one hour on a weekday evening. Prior to the event, incoming and current students of Duke’s MD, DPT, DNP, OTD, Ph.D, ASBN, and MSN programs were emailed information…