Sarah Garber, PhD
Professor and Director of Interprofessional Studies
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Sarah Garber, PhD, is currently the Director of Interprofessional Studies and Professor in the College of Pharmacy, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science. Dr. Garber received her Bachelor‘s degree in Biology and Chemistry from Barnard College, her PhD in Biochemistry from Brandeis University followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at Stanford University. Dr. Garber is committed to promoting interprofessional student and faculty involvement in biomedical research, scholarship, education and assessment.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The University of New England and Rosalind Franklin University of Medical Sciences collaborated on a longitudinal co-curricular immersive telehealth experience via Zoom that ran from September 2020 through March 2021. Ten interprofessional (IP) student groups, comprised of 10 different professions took part in training sessions for motivational interviewing and telehealth before the simulation. Health professions faculty facilitated the interprofessional teams of students, representing 10 different professions (Allopathic and Osteopathic Medicine, Dental Medicine, Dental Hygiene, Nursing,…
The interprofessional team immersion (IPTI) is a longitudinal, curricular program that provides interactive and cross-professional learning experiences. Learning objectives are aligned with behaviors identified in the core competencies for interprofessional collaborative practice and aim to increase students' understanding of each other's roles and responsibilities, apply teamwork principles and refine communication skills for person-centered care. The in-person IPTI instructional format included a team-building exercise, case-based learning, and simulation. The global coronavirus pandemic…