Vani Patterson, MPH
Assistant Director, Center for Interprofessional Education
University of Michigan
Vani Patterson earned a Masters of Public Health from the University of Michigan with a focus on Environmental Health Sciences and Human Nutrition. Her early career spanned politics in Washington, D.C. to community nutrition in Detroit. When she returned to the University of Michigan, she joined Michigan Medicine’s Adolescent Health Initiative to provide consultation to health care teams across the country to improve patient-centered care for adolescents. In witnessing the quick and profound impact of collaborative care in the practice setting, Ms. Patterson was drawn to the work of the Center for IPE where she now serves as the Assistant Director. Her current interests are in transforming the education of pre-health professionals to embed the culture and expectation of collaborative care within each graduate before they enter the health care field.

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 IPE…
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…