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Crosby Lecture Series to host Dr. Brenda Zierler

Posted by Samantha McClintock on Thu, Apr 4, 2013 @ 13:04 PM

BrendaZierlerThe Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Lecture Series will host Dr. Brenda K. Zierler Thursday, April 18 at 7:30 p.m. in the Goodwin Performing Arts Center. Admission is free and the public is cordially invited to attend.  

Zierler will present “Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice” and will discuss changing the way health professional students are educated for the 21st century.

Her research explores the relationships between the delivery of health care and outcomes—at both the patient and system level. As Co-Principal Investigator with Dr. Brian Ross of a Macy Foundation-funded study, Zierler and Ross lead a group of interprofessional faculty and students in the development of a simulation-based, team training program to improve collaborative interprofessional communication both within teams and with patients.

Zierler is also the co-principal investigator with Dr. Leslie Hall of a second Josiah Macy Foundation grant focused on faculty development for interprofessional education and collaborative practice. She currently leads two Human Resources Service Administration  training grants - one focusing on faculty development in the use of technology across a five-state collaborative and the second grant focusing on technology enhanced interprofessional education for advanced practice students.  

The Glenn A. and Jane L. Crosby Lectures, funded by 1950 Magna Cum Laude graduates of Waynesburg University, Glenn A. and Jane Lichtenfels Crosby, bring to the University visiting scholars who are distinguished in their disciplines.

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