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Our Grantees

Across the Foundation’s priority areas, our grantees are working to improve the health of the public through innovative research and programs.  The Foundation awards up to 40 grants on a rotating schedule each year.

Interprofessional Learning Exchange and Practice (I-LEAP)

Theme: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

Institution: Case Western Reserve University

Grant Type: Board Grant

Award Amount: $628,131

Grant Awarded: May 2016

Principal Investigator: Ellen Luebbers, MD

Building on the success of the I-LEAD project, this initiative will bring together the health professions schools (medicine and physician assistant, dentistry, nursing, and applied social sciences) and three clinical practices in an interprofessional clinical education program (I-LEAP). The goal of I-LEAP will be to refine, implement and test a scalable model for interprofessional clinical education that will: 1) enhance student knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors regarding collaborative care; 2) prepare faculty to facilitate learning experiences that promote interprofessional collaboration; 3) create opportunities for student teams to provide added value to clinical partners, patients and population health; 4) develop an understanding of clinical site components that enhance interprofessional learning; and 5) inform and enhance existing curricula and interprofessional initiatives with the goal of training all students within a collaborative education model that leads to successful practitioners working within a model of collaborative care.