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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.

Transforming the High Functioning Care Team into an Interprofessional Education Team

Theme: Interprofessional Education and Teamwork

Institution: Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine

Grant Type: Board Grant

Award Amount: $299,272

Grant Awarded: October 2017

Principal Investigator: Leanne Chrisman-Khawam, MD; Isaac Kirstein, DO (co-Principal Investigator)

Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine, in partnership with the Cleveland Clinic, has developed an accelerated family medicine curriculum, to begin in 2018, which will allow learners to complete undergraduate and graduate medical education in six years. During undergraduate education, the family medicine learners will be embedded in an interprofessional practice team at one clinic. In preparation for the new curriculum, this grant will enable interprofessional faculty to be trained in better teaching practices, including better assessment and feedback. In addition, the College will develop faculty to work with students to enable them to do population-based quality improvement work. These Master Educators will train others and foster the sustainability and spread of the accelerated curriculum within the Ohio University-Cleveland Clinic sites.