Brian Cross, PharmD, BCACP, CDE
Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Director of IPE
East Tennessee State University, College of Pharmacy
Dr. Cross is an Associate Professor and Vice-Chair for the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Director for Interprofessional Education at the Academic Health Sciences Center at East Tennessee State University. He has practiced in the Indian Health Service, the VA Health System, Endocrinology and Cardiology, Academic Practices, and Multispecialty Private Practice Medical Groups creating new clinical practices in all of these arenas including establishing prescribing authority, developing collaborative practice, and setting up mechanisms for reimbursement. He has been awarded many teaching awards from the colleges of pharmacy and medicine and was inducted into Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

A standard model of leadership for interprofessional engagement, whether educational or practice based, has not been well defined. Various models of leadership have been suggested as the prototype for interprofessional engagement including transformational, collaborative, shared, collective, and team-based leadership. Servant leadership has been suggested as an appropriate model for interprofessional engagement by some; however, this model has been less widely explored as a viable model. This lightening talk will focus on the mapping of IPE competencies to the Seven Pillars of Servant…
Health care professionals’ education is available using technology that allows learning to occur virtually. In the online environment, learners may not live in the same location, which is challenging for interprofessional education. As an academic health science center that includes five colleges, three of our colleges offer graduate and undergraduate programs 100% online. To meet accreditation standards with online education, innovation is key. In order to meet the needs of online programs, an interprofessional team representing four colleges led the development of an innovative online…