Janna Lesser, PhD, RN, FAAN
Professor Tenured
University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
Janna Lesser, PhD, RN, FAAN, a tenured Professor in the UT Health San Antonio School of Nursing, leads the South Texas Area Health Education Program (ST-AHEC ) and the Center for Community-Based Health Promotion with Women and Children (CBHP). The ST-AHEC brings community members, health care providers and researchers together to work to improve the health of communities, delivery of health care, diversity among health care providers and education for residents living within five multi-county regions in South Texas. The CBHP provides an interprofessional framework for community groups to learn how to solve the community problems that they identify.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is committed to advancing interprofessional education (IPE). This effort is best demonstrated through our Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), Linking Interprofessional Networks for Collaboration (LINC). The QEP involves all schools (dentistry, graduate biomedical sciences, health professions, medicine, and nursing) and is required for institutional accreditation. The primary goals of the QEP include increasing campus-wide IPE knowledge and skills, integration of IPE activities into programs’ curricula, and increasing opportunities for…