Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN
Assistant Provost and Director/Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Meg Zomorodi PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN is Assistant Provost for Interprofessional Education and Practice at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and a Professor in the School of Nursing. Dr. Zomorodi received her BSN and PhD from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Nursing, and in 2014 was selected as a Josiah Macy Faculty Scholar. Meg has a passion for nursing education, especially as it relates to interprofessional education and quality and safety. She currently leads the Rural Interprofessional Health Initiative (RIPHI), which is an evidence-based population health course and clinical immersion experience that partners interprofessional student teams with health professionals in rural and underserved communities focused on quality improvement.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The purpose of this lightning talk is to discuss the need for statewide interprofessional education to improve team based health care delivery, facilitate partnership across the health professional schools, strengthen the relationship between state health professions educators and the North Carolina (NC) AHEC program; and share best practices and lessons learned from efforts to be inclusive, gain buy-in, develop structure, and preserve momentum for advancing IPE. With approximately 60 health professions programs in NC and increasing initiatives to incorporate interprofessional training into…
Interprofessional education (IPE) is a key component in health professions education to prepare students for practice. Breaking down barriers and stereotypes about other professions early in a student’s education is important to future team-readiness. While we know that it is important to expose students to IPE early in their curriculum, it can be challenging to identify activities for early program students who have a variety of clinical experiences and expectations. In this “Meet Your Neighbors” (MYN) activity, all first-year pharmacy, medicine, dentistry, and nursing students (n=580)…