Melissa Gross, PhD
Arthur F. Thurnau Professor, Associate Professor of Movement Science
University of Michigan
Dr. Gross earned a PhD in Kinesiology at UCLA and completed postdoctoral work at the Palo Alto VA Medical Center. At the University of Michigan, she teaches classes in anatomy and biomechanics where she seeks to engage students with authentic learning experiences. Her interest in student success extends to interprofessional education, and she collaborates with other health science faculty at U-M to create online IPE experiences. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the U-M Center for IPE and serves as the Faculty Director of the U-M Women in Science and Engineering Program.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The impact of introductory experiences on student attitudes about IPE has been demonstrated in a variety of institutional settings and health science professions. Typically, the effectiveness of IPE experiences has been assessed within a single cohort. The aim of this study was to investigate the potential effect of cohort on student attitudes about IPE following an online introductory IPE course delivered to different student cohorts.  At the University of Michigan, an introductory online IPE course was delivered to students in 10 health science schools in Fall 2018 (n=993) and Fall 2019 (n…
The health science schools at the University of Michigan (U-M) have devoted considerable effort towards developing interprofessional education (IPE) offerings administered through the U-M Center for IPE to enable our student learners to learn about, from, and with each other so they are better prepared to achieve the quadruple aims in healthcare. As the number of IPE offerings has expanded, it has become increasingly challenging to manage information about our IPE offerings such as the type of experience offered, student learners involved, and IPE competencies addressed. Further, the…