Ruby Sharif-Sandel, M.D., PhD.
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center
Ruby Sharif-Sandel, M.D., PhD., is a Physician-Scientist, trained in surgical pathology with a Master’s degree in Radiation Cancer Biology and Oncology from Colorado State University and a recent Doctoral degree in Cell Biology from the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. Her work with collaborative practice involves medical team training and evaluation, data collection and analysis, and simulation in health care, as well as research. Her scholarly interests focus on the interface among research, education, and clinical effective Interprofessional and Interdisciplinary practices.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The success of our programming has been tied to the support of our institutional leadership. As a comprehensive academic health center with almost thirty participating programs, reliance on grassroots programming led by IPE champions was not sustainable. It was only with the support of our Chief Academic Officer that our interprofessional programming significantly matured. Improvements seen include establishment of the Office of Interdisciplinary Programs under the Vice Provost, access to funding through the establishment of a mandatory fee, and appointment of staff FTE in addition to faculty…