Sabina Kupershmidt, PhD
Assistant Professor
University of South Dakota
Dr. Kupershmidt has been an Assistant Professor at USD in the School of Health Sciences (SHS) and Nursing since November 2015. In October 2018, I was appointed chair of the Interprofessional Health and Education Center (IHEC) where she plans, organizes and evaluates student and faculty IPE activities. In June 2020, she will assume a position as the Interim Program Director for the Ph.D. in Health Sciences program. Her qualifications include a professional career that spans from Principal Investigator of a federally funded biomedical research lab, to research administration and private business.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Complexity of the healthcare system continues to grow, in part due to the multifaceted approaches among various health professionals, the need for preventative and health management efforts, and an increased emphasis on clinical and community-based services. Breakdown in communication can have negative implications on health outcomes. The public seeks highly coordinated and effective healthcare teams who communicate to provide the best possible outcomes responsive to critical health issues. Interprofessional education (IPE) experiences, as described in this session, help ensure health…
Background: In this synchronous learning activity students from 6 professions in the SHS at a university in the Upper Midwest were asked to devise a mitigation strategy for a SARS-COV-2 outbreak. Due to policy restrictions, this Interprofessional team activity had to be delivered remotely. Problem Statement: In order to minimize morbidity and mortality as well as social and economic impacts of SARS-COV-2/COVID-19, students working as interprofessional teams in the USD SHS were asked to devise a community mitigation strategy. Aims: 1. Work as a healthcare team that interacts remotely to…