Sharon Lanning, DDS
Virginia Commonwealth University
Sharon Lanning, DDS, is a professor at Virginia Commonwealth University in the School of Dentistry, Interim Chair, Department of Periodontics, and Core Faculty, Center for Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Care. She serves on VCU Center’s Advisory Board and served as the Course Director for a campus-wide foundational IPE course for multiple years. Dr. Lanning is a published author of peer-reviewed journals focusing on higher and health science education. Dr. Lanning has presented at a number of annual conferences including the American Academy of Periodontology, American Dental Education Association, and All Together Better Health.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The Commission on Dental Accreditation standards require that dental and dental hygiene learners participate in interprofessional education (IPE) during their academic training. IPE is an integral step towards developing practitioners who understand their own roles, the roles of other health professionals, and who can effectively communicate and collaborate with other providers. An initial step in the acquisition and application of IPE is for students to perceive it as relevant. Learners who appreciate the relevance of a topic are more likely to engage with the material and, in the case of…
How Do Three Common IPE Attitudinal Assessments Stack Up for Use with Early Learners in Different Contexts?
Tools for measuring outcomes of interprofessional education (IPE) have been criticized as having weak evidence for validity. The purpose of this study was to compare previous validity evidence for three commonly used self-report tools with data from 684 learners at four U.S. universities to better understand how these measures perform across contexts and learner levels. The research team consisted of faculty representing athletic training, dentistry, dental hygiene, dietetics, medicine, nursing, physical therapy, and public health, who came together to learn about, from, and with each other…