Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP, FAPA, FNAP
Associate Provost of Faculty
UAMS
Wendy L. Ward, Ph.D., ABPP, FAPA, FNAP is the Associate Provost for Faculty and Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development for the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. She is a psychologist who specializes in integrated behavioral health, team skills, faculty affairs, and faculty development. She is Professor with tenure in the Department of Pediatrics, UAMS College of Medicine.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Interprofessional education within large health science centers involves teams of interprofessional facilitators co-facilitating events where two or more learners from different professions learn about, from and with each other. To accomplish this, a bank of engaged faculty trained to co-facilitate these IPE learning events is needed. A training and certification process for faculty to build their facilitation skills for IPE events was created. This process included interprofessional team-based active learning experiences just like students experience. The process includes three steps for…
Professional Wellness has been a hot topic across professions for a decade, and recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic and rising racial tensions have made self-care all that much more important. Further, a wholistic approach to patient care that includes a wellness assessment and key strategies to improve wellness can improve patient care quality and experience, prevent illness and injury, and promote wellbeing. As such, there is an opportunity to intermingle a critical professionalism topic with team skill building using IPE methodology. During this IPE competence workshop,…
The COVID-19 pandemic has created an opportunity to intermingle real-life crisis decision-making with team skill building using IPE methodology. During this online, IPE competence workshop, students from colleges of medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and health professions created proposals to address needs in the time of COVID-19, focusing on family life, vulnerable populations, societal wellness, and supply chain. In order to stimulate better understanding of system-based considerations and others’ professional responsibilities during a pandemic, students were assigned to a…