Dr. Brian B. Shulman, Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences (SHMS), has been elected to Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice in Speech-Language Pathology. This national appointment recognizes Dr. Shulman for his leadership and achievements in the speech-language pathology profession as well as his contribution to interprofessional work in the healthcare and educational arenas.
The National Academies of Practice (NAP) recognizes leading healthcare practitioners nationwide, supports the development of curricula and policies that boost interprofessional collaboration and effects policy change in healthcare. The non-profit organization represents 14 interdisciplinary academies to include, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Osteopathic Medicine, Pharmacy, Podiatric Medicine, Psychology, Social Work, Veterinary Medicine, Audiology, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy and Speech-Language Pathology. In addition to publishing the Journal for Interprofessional Education and Practice (JIEP) in which Dr. Shulman has published, and public policy and position papers, NAP holds healthcare policy forums, congressional briefings, membership symposiums and its Annual Meeting & Forum.
As Dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences, Dr. Shulman has been instrumental in the School's strategic initiative to promote interprofessional practice and education. To that end, Dean Shulman established the SHMS Center for Interprofessional Education in the Health Sciences (CIEHS) which supports students and faculty in understanding the importance of teamwork and interprofessional communication when delivering patient-centered care. CIEHS' Faculty Advisory Board provides students with collaborative learning opportunities through its IPE Core Signature programs.
Dr. Shulman will be inducted into NAP Fellowship and awarded a prized NAP medallion during the 2018 Annual Meeting & Forum in April.
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