Below are 1-credit IPE elective courses that will be offered throughout the 2020-21 academic year.  These are courses that have been intentionally designed to provide students from across the health professions opportunities to learn with, from and about each other while focusing on important topics such as advocacy, antiracism, and finding meaning in the healthcare professions.  These courses will be offered remotely via Zoom during 2020-21

UCONJ 646:  Introduction to Advocacy for the Health Professions – Autumn 2021

Lead Faculty: Genevieve L. Pagalilauan (medicine), Don Downing (pharmacy)

Learn from advocacy and topic-specific experts about fundamental elements of health advocacy. Develop hands-on skills for moving beyond witnessing health disparities to upstream action rooted in community-centered advocacy. Remote; Credit/No credit.

Please contact Leonora Clarke,, for more information or an add code.

UCONJ 565 – The Healer’s Art: Awakening the Heart of Healthcare– Autumn 2021

Lead Faculty: Dana Dieringer (medicine) and Amee Naidu (physician assistant)

Encourages the cultivation of humanism, meaning, and interprofessional connection in healthcare. Through large and small groups, students co-create community alongside practicing clinician facilitators. Students practice self-reflection, curiosity, and generous listening. Explore themes of wholeness, grief, mystery, service, and courage within healthcare. Prerequisite: enrollment in health science professional training program. Remote; Credit/no credit.

Please contact Rachel Lazzar,, for more information or an add code.

UCONJ 647 Antiracism in Action for Health Professionals – Winter 2022

Lead Faculty: Jasmine Mangrum (pharmacy), Charlotte Sanders (social work), Tracy Brazg (social work), Tamara Cyhan Cunitz (nursing), Benjamin Danielson (medicine), Ashland Doomes (dentistry)

Provides health sciences students opportunity to reflect and build skills necessary to become an anti-racist health care professional. Examines racism at the individual, institutional and societal level, and provides opportunities for a diverse group of health professions to share ideas and perspectives about collective action. Remote; Credit/No credit.

Questions about any of these courses? Contact Rachel Lazzar,