John Owen, EdD, MSc
University of Virginia School of Nursing

Dr. Owen, Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Nursing, is the Associate Director of the UVA Center for Academic Strategic Partnerships for Interprofessional Research and Education (ASPIRE). He provides oversight of educational and research IPE projects and oversight of the national Train-the-Trainer (T3) Interprofessional Team Development Program. In addition, he provides consultation to potential and existing IPE project teams in the development and implementation of IPE research, grants, and publications. Dr. Owen has been published and has presented on a wide range of medical education subjects with an emphasis in Interprofessional Education and Interprofessional Practice.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Addressing the selected theme: One approach to align education and practice is to promote a culture of collaboration and continuous quality improvement. Interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) advances the concepts of collaboration, patient safety, and quality improvement, leading to improved health outcomes. These concepts support the Lean goals of eliminating defects and waste (patient safety issues and workforce inefficiencies) through interprofessional team training within the health system. Using IPECP and Lean methodology synergistically, a project was initiated…
The national Train-the-Trainer Interprofessional Team Development Training Program (“T3 Program”) addresses the growing, national need for trained health professions: faculty, clinicians, and staff members from all professions, to lead interprofessional (IPE) efforts and promote team-based care. Hosted by three university sites around the country: the University of Washington (Seattle, WA), the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, VA), and the University of Texas at UT Austin (Austin, TX). The 3.5-day, interactive program uses team science and LEAN project management strategies to develop…
Addressing selected theme: Organizational leaders who optimize the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment (IP-CLE) for all learners are committed to lifelong interprofessional learning. They also advocate and allocate resources for interprofessional learning and collaborative practice. The North Carolina Area Health Education Center (NC AHEC) is part of a national organization responsible for placing health professions students in a variety of real-world settings and providing accredited continued education (CE) programs to healthcare professionals. The NC AHEC leadership recognized…