Laura Dammer Hess, MLS
University of Minnesota

As the Director of the Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP) at the University of Minnesota, Laura works with student leaders to design, implement and evaluate co-curricular interprofessional opportunities. Her staff advisor role with CLARION involves working with student leaders, case writers, and other stakeholders. Laura's professional background focuses on higher education student engagement and leadership, reflection, interdisciplinary and interprofessional learning, service-learning, and community-based education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Workshop Description:Case studies are a powerful learning tool for self-directed learning and exploration and can stimulate sharing ideas between individuals with different professional backgrounds. Both writing cases in an interprofessional team and analyzing cases in an interprofessional team provide an intensive teamwork experience. Case studies can also provide vital context to illustrate and humanize abstract concepts by including patient stories. Cases that address both individual patient circumstances and systemic issues in health care provide a rich base for learners to engage in a…