Mary Flynn, PhD
Drexel University
Mary E. Flynn, Ph.D. is an Assistant Teaching Professor at Drexel University in Philadelphia, and teaches genetics, developmental anatomy and anatomy and physiology to Nursing and Health Sciences undergraduates. She also developed and teaches the course Emerging Technologies in Healthcare to students interested in the impact that regenerative medicine, genomics, nanobiotechnology and digital medicine are having in 21st century healthcare. As a member of Drexel University's Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Collaborative, Mary works with Nursing, PA, PT, and other faculty to develop interprofessional curricula for Undergraduate and Graduate students. Mary’s research focused on embryology investigating the role of cell cycle in neurologic development in the chick, and the influence of cardiac development on neural morphology.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
The quantitative and qualitative evaluation data from an interprofessional pediatric simulation focused on the delivery of bad news at or near the end-of-life (EOL) will be presented. This presentation addresses the theme of quality interprofessional education (IPE) and accreditation by mapping a curricular innovation to program and university competencies and further mapping outcomes to address interprofessional and professional competencies. IPE initiatives have been difficult to sustain, regardless of context. The lack of evidence that IPE generates revenue is a primary reason sustainable…