Teri Kennedy, PhD, MSW, LCSW, ACSW, FGSA, FNAP
University of Kansas Medical Center
As Associate Dean, Interprofessional Practice, Education, Policy, and Research (I-PEPR) and Ida Johnson Feaster Professor in IPE, University of Kansas School of Nursing, Teri’s role is to elevate, advance, and sustain IPE across health professions programs with The University of Kansas Medical Center. She formerly served as CAIPER’s Faculty Lead: Clinical Partnerships, Arizona State University. Teri serves on the Nexus Learning System Advisory Committee and National Advisory Council for the Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice initiative, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (NCIPE), and as Interprofessional Education/Collaborative Practice Track Chair, Council on Social Work Education. She is Distinguished Scholar and Fellow, National Academies of Practice and Social Work Academy; and Fellow, Gerontology Society of America, Social Research, Policy, and Practice Section. She chairs the Advisory Committee on Interdisciplinary, Community-Based Linkages, HRSA, HHS. She was a 2015-16 Health and Aging Policy Fellow/American Political Science Association Congressional Fellow, with the Senate Special Committee on Aging through Senator Jeff Flake’s (R-AZ) DC Office. She served on the Arizona Governor’s Advisory Council on Aging and is Past President of the Arizona Geriatrics Society. She received the Mit Joyner Gerontology Leadership Award (2011), Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors (BPD) and Association for Gerontology Education in Social Work, and Outstanding Social Work Program Director award (2010), BPD. Teri has 17 years of practice and administrative experience serving older adults and their families through health, behavioral health, and social services in home-and-community-based, home health, in-patient, and SNF settings. Interests include advancing interprofessional team science, health and aging policy (age-friendly health systems), and program sustainability. Her Kennedy Model of Sustainability was adopted as part of the NCIPE Nexus Learning System model and Accelerating Interprofessional Community-Based Education and Practice initiative. Teri is also an indie singer/songwriter with multiple CDs of original, traditional, and contemporary music.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Have you ever asked, “What is a Nexus? How do you form a Nexus team? How does forming a Nexus help change old mental models and ultimately change systems? Is it really any different than what we are already doing? How can we be sure we aren’t using old models of thinking and applying a technical solution to a complex problem?” The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education created the concept of the Nexus with a vision of redesigning both healthcare education and healthcare delivery simultaneously to be better integrated and more interprofessional. Focusing on health…
The Preceptor’s Guide to the Nexus: Supporting the Role of Preceptors in Optimizing the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment (#10)
Project overview: Health systems are faced with a dual challenge of “optimizing learning and patient care”, while preparing health professions learners for interprofessional, integrated team-based care and collaboration (NCICLE, 2019, p. 4). Clinical preceptors occupy an important space at the nexus between interprofessional education and collaborative practice, but most were trained in a specific discipline with traditional roles and chains of command, and learned how to practice in teams through “example, trial, and error” (Kennedy, 2018, p. 7). As a result, health professions learners…