Pao Ying Hsiao, assistant professor (Food and
Nutrition) along with colleagues Lori Lombard (Speech-Language Pathology),
Rachel DeSoto-Jackson (Theater), Johanna Boothby (Nursing), and Nikki Clark
(Food and Nutrition), have been awarded with an IUP Infrastructure Enhancement
and Growth Grant of $24,922.
The purpose of their proposal was to further
ongoing research that is being conducted to advance the use of
interprofessional healthcare simulation for students at IUP. Monies from this
grant will be used toward developing laboratory spaces on campus to give
students more exposure to use of simulation as a learning strategy.
plans to explore how use of interprofessional simulation experiences for
students can impact learning and, ultimately, patient safety. Currently,
students enrolled in Medical Nutrition Therapy I and II are given the
opportunity to participate in interprofessional simulation experiences, and
grants like these will help these efforts to continue.