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Interprofessional Education Seed Award

In support of its ongoing mission to further strengthen interprofessional education for students of the University of Pittsburgh School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS), the Center for Interprofessional Studies announces the 2024 Interprofessional Education Seed Award. The awards will recognize faculty, staff and/or students for projects that enhance interprofessional teaching of SHRS students and foster new events or the expansion of existing events to include students from other programs within SHRS. Project budgets must not exceed $5,000; proposals with total budgets less than $2,500 are strongly encouraged. Projects that include an initiative (e.g. student or continuing education event) related to the ‘Semester Of’ themes (Spring 2024: ‘Innovation & Commercialization’; Fall 2024: ‘First Responders’) are eligible for a $750 bonus award.


  • Call for proposals: Open as of December 8, 2023
  • The proposal deadline has been extended to March 15, 2024!
  • Winners will be announced by mid-April. 

How to apply

Read about previous award winners!

About the Center:


The Center for Interprofessional Studies’ mission is to design, facilitate, support and evaluate SHRS interprofessional education that translates into improved individual and population health outcomes.  


Our vision is that all SHRS students and alumni are prepared to collaborate across professions to improve population and individual health outcomes through high quality team-based care.

SHRS Center for Interprofessional Studies Competency List

The Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) Core Competencies serve as a unifying and guiding interprofessional framework throughout the health professions and are embedded into both curriculum and accreditation standards. Through a multi-step process, SHRS stakeholders identified guiding principles unique to our culture, practice, and research. SHRS guiding principles that are described under an IPEC Competency are linked in the same row in the table below. The SHRS CIP vision includes an objective to identify curricular and extracurricular opportunities so that each SHRS student can be exposed to the IPEC Core Competencies and SHRS Guiding Principles prior to graduation.

IPEC Core Competencies (Full description) SHRS Guiding Principles
Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice Health Equity and Addressing Disparities
Roles/Responsibilities Patient/client Communication
Interprofessional Communication Evidence-based practice | Measurement-based Care
Teams and Teamwork Basic Emergency Care
  Community Engagement
  Disabling Ableism
  Holistic Pain Mitigation
  Human-centered Design
  In-home Care
  Innovation and Commercialization Process
  Knowledge Translation
  Quality Improvement
  Wellness for Providers and Patients/clients

Science of Behavior Change

Board of Directors:

*Ex Officio: Deans, Chairs, Directors (e.g., MCRE, OOL) 

Student Group

The Center  for Interprofessional Studies Student Group is welcoming current students to learn more about ways to strengthen interprofessional education in SHRS. The group is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. If you are interested in joining the group, email the student board at

Student Board:

  • Jatin Singh (President)
  • Diva Dharmesh Kothari (Vice President)
  • Maddie Fortunato (Business Manager)
  • Trisha Cousins (Faculty Advisor)


Interested in getting involved? Complete our interest form here