Office for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education (OIPCE)

The Office for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education (OIPCE) brings together faculty and students from all Touro University professional health programs/schools to learn how to support effective health care teams. The Office serves as a focal point for interprofessional collaboration among students and faculty from more than twenty professional programs across the university, including:


The OIPCE supports and facilitates the various Touro professional programs, their students, and faculty through several key programs:

  • Assistance and advice in successfully complying with each profession's accreditation mandates
  • Facilitation and support of programs that support the promulgation of IPEC Core Competencies in IPE:
    • Work with individuals of other professions to maintain a climate of mutual respect and shared values.
    • Use the knowledge of one’s own role and those of other professions to appropriately assess and address the health care needs of patients and to promote and advance the health of populations.
    • Communicate with patients, families, communities, and professionals in health and other fields in a responsive and responsible manner that supports a team approach to the promotion and maintenance of health and the prevention and treatment of disease.
    • Apply relationship-building values and the principles of team dynamics to perform effectively in different team roles to plan, deliver, and evaluate patient/population centered care and population health programs and policies that are safe, timely, efficient, effective, and equitable.
  • Annual university-wide interprofessional education summit that hosts a notable authority to discuss a topic of interest to members of the IPE community. The summits brings together faculty and students across the university for an opportunity for oral and poster presentations facilitating faculty IPE development and collaborations.
  • The CIPE Portal Collection of Touro scholarship in the IPE field.

Touro University IPE Scholarship

(Please send in your peer-reviewed book and/ or journal article citations to Dr. Rima Aranha, Director, Touro University CETL,

Chan, E., Doroudgar, S., Huang, J., & Ip, E. J. (2020). Interprofessional Education on Medication Adherence: Peer-to-Peer Teaching of Osteopathic Medical Students. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association120(4), 218–227.

Donesky, D., de Leon, K., Bailey, A., Doorenbos, A., Fink, R., Hurd, C., Ling, P., & Kitko, L. (2020). Excellence in Postlicensure Interprofessional Palliative Care Education Consensus Through a Delphi Survey. Journal of Hospice & Palliative Nursing22(1), 17–25.

Weiner, S. S., Hagan, L., & Kardachi, J. F. (2020). A Pilot Study Exploring the Impact of Interprofessional Simulation on Role Clarity and Student Readiness for Collaborative Clinical Practice. Internet Journal of Allied Health Sciences & Practice18(4), 1–12. c8h.

Mokler, D. J., Konrad, S. C., Hall, K., Rodriguez, K., St. Pierre, S., Thieme, V. S., & Van Deusen, J. (2020). Learning Together: Interprofessional Education at the University of New England. Journal of the American Osteopathic Association120(8), 509–515

Knapp, K., Yoshizuka, K., Sasaki-Hill, D., & Caygill-Walsh, R. (2019). Co-located retail clinics and pharmacies: An opportunity to provide more primary care. Pharmacy, 7(3), [Article 74].

Janotha, B. L., Tamari, K., & Evangelidis-Sakellson, V. (2019). Dental and Nurse Practitioner Student Attitudes About Collaboration Before and After Interprofessional Clinical Experiences. Journal of Dental Education83(6), 638–644.

Addo-Atuah, J., Gardere, J., Junsanto-Bahri, T., Forstein, D., & Cohen, H. (2018, July 22). A Cultural Competency Course in an Interprofessional Education (IPE) Setting. Presentation at Pharmacy Education 2018 Conference of the AACP, Boston, Massachusetts.

Squires, A. P., Yin, H. S., Jones, S. A., Greenberg, S. A., Moore, R. J., & Cortes, T. A. (2017). Validating the Health Literacy Promotion Practices Assessment Instrument. Health Literacy Research and Practice, 1 (4), e239-e246.

Lau, C. (2016). Impact of a child-based health promotion service-learning project on the growth of occupational therapy students. American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 70(5)[Article 7005180030p1-7005180030p10].

Guadagnoli, J. A., & Miller, T. W. (2016). Interprofessional education: A team-based learning approach. Medical Science Educator, 26(3), 389-395.

Veltri, K., Callaghan, S., Fisher, J., Rumore, M. M., Salbu, R. L., Warwick, S., Wittman, D., & Soliman, S. (2015). Meeting faculty development needs via inclusive processes in a new established college of pharmacy via inclusion processes. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79(5) [Article S4].

Berrios-Colon, E., & Arcebido, R. (2015). Venous thromboembolism. In J. K. Singleton, R. V. DiGregorio, C. Green-Hernandez, S. P. Holzemer, E. S. Faber, L. R. Ferrara, & J. T. Slyer (Eds.), Primary care: An interprofessional perspective (2nd ed., pp. 1021-1032). New York, NY: Springer.

Cohen, H., & Smalley, S, M. (2015). Seizure disorders. In J. K. Singleton, R. V. DiGregorio, C. Green-Hernandez, S. P. Holzemer, E. S. Faber, L. R. Ferrara, & J. T. Slyer (Eds.), Primary care: An interprofessional perspective (2nd ed., pp. 779-793). New York, NY: Springer.

Senhaji-Tomza, B., Soliman, S. R., & Basu, P. (2015). Improving a curriculum through incremental changes based on programmatic assessment results. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, 79(5) [Article S4].

Catalino, T. A., Chiarello, L. A., Long, T., & Weaver, P. (2015). Promoting professional development for physical therapists in early intervention. Infants & Young Children, 28(2), 133-149.

Selected Resources: Recent Key Papers in IPE

Patel, Kunal D., and Scott Reeves. "Interprofessional collaboration for a health system in crisis." NEJM Catalyst 4.3 (2018).

Dow A, Thibault G. Interprofessional Education - A Foundation for a New Approach to Health Care. N Engl J Med. 2017 Aug 31;377(9):803-805. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1705665. PMID: 28854090.

Auerbach DI, Staiger DO, Buerhaus PI. Growing Ranks of Advanced Practice Clinicians - Implications for the Physician Workforce. N Engl J Med. 2018 Jun 21;378(25):2358-2360. doi: 10.1056/NEJMp1801869. PMID: 29924944.

Nandiwada, D. R., & Kormos, W. (2018). Interprofessional Evidence-Based Practice Competencies: Equalizing the Playing Field. JAMA Network Open, 1(2), e180282-e180282.

Banister, G., Portney, L. G., Vega-Barachowitz, C., Jampel, A., Schnider, M. E., Inzana, R., ... & Knab, M. (2020). The interprofessional dedicated education unit: Design, implementation and evaluation of an innovative model for fostering interprofessional collaborative practice. Journal of Interprofessional Education & Practice, 19, 100308.

Weinstein, A. R., Reidy, P. A., Simon, L., Makosky, A., Merson, J., Williams, R., ... & Cohen, M. J. (2020). Creating interprofessional learning in practice. The Clinical Teacher, 17(1), 22-30.

IPE Contacts at Touro University

Judah Weinberger, MD, PhD
Vice President for Collaborative Medical Education 
Touro University

Jennifer Koestler, MD
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
New York Medical College

Nicole Davis, PharmD, BCCCP
Assistant Professor and Director of Inter Professional Education
College of Pharmacy, Touro University  

Katrin Tamari, DDS
Director of Interprofessional Education
College of Dental Medicine, Touro University

Matsuko Takeshige, DO
Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
College of Osteopathic Medicine (Harlem Campus), Touro University

Rachael Connington, MD
Assistant Professor, Pathology/Systemic Pathology Faculty
College of Osteopathic Medicine (Middletown), Touro University

Jill Horbacewicz, PhD and Rivka Molinsky, PhD
Co-Chairs SHS IPE Committee
School of Health Sciences, Touro University

Robert Askey, EdD
Dean, College of Health and Human Services
Touro University Nevada

Grace Landel, MEd, PA-C
Chair, TUC IPE Committee 
Touro University California 

Annual IPE Summit Planning Committee

Rima Aranha, PhD, Director of Strategic Initiatives, Graduate & Professional Divisions, Touro University; Coordinator, Touro College Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Robert Askey, EdD, Associate Dean of College of Health and Human Services, Director of Interprofessional Education, Touro University Nevada

Jennifer Koestler, MD, Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education, School of Medicine, New York Medical College

Grace P. Landel, MEd, PA-C, DFAAPA, Professor Emeritus, Touro University California Joint MSPAS/MPH Program, Chair – Touro University California Interprofessional Education Committee

Jerry Nadler, MD, Dean, School of Medicine, New York Medical College

Jim O'Connor, PhD, Director of the Center for Innovative Learning and Teaching, Touro University Western Division

Chani Tessler, PhD, Dean, Blitstein Institute for Women, Hebrew Theological College

Judah Weinberger, MD, PhD, Dean, New York School of Career and Applied Studies; Vice President of Collaborative Medical Education; Associate Vice President of Undergraduate Education, Touro University

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