Awards & Recognition
Awards for Excellence in
Interprofessional Education & Collaborative Practice
These prestigious awards honor Jefferson faculty members, staff members, administrators and students whose leadership efforts in support of interprofessional education (IPE) and collaborative practice (CP) have resulted in sustained impact on Jefferson colleagues, students and patients.
Recipients are selected by a committee of peers on the basis of a peer or self-nomination letter and their curriculum vitae. Criteria include creativity in and enthusiasm for IPE/CP, ability to motivate and mentor colleagues, students and patients in IPE/CP, and ability to facilitate change and innovation in IPE/CP.
2016 Award Recipients
James B. Erdmann PhD, Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education
This award honors one faculty member from the Sidney Kimmel Medical College and one faculty member from Jefferson Colleges of Health Professions, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Population Health who demonstrate excellence in interprofessional education and whose efforts have resulted in sustained impact on interprofessional collaboration to improve the education of Jefferson students.
Alan Forstater, MD, FACEP
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine, SKMC
Tracey Vause Earland, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, JCHP
Amber King, PharmD – Honorable Mention
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, JCP
James B. Erdmann PhD, Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Collaborative Practice
This award honors two clinicians/practitioners from Thomas Jefferson University/Thomas Jefferson University Hospital whose leadership efforts in collaborative practice have impacted colleagues, staff, students and patients.
Lauren Hersh, MD
Geriatrics and Palliative Care, Department of Family & Community Medicine, SKMC
Brian Wolfram, PT, MPT, DPT, CCS
Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Clinical Specialist, TJUH
James B. Erdmann PhD, Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice for Administration/Staff
This award honors two administrators and/or staff members from the Jefferson community who are not faculty members, who demonstrates excellence in the support of interprofessional education, and whose efforts have resulted in sustained impact on interprofessional collaboration to improve the education of Jefferson students.
Martha Ankeny, MEd
Director of Learning Initiatives, Center for Teaching & Learning, TJU
James B. Erdmann, PhD Student Award for Excellence in Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice
This award is given to four Thomas Jefferson University students who demonstrate excellence in the support of interprofessional education and collaborative practice and whose efforts have positively impacted the institution and its IPE programs.
Amanda Kathleen Gibson
Jefferson College of Pharmacy
David A. Goldstein
Jefferson College of Health Professions
April Wilson Smith
Jefferson College of Population Health
Claire Marie Sokas, BS
Sidney Kimmel Medical College