Students enrolled in multiple programs and institutions at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG) participated in an 6-week Interprofessional Education (IPE) summer fellowship with the Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS). A multi-institutional faculty and staff workgroup created, developed and implemented the fellowship; Dr. Joan Pittman, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Social Work; Dr. Heather Congdon, University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) School of Pharmacy; Dr. Diane Alonso, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Psychology; Dr. Jennifer Hodgson, University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP) School of Public Health Science; Ms. Katie Morris, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC); Department of Social Work and Ms. Mary Lang, Chief Strategy Officer at USG.
A total of 15 students participated in the fellowship which ran from May 29-July 10. Two facilitators coordinated the curriculum development and programs: Aneise Childress-Harvell, DHHS Coordinator, and Katie Morris, Faculty Coordinator, University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) Department of Social Work.
The students participated in nine site visits and tours to Dennis Avenue Health Center, Crisis Center, Holiday Park Senior Center, Progress Place, Montgomery County Detention Center and Correction Facility, Stepping Stones Shelter, Summit Hall Elementary School Linkages to Learning Program, and Tree house. They also participated in eleven training sessions including Electronic Health Records System Demonstration, Equity Training, Ethics in Practice, Intensive Case Teaming, Office of Eligibility and Support Services, Overview of Adult Protective Services, Overview of Child Welfare Services, Positive Youth Development, Privacy Considerations in a Public Health and Human Services setting, the county’s response to the Opioid Epidemic, and a discussion with Human Resources regarding career and job opportunities. The students had contact with over 60 DHHS employees during these site visits, trainings, and presentations.
The students who participated in the fellowship were:
|Guisbelle Mejia||UMCP||Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Capri Joppy||UMCP||Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Oscar Coripuna||UMCP||Criminology and Criminal Justice|
|Amanda Sultan||UB||Health Systems Mgmt|
|Ignacio Reynoso||UB||Health Systems Mgmt|
|Laissa Jemea||UB||Health Systems Mgmt|
|Anna Rojas White||UMB||Masters in Social Work|
|Agustina Rius||UMB||Masters in Social Work|
|Lee Lovett||UMB||Masters in Social Work|
|Jea Kyong Hwang||UMB||Pharmacy|
|Aisha Marsono||UMCP||Public Health Science|
|Julie Resendiz||UMBC||Social Work|
|Christian Figueroa||UMBC||Social Work|