1Health Team

Brian Sick Headshot"The interprofessional 1Health team models the collaboration and teamwork that we would hope to see in our students from across the University of Minnesota Academic Health Center.  Addressing barriers and facing challenges is essential to the ongoing development of interprofessional education. The 1Health team meets those challenges and strives to create a shared understanding of what interprofessional education is and how our shared goal to create a collaboration-ready health care workforce can be achieved."
– Dr. Brian Sick, Director of Interprofessional Education, Health Sciences Education & Medical School

The 1Health team is comprised of faculty and staff who are committed to working across all health sciences schools and programs to develop, prepare, coordinate and implement all aspects of the interprofessional education curriculum, in alignment with institutional goals and national standards of excellence.  Faculty members from a variety of health professions offer significant contributions to the 1Health curriculum development by conducting interprofessional research, disseminating information, and creating innovative interprofessional learning opportunities for students. Staff members support these efforts by communicating with stakeholders, recruiting facilitators and volunteers, developing and preparing curricular materials, coordinating schedules, implementing all programmatic aspects of the 1Health curriculum, and gathering the data needed to support continuous curriculum growth and refinement.

Together, this team of faculty and staff provide the leadership needed to ensure that the interprofessional education curriculum offered to health professional students at the University of Minnesota is strategically integrated through a coordinated and collaborative approach. Team members also work closely with the Program Directors and the Associate Deans for Education across the health sciences to ensure the 1Health curriculum strategically meets the shared educational goals for interprofessional collaboration and education for our students.

1Health Team members are:
  • Brian Sick, MD, Director of Interprofessional Education, Health Sciences Education & Medical School

  • Cheri Friedrich, DNP, RN, CNP, 1Health Team, School of Nursing

  • Craig Roth, MD, 1Heath Team, Medical School

  • Sara North, M.Ed, DPT, 1Health Team, Physical Therapy Program

  • Chrystian Pereira, PharmD, BCPS, 1Health Team, College of Pharmacy

  • Laura Dammer Hess, MLS, Center for Health Interprofessional Programs (CHIP)

  • Heather Mead Kim, BA, 1Health Operations Director

  • Chelsea Lennox, MPH, 1Health Curriculum Coordinator

  • Suzanne Stein, BA, 1Health Curriculum Coordinator