2022 IPEL Conference Schedule

The 5th Annual Interprofessional Education and Leadership Conference (IPEL), Jan. 21-22, focuses on a theme of "How to Better Serve Patients and Students with Disabilities During the Pandemic." Access conference sessions and student presentations from the links in the following schedule. 

Friday, Jan. 21, 2022

9–10 a.m. PST | Welcome/Introductions/Keynote – John Haines
John W. Haines is the executive director of the Community Investment Trust with Mercy Corps Global Innovations Team. Previously, he was executive director of Mercy Corps Northwest, the domestic arm of Mercy Corps, for 15 years. He has led various finance, lending and economic development efforts in Portland, Ore., Trenton, N.J., and Prague in the Czech Republic. He is a graduate of the University of Wyoming and native of Laramie, Wyo. His first book, Never Leaving Laramie – Travels in a Restless World, was published in September 2020 by Oregon State University Press.

10:15–10:30 a.m. PST | Conference Overview

10:30 a.m.- Noon PST | Student Research Presentations 

Session A
Discussant: Martha Almendarez Langland

Session B 

Discussant: Dr. Rebecca Schoon

Noon–2 p.m. PST | Lunch

2–3 p.m. PST | Panel Discussion   

3:15 p.m. – 4:45 p.m. | Student Research Presentations

Session C
Discussant: Dr. Rebecca Reisch

Session D
Discussant: Dr. Caroline McCarty 

Saturday, Jan. 22, 2022

9-10:30 a.m. PST | Student Research Presentations

Session E
Discussant: Dr. Anita Zijdemans-Boudreau

Session F
Discussant: Dr. Aimee Wodda 

10:45 a.m.- 12:15 p.m., PST | Student Research Presentations  

Session G
Discussant: Dr. Amanda Stead

Session H
Discussant: Dr. Catherine Kim

12:15-1:15 p.m. PST | Lunch

1:15-2:45 p.m. PST | Student Research Presentations

Session I
Discussant: Dr. Cristy Sellers Smith

Session J
Discussant: Dr. Tara Meister

3-4:30 p.m. | Student Research Presentations

Session K
Discussant: Dr. Mark Szymanski

  • Soul Brown | 2018 Cohort
  • T Fry | 2018 Cohort 
  • Ashley Michelle Fowler | 2020 Cohort 

Session L
Discussant: Dr. Katie Bell

Session M
Discussant: Dr. Laura Dimmler

Please feel free to contact Lollie Molina via phone at 503-890-4253 or email at Lollie.Molina@pacificu.edu or Andy Saultz @ Andrew.Saultz@pacificu.edu with any questions, concerns or technical difficulties that may arise.