Faculty and Staff, Leadership

Jeffery Stewart selected as Director for Interprofessional Education and Practice at the Adams School of Dentistry

Jeffery Stewart

Congratulations and thanks to Jeffery Stewart, DDS, who has been selected to serve as the Director for Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) at the Adams School of Dentistry. Stewart has a long-standing history and knowledge of interprofessional education and practice through his role as Senior Vice President for Interprofessional and Global Collaboration at the American Dental Education Association (ADEA), and in his previous role as Chair of the Interprofessional Initiative Steering Committee at Oregon Health & Science University. 

”I am excited to serve in this capacity at the Adams School of Dentistry and grateful for the opportunity. I look forward to joining the Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice to collaborate with the faculty, students, and leadership at UNC to shape student experiences in new and creative ways,” said Stewart. 

Stewart’s previous work designing interprofessional practice opportunities and his expertise serving as the ADEA representative for the national Interprofessional Education Collaborative (IPEC) make him well suited for this role, especially as the OIPEP embarks on a new strategic plan over the next year. Stewart will serve as the faculty mentor for the ASOD IPE student group, serve as a liaison for faculty, staff, and students in the ASOD who desire to initiate new IPEP activities, and support faculty and staff in existing IPEP activities. He will serve on the IPEP advisory board to implement interprofessional education, research, and clinical programs across UNC’s health professional schools and build on partnerships with the School of Education, Department of Biomedical Engineering, and the Kenan-Flagler School of Business. 

“I am delighted that Jeff has joined our team in this position. His experience and dedication to interprofessional practice and education make him well-suited for this new challenge. I’m looking forward to working with him and seeing our students and faculty reap the benefits of his leadership,” said Janet Guthmiller, dean of the UNC-CH Adams School of Dentistry. 

Read more about Jeffery Stewart’s new role as by visiting this feature in the Office of IPEP Newsletter: IPEPulse