Interprofessional Education and Practice

What is IPEP?

Interprofessional education and practice (IPEP) occurs when students from two or more professions learn about, from and with each other to enable effective collaboration and improve health outcomes. A collaborative practice-ready workforce is a specific way of describing health workers who have received effective training in interprofessional education.

IPEP at the Adams School of Dentistry

The UNC Adams School of Dentistry’s IPEP efforts are led by the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice, Jennie Brame, EdS, MS, RDH.

Have an idea for interprofessional collaboration or an IPEP project? Reach out to Jennie via email at

IPEP at Carolina

The UNC-Chapel Hill Office of Interprofessional Education and Practice is spearheaded by the Assistant Provost for IPEP Meg Zomorodi, PhD, RN, CNL.

The Office of IPEP will oversee creation, implementation and dissemination of interprofessional education, research and clinical experiences designed to enhance collaborative learning across participating UNC-Chapel Hill schools.

These schools include the UNC Adams School of Dentistry, Kenan-Flagler Business School, the School of Education, the School of Medicine, the Department of Allied Health Sciences, the School of Nursing, the Eshelman School of Pharmacy, the Gillings School of Global Public Health and the School of Social Work.