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Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research


Olga Rodriguez 
Associate Vice President and Chief of Staff

Christine Kaunas, EdD, MPH
Assistant Vice President for Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research


Preparing future healthcare providers and health professionals to successfully engage in collaborative, patient- and community-centered care

The Texas A&M University Health Office of Interprofessional Practice, Education, & Research (IPER) is dedicated to creating and sustaining a culture of collaboration among the health and healthcare professions. Partnering with the Texas A&M University schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and  Public Health as well as other health and healthcare professions units on main campus and beyond, the primary function of this office is to support interprofessional education (IPE) so that all Texas A&M Health students consistently receive high-quality interprofessional training that enables collaborative practice and better health outcomes.