Jennifer Robinson named associate vice president for Interprofessional Education

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Jennifer Robinson has been named associate vice president for Interprofessional Education at Washington State University’s Spokane campus, effective July 1.

Robinson will lead collaborative efforts among the College of Medicine, the College of Nursing, and the College of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences to advance the institution’s system-wide interprofessional education initiatives.

Interprofessional education is an educational approach that fosters a common understanding of roles, skills, and expertise among healthcare professionals. This, in turn, promotes effective communication and teamwork and ultimately improves patient outcomes. 

“By continuing to enhance our interprofessional approach, we aim to equip students with the necessary skills to deliver patient-centered care in an increasingly complex healthcare landscape,” said Daryll DeWald, chancellor for WSU Spokane and executive vice president for WSU Health Sciences. “Robinson’s leadership, coupled with her deep understanding of interprofessional education, makes her the ideal leader in WSU Health Sciences’ efforts to foster collaboration and innovation across disciplines.”

Robinson received her PharmD from Washington State University and has served the institution in a professional capacity since 2006. She has held numerous pivotal roles within the College of Pharmacy, including as a faculty member in the college’s Department of Pharmacotherapy, the assistant dean of Recruitment and Student Success, and most recently, the associate dean of Professional Education. Her contributions to the profession through teaching and research have been recognized by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the Washington State Pharmacy Association, and the Journal of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy. 

“With this position, I look forward to working with and supporting the colleges and my interprofessional educational colleagues to build upon the great interprofessional initiatives already in place,” Robinson said. “I hope to foster the collaborative development and integration of interprofessional education across the colleges with a focus on the needs of the communities we serve.”

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