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Nanci Murphy, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean, University of Washington, School of Pharmacy


Dr. Nanci Murphy is Associate Dean and Executive Head of the Office of Academic and Student Programs at the University of Washington School of Pharmacy. She completed her Bachelor in Pharmacy degree from Washington State University and her Pharm.D. from the University of Washington. She also earned the Geriatric Certificate in Pharmacy Practice and a Teaching Scholars Certificate from the Medical Education and Biomedical Informatics Department at the University of Washington and completed a certificate course for health professionals, educators and leaders offered by the University of Toronto and the Centre for Interprofessional Education. She has served as faculty mentor and advisor for numerous award-winning patient care and community outreach projects (e.g., AACP Student Community Engaged Service Award, AACP Transformative Community Service Award, Project CHANCE, PLS Leadership Challenge) and was selected as APhA-ASP Outstanding Chapter Advisor in 2008 and a recipient of the Gibaldi Excellence in Teaching Award in 2009 and 2010. She founded the Center for Pharmacy Leadership and Professional Excellence and the Bridges to Health Patient Advocacy Center both which fosters student leadership and advocacy in the community. Dr. Murphy helped lead the planning of six student pharmacist leadership conferences, including those in partnership with the Washington State Pharmacy Association and Washington State University and another in collaboration with health sciences schools (an interprofessional leadership conference) at the University of Washington.


Past and present American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy positions include:
Council of Deans Administrative Board, Student Services SIG Chair, Curriculum SIG Chair, Chair of the Council of Deans-Council of Faculties Healthy Student Task Force; a member of the Academic Affairs Committee, the Advocacy Committee, Assessment SIG Executive Planning Committee, the APhA-ASP AACP Joint Committee on Student Professionalism, the Council of Deans Innovations in Health Care Education Task Force, the Institutional Research Advisory Committee, and the CAPE Outcomes (Public Health) Pharmacy Practice Committee.


Dr.Murphy co-directs the UW Center for Health Sciences Interprofessional Education and serves on the Institute of Translational Health Sciences Multidisciplinary Predoctoral Clinical Research Committee, the WWAMI AHEC and (SPARX) Steering Committee, the Global Health Resources Advisory Committee and the Health Sciences Service Learning Committee. She has a strong interest in interprofessional education and has participated in curriculum development, mapping, and assessment. Dr. Murphy is also a TeamSTEPPS Master Trainer and a member of the UW Josiah P. Macy Jr. grant Internal Executive Committee studying the impact of simulation-based team training program on students' interprofessional communication skills She has served as faculty advisor on several award-winning interprofessional student projects.




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Meet the Experts Panelists and Moderator



Susanna Cohen

Susanna Cohen, R.N., M.S. C.N.M

Assistant Professor (Clinical), College of Nursing, University of Utah


Susanna Cohen, R.N., M.S., C.N.M., is a practicing certified nurse midwife and the Interim Director of the Nurse Midwifery and Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Program at the University of Utah, College of Nursing. Susanna is also co-founder, creator and Deputy Executive Director of PRONTO International, an interprofessional obstetric and neonatal emergency simulation training program. PRONTO, with support from the World Health Organization, the Mexican government, and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation offers teamwork training in communication and emergency response in rural hospitals throughout Mexico and Guatemala. Susanna is a leader in the field of low-tech high-fidelity simulation having presented her work at national and international simulation conferences. She is the co-creator of PartoPants™- a low-cost birth simulator and is responsible for the creation and implementation of a fully integrated simulation program for the students in the nurse midwifery and women's health nurse practitioner program.


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Jay E. Graves, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Health, University of Utah


James E. (Jay) Graves, Ph.D., is a Professor of Exercise and Sport Science and Dean of the College of Health at the University of Utah. He previously served as Professor of Exercise Science and Associate Dean for Graduate Studies, Budget and Research in the School of Education at Syracuse University where his accomplishments include the establishment of the Department of Exercise Science and foundation of the Musculoskeletal Research Laboratory. He is a former Chair of the Exercise Science Department and held an adjunct appointment in the Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the State University of NY Upstate Medical University. He also assisted in the development of the Center for Exercise Science, located in the Colleges of Medicine and Health and Human Performance, at the University of Florida, Gainesville. Coauthor of the Lumbar Spine (Sequoia Communications, 1988), Dr. Graves' research interests and experience include the influence of physical activity on aging and the prescription of resistance training for the prevention and rehabilitation of orthopedic problems including, but not limited to, low-back pain. A recent publication is an edited text called Resistance Training for Health and Rehabilitation published by Human Kinetics (2002). In 1999, Dr. Graves was named Syracuse University's United Methodist Scholar Teacher of the year. He earned his Ph.D. in Exercise Science from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and holds active fellowships in the American College of Sports Medicine, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance, and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. In his spare time Dr. Graves enjoys playing chess, drums, snowboarding, scuba diving, mountain biking and spending time with his family.


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Sara Lamb

Sara Lamb, M.D.

Associate Dean, Curriculum, School of Medicine, University of Utah


Dr. Sara Lamb is the Associate Dean of Education, Curriculum for the University of Utah School of Medicine. She is also the co-director of the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Residency Training Program at the University of Utah. Dr. Lamb is a practicing general internist and general pediatrician and cares for patients at the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Primary Children's Medical Center and the University's Student Health Clinic. Dr. Lamb received her bachelor's degree from Albion College (Albion, Michigan), her medical degree from Michigan State University College of Human Medicine (East Lansing, Michigan), and completed her residency training in internal medicine and pediatrics at the University of Utah. She is board certified in both internal medicine and pediatrics.



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Nancy Lombardo

Nancy Lombardo, M.L.S.

Associate Director for Information Technology, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah


Nancy Lombardo manages the library's Information Technology department, coordinates the library's digital collections, digital media services and web services, and teaches classes relating to technology. Nancy is the Project Director of the Neuro-Ophthalmology Virtual Education Library (NOVEL). This educational digital repository is a collaboration between the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library and the North American Neuro-Ophthalmology Society.




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Mark Munger

Mark Munger, Pharm.D.

Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, College of Pharmacy, University of Utah


Mark Munger is Associate Dean for Academic Affairs and Professor of Pharmacy Practice in the College of Pharmacy at the University of Utah. Dr. Munger received his B.S. in Pharmacy at Oregon State University (1980-1983), his Pharm.D. at University of Illinois, Chicago (1984-1986), and did a Cardiovascular Pharmacology Research Fellowship at Case Western Reserve University and University Hospitals of Cleveland (1986-1987). Dr. Munger joined the faculty at the University of Utah in 1991 as an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice. Dr. Munger currently serves as the Vice-Chairman of the Utah Digital Health Services Commission.




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Jennifer Samore

Jennifer Samore

Pharmacy Student, University of California - San Francisco


Jennifer Samore, a third-year student pharmacist with a focus in Health Services and Policy Research at the University of California, San Francisco, works with learners and leadership from across the four UCSF professional schools to create curricula and policies that support interprofessional health education. During the 2010-2011 academic year, she collaborated with an interprofessional student team to design, implement, and assess the efficacy of a yearlong blended learning course for all first year UCSF students. She also served on UCSF's Interprofessional Health Education Task Force and currently leads the UCSF chapter of the Institute of Healthcare Improvement in ensuring exposure to quality improvement goals and best practices early in students' professional careers.



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Jean Shipman

Jean Shipman, M.S.L.S. — Moderator

Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah


Jean P. Shipman is Director, Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library at the University of Utah. Previously, she was Director, Tompkins-McCaw Library at Virginia Commonwealth University. She served as president of the Medical Library Association for 2006-2007.


Jean graduated from Case Western Reserve University and Gettysburg College. She has worked in academic health sciences libraries (Johns Hopkins University, University of Washington, VCU), a hospital library (Greater Baltimore Medical Center) and with the Southeastern/Atlantic NN/LM at the University of Maryland.


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