2023 Recipients of the Joint Dual UW CIPE and Teaching Academy IPE Distinguished Fellowship

Welcome Susanne Barnett, PharmD, BCPS and Beth Field, PhD, OTR/L, BCG!

UW CIPE and the UW–Madison Teaching Academy partnered to offer an honorary Joint Teaching Academy and UW CIPE Distinguished Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE) Fellowship. Each year, up to three honorary distinguished fellowships will be awarded to faculty members, academic staff, and professional students in recognition of their excellence in IPE teaching, practice, research, and/or leadership at UW–Madison and beyond.

This year we are excited to announce we have two applications that were accepted for this fellowship! Join us as we congratulate Susanne Barnett, PharmD, BCPS and Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCG in receiving this fellowship.

We have asked both Susie and Beth to share a bit about themselves, their work in IPE, and what they are looking forward to through the work of this fellowship and have shared that below.

While this fellowship has now begun, we will officially celebrate Susanne and Beth and their acceptance to this fellowship during the IPE Awards on Monday, April 29, 2024.

Susanne Barnett, PharmD, BCPS

Susanne Barnett, PharmD, BCPS

Associate Professor of Pharmacy (CHS)

Director of Interprofessional Education, School of Pharmacy

Brief introduction: Dr. Barnett received her Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree in 2004 and accepted a faculty position at the School of Pharmacy (SOP), teaching PharmD students, in 2008. She has taught in multiple areas of the PharmD curriculum including in the experiential program, pharmacotherapy skills labs, infectious diseases pharmacotherapy, and elective interprofessional courses.

Dr. Barnett’s work in IPE: Dr. Barnett has been a Co-Director/Director for Interprofessional Education (IPE) within the School of Pharmacy since 2019. In this role, Dr. Barnett oversees the SOP’s IPE curriculum and assessment plan, ensuring the School meets relevant accreditation standards and is also involved in creating, revising, and teaching the required IPE curriculum through panel discussions, simulations, classroom sessions, and experiential opportunities. Dr. Barnett has also contributed towards advancing interprofessional education through work with the University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics Clinical Simulation Program and national scholarship in the way of publications and presentations. Dr. Barnett is actively collaborating with the UW CIPE on the Interprofessional Teamwork and Communication Competency Modules and is a member of the UW CIPE Module Oversight Committee, Scholarships Sub-Committee, and Assessment Taskforce.
What Dr. Barnett is looking forward to through participation in this Joint Dual IPE Fellowship: Through participation in this Joint Dual IPE Fellowship, Dr. Barnett aims to strengthen existing interprofessional collaborations in teaching and scholarship, collaborate with UW CIPE to build upon interprofessional assessment efficiencies across campus, and develop a strategy/framework to increase the number of semester-long, interprofessional, credit-bearing classes offered on the health sciences campus.
Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCG
Beth Fields, PhD, OTR/L, BCG
Occupational Therapist
Assistant Professor of Kinesiology
Geriatric Health Services and Caregiving Researcher
Brief introduction: Dr. Fields is a board-certified occupational therapist, an Assistant Professor of Kinesiology, and a geriatric health services and caregiving researcher.  She teaches graduate courses in the Occupational Therapy Program and strives to provide students opportunities to create deeper understandings of content through collaborative, interprofessional dialogue.
Dr. Fields’s work in IPE: Her interdisciplinary program of research focuses on developing, testing, and implementing person and family-centered assessments and interventions in the hospital and home settings. Through her teaching and research efforts, Dr. Fields helps prepare students to be the next generation of clinicians and researchers who emphasize interprofessional collaboration, ethical practice, and cultural responsiveness to improve the quality of care and life of aging adults and their care partners.
What Dr. Fields is looking forward to through participation in this Joint Dual IPE Fellowship: She looks forward to continuing to collaboratively develop and deploy cutting-edge solutions to transform healthcare education, research, and practice through the work of this fellowship.