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Monthly IPE Events in Collaboration with ICOM

Interprofessional Education, IPE, is critically important within all health science disciplines. It is even incorporated into the accreditation requirements for many ISU programs.  

ISU faculty and the Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) collaborate in monthly IPE events that are available at ISU-Meridian and on the Pocatello campus, or via distance for students who are not on campus.  

The events are scheduled throughout the 2019-2020 school year on most Wednesdays, from 1-3 p.m. and 3-5 p.m. There are two schedules, one for the first-year ICOM DO students, and one for the second-year ICOM DO students.

Contact Luke Mortensen
( for specific information about participation. 

If you would like to speak with faculty of an ISU program that participates in these events, please contact Jen Adams ( from the College of Pharmacy. 

Research Events

Idaho Conference on Undergraduate Research
July 30 - July 31, 2019

Boise State University

Image of brochure for the Idaho Conference Undergraduate Research

All students from across the state of Idaho involved in research, scholarship or creative activity are invited. The conference includes keynote speakers, poster presentations by students from all academic disciplines, research talks, and networking events.

ORS 48th Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop
July 25 – July 28, 2019

Sun Valley, Idaho

ORS 48th International Musculoskeletal Biology Workshop  July 25 – July 28, 2019 Sun Valley, Idaho

The workshop has a long-standing history for having a major impact on scientific thinking in the field of skeletal biology particularly in areas related to histomorphometry, in vivo animal models, and biomechanics. Numerous travel grants/awards are given each year to the early career investigator.


ISU-Meridian Faculty Awarded NIH Training Grant

A group of ISU-Meridian faculty from numerous health disciplines are working together with the help of professional mentors to enhance the experience for students learning to care for patients with cancer.  The team was selected to participate in the Interprofessional Education Exchange (iPEX) project for 2019-2020. The iPEX training course is sponsored by the National Cancer Institute, one of the National Institutes of Health.

InterProfessional Education eXchange

The program is designed to support the development of IPE in cancer care.  The group will address palliative care learning needs of students, rural community members and practicing clinicians across the state. The group is made up of the following faculty:

  • Susan Tavernier, PhD (nursing)
  • Barbara Mason, PharmD (pharmacy)
  • Logan Lamprecht, PhD (counseling)
  • Barbara Gordon, MBA, RDN, LD, FAND (dietetics)
  • Shauna Smith, MS, CCC-SLP (speech/language pathology)