January 24, 2020

Office of IPE Small Grant Program Call for Proposals will open Monday, February 3

We are happy to announce the upcoming call for submissions to the 2020 UAMS Interprofessional Education Small Grant Program. In its fourth year, the Office of Interprofessional Education is pleased to collaborate with the UAMS Integrated Clinical Enterprise. This cycle we would like to highlight scholarship that supports UAMS’ goal of achieving Magnet status.

Magnet status is an award by the American Nurses’ Credentialing Center (ANCC) recognizes an institution’s commitment to advance nursing excellence, with particular attention to optimum job satisfaction.

Magnet-recognized organizations exemplify a collaborative culture where interprofessional collaborative practice is nurtured. This focus on mutual respect, autonomy, and shared values attracts and rewards talented team members and is associated with decreased attrition and improved patient experience. Numerous studies show that organizations awarded Magnet status exhibit characteristics for Quality and Safety and Patient Outcomes consistent with UAMS goals.

Quality and Safety outcomes include increased:

  • adoption of National Quality Forum safe practices;
  • support for implementation of evidence-based practice; and
  • rating by patients of their hospital experience.

Patient Outcomes include reduced rates for:

  • mortality
  • falls
  • nosocomial infections
  • hospital-acquired pressure ulcer
  • central line-associated bloodstream infection

The 2020 UAMS IPE Small Grant Program will encourage interdisciplinary efforts focused on interprofessional education and collaborative practice to support the Quadruple Aim and nursing excellence in patient care. Multiple grants ranging from $5,000 to $15,000 will be awarded.

Watch for full details in the Call for Proposals, which opens Monday, Feb. 3.

Deadline for submissions is April 1.
Awards will be announced May 1.



Stephanie Gardner, PharmD., Ed.D.
Provost and Chief Strategy Officer

Kathryn Neill, Pharm.D.
Associate Provost, Academics
Director of Interprofessional Administrative and Curricular Affairs
Office of Interprofessional Education


Wendy Ward, Ph.D., ABPP, FAPA
Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development
Office of Interprofessional Education
Professor, Department of Pediatrics
UAMS College of Medicine