Interprofessional Dialogues

In the early summer of 2020, our office convened an Interprofessional Dialogues Committee. The goal of this committee is to create ways to build community among faculty, staff and students within the Health Education Campus, across CWRU and throughout the neighborhoods adjacent to our campus. 

One of the ways we hope to accomplish this goal is through monthly dialogue sessions.  For the academic year 2022 - 2023 we will offer a variety of topics of interest to our campus community as seen below.

Format for the dialogue sessions includes:

  • A guest speaker offers a brief, 15-20 minute presentation on a particular topic
  • After the presentation, we review our group norms for small group dialogue
  • Participants break into smaller groups to discuss a few questions about the topic
  • After about 30 minutes, we reconvene as a larger group to debrief the small group discussions and discuss next steps


2022-2023 Academic Year

September 2022

September 29, 2022 from 12pm - 1pm at Samson Pavilion Room 199A/B (or via zoom)

Wellness Word Cloud

Topic:  Personal Wellness

SpeakerElizabeth Click, NP, ND, RN, CWP

University Medical Director

Associate Professor, Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

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October 2022

October 27, 2022 from 12pm - 1pm at Samson Pavilion Room 199A/B (or via zoom)

Image of human head with written aspects of mental health

Topic:  Micro-practices for Mental Health

SpeakerJennifer A. King, DSW, LISW

Co-Director, Center on Trauma and Adversity, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

Assistant Professor, Jack, Joseph and Morton Mandel School of Applied Social Sciences

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December 2022

December 1, 2022 from 12pm - 1pm at Samson Pavilion Room 199A/B (or via zoom)

Hand holding plant with many hands surrounding it

Topic:  Climate Change and Health: Educating Current and Future Healthcare Professionals

SpeakersIlyssa Gordon, MD, PhD, John Utech, MBA, MPOD, and Emily Szramowski, BS from the Office for a Healthy Environment, Cleveland Clinic 

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2020-2021 Academic Year 

Structural Racism Dialogues Series

For the academic year 2020 - 2021 in the Structural Racism Dialogues Series, we focused on structural racism and how we can all work together to mitigate this public health crisis on campus and in our communities.  For information on campus wide initiatives in relation to this topic, please visit the Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity.

February 2021

Topic: Juvenile Justice: Stealing Childhood & Other Acts of Systemic Racism

Photo of Gabriella Celeste

Speaker: Gabriella Celeste, JD

Policy Director, Schubert Center for Child Studies

Co-Director, Childhood Studies program, College of Arts and Sciences

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Anthropology

January 2021

Photo of Dominique Rose

Topic: Food Access/Insecurity

SpeakerDominique Rose, PhD

Post-Doctoral Scholar, Transdisciplinary Fellowship in Primary Care Research, Dept. of Bioethics

November 2020

A photo of Ayesha Bell Hardaway

Topic: Social Justice: A Preview of the Work Ahead

Speaker: Ayesha Bell Hardaway, JD

Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Law

October 2020

Photo of Andrea Wilson

Topic: Why Closing the Wealth Gap Helps Restore Communities

Speaker: Andrea Wilson, MBA

Brick House Realty

September 2020

Photo of Robert Solomon

Topic: Inclusive Excellence: A Cultural Shift

Speaker: Robert Solomon, Esq.

Vice President, Office for Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity