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The CU Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education

at CU Anschutz Medical Campus


The CU Center for Interprofessional Practice & Education (CUCIPE) program at CU Anschutz is a longitudinal curriculum that integrates preclinical and clinical training for all of our health profession students. The students that graduate from the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus are competent to participate​ as members of a collaborative interprofessional workforce.

CU IPE Open Campus Program​

The CU Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education in partnership with your programs and many campus entities has launched ‘One Book One Campus’ at AMC. We have selected An Unquiet Mind: A Memoir of Moods and Madness by Kay Redfield Jamison.​ It is a well written first-hand account of bipolar illness written by a psychologist. The book is relatively short and a quick read. This initiative is one offering  of the CU IPE Open Campus Program. 

Anschutz Medical Campus Hosts ‘Mental Health First Aid’ Training

Sponsored by Student Mental Health & Office of Student Services

Similar to ‘First Aid’ and CPR, ‘Mental Health First Aid’ teaches individuals how to help those experiencing mental health challenges or crises.

WHO:      Anschutz Medical Campus Students

WHAT:    Training Certification for Mental Health First Aid

WHERE:  Nighthorse Campbell 204

WHEN:    Friday March 16th 8:30 am -12:30 pm Part I

    Friday March 23rd 8:30 am -12:30 pm Part II

    To participate you must commit to attending to both sessions.  Breakfast will be provided both days.

WHY:       Mental health challenges – such as depression, anxiety, psychosis and substance use – are shockingly common in the United States.  In fact, more than one in five American adults will have a mental health problem in any given year.  The National Council for Behavioral Health certifies individuals throughout the nation, to provide Mental Health First Aid courses to prepare their communities with the knowledge and skills to help individuals who are developing a mental health problem or experiencing a mental health crisis.  Identified on SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-Based Programs and Practices, the training helps the public better identify, understand and respond to signs of mental illnesses.  For more information on Mental Health First Aid, visit

Trainer Bios: 

Jonathon Soweidy MS, has 17 years of experience working in mental health.  He is currently a Case Manager at CU Anschutz and chairs the CARE Team helping students on campus.  The CARE Team identifies and provides assistance to Anschutz Medical Campus students in need.  If you would like more information regarding CARE please call 303 724 8488 or email

Kalyn Stroik serves as Victim Services Coordinator at the Phoenix Center at Anschutz (PCA), which opened in August 2017. The Phoenix Center services Anschutz students, faculty, and staff affected directly or indirectly by sexual harassment, sexual assault, stalking, and relationship violence. PCA services are confidential and at no cost. Previously, Kalyn volunteered as a helpline advocate for survivors of interpersonal violence on college campuses in Northern Colorado and Western Massachusetts. She has also worked professionally in residence life and academic advising. For more information about the PCA, please visit or contact Kalyn at 303-724-9120 or

Space is limited please email if interested. 

Check out the CI-1 Open Campus Program Practice Skills Menu for two New Items: 

Task Trainer Physical Assessment Workshop from the Physician Assistant ProgramOctober 24, 2017 (11:00am-1:00pm)

This workshop allows students to explore how PA students develop physical assessment skills using task trainers to simulate HEENT exams. See more details on the menu.

Fall Risk and Mobility Assessment Workshop from the Physical Therapy Program: November 9, 2017 (5:30pm - 6:30pm)

This workshop increases student's awareness and understanding about patient mobility and assisted mobility devices. See the menu for more details.

Don't forget! (1st year IPE students)
Complete your post-activity evaluation (see CI-1 module for instructions on IPE Home 2017 in CANVAS). Use the custom menu item option to evaluate new menu items recently added and any create-your-own options.​

What you will find on this website:

  • ​The goals of Interprofessional Practice & Education
  • Information regarding our longitudinal curriculum​
  • The healthcare programs involved
  • Notable achievements
  • Ways to get involved
  • How to contact us

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