2023 George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice is pleased to announce that the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) Unity Clinic has been selected as a recipient of the 2023 George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award. 

The OUHSC Unity Clinic is an exemplar of a student-led, academic-practice partnership that achieves outcomes in student learning and increases the community’s access to care among underserved populations of Oklahoma.  During the COVID-19 pandemic, Unity Clinic partnered with local community leaders to meet the needs of communities with the greatest health disparities and lowest vaccination rates to make COVID-19 vaccines more convenient and accessible. Unity Clinic teams assisted the campus community in the deliverance of over 50,000 vaccine doses, to over 11% of Oklahoma county’s residents. In 2023, Unity Clinic is providing on-site primary care four days a week at Crossings Community Clinic Midtown and will launch a new speech and hearing clinic service.

Unity Health Center

Through the Unity Clinic, primary care, collaborative care, and health outreach initiatives are delivered to more than 500 patients a year through the engagement of 18 professions across eight OUHSC colleges. 

For more information about Unity Clinic, visit here

The George E. Thibault, MD Nexus Award celebrates exemplary interprofessional collaboration in theUnited States and those who are thinking and acting differently where practice and education connect in health systems. This award recognizes a Nexus partnership of health systems, clinics, educational institutions, and/or community organizations for extraordinary contributions to the Nexus: Redesigning both healthcare education and healthcare delivery simultaneously to be better integrated and more interprofessional while demonstrating outcomes.

To learn more about past recipients, visit here.