Karen Farris, PhD
Charles R Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy; Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Grad/UG Educ
University of Michigan
College of Pharmacy
Dr. Karen B Farris, BS Pharm, MPA, PhD, is the Charles R. Walgreen III Professor of Pharmacy at the University of Michigan. She serves as Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs and Graduate/ Undergraduate Education in the College of Pharmacy. She has been a pharmacy health services researcher for 30 years and has mentored numerous junior faculty and directly worked with post-doctoral fellows and doctoral and master’s graduate students. She has over 160 peer-reviewed and obtained over $7.5 million in PI/co-PI grants. She co-leads the Intentional Measurement and Research workgroup at the University of Michigan Center for Inter-professional Education.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Poster Description: Background: The Longitudinal Interprofessional Family Based Experience (LIFE) is an experiential educational offering focused on teamwork of interprofessional student teams with patients who have chronic illnesses. Due to the initial success, expansion to reach more students, patient advisors, faculty, and collaborating units through academic/practice partnerships was needed. This presentation aims to highlight the scaling frameworks and sustainability strategies. Methods: The LIFE team, faculty/students/staff representing 11 academic units and the health system’s Office…
Poster Description: Objective: Patients’ evaluation of interprofessional healthcare teams is critical to understanding team-based care. As part of an educational experience, patients/families were interviewed by interprofessional teams of healthcare students. The objective of this study was to describe patient’s/family’s opportunity to evaluate the interprofessional teams and their perceptions of interacting with the teams. Methods: Longitudinal Interprofessional Family-Based Experience (LIFE) is a semester-long experiential offering for early learners at a large midwestern university,…