Sofia Aliaga, MD, MPH
Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice, School of Medicine
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Sofia Aliaga, MD, MPH is the Director of Interprofessional Education and Practice (IPEP) at the University of North Carolina (UNC) School of Medicine and a professor of pediatrics. She also serves as Director of the School of Medicine’s Simulation, Experiential Learning and Training Center, Associate Pediatric Residency Program Director and Trainer/Facilitator for Relational Leadership at Carolina. Clinically, she is a neonatologist at the UNC Children’s Hospital. She received her undergrad/MD degree from Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia in Lima, Peru. She completed Pediatric Residency training at the University of Colorado and Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine Training at UNC.
Presenting at the Nexus Summit:
Lightning Talk Description: Training in interprofessional collaboration and leadership skills in health professions education has been inconsistent, thus leading to poor collaboration and communication in clinical settings which can translate to poor patient outcomes. Health care is delivered in a team-based format, necessitating that health professions students receive quality, team-based training. This lightning talk will focus on the implementation and outcomes of an interprofessional simulation, IPE Peak Performance, aimed at improving collaborative practice and leadership skills among…
Safety in Healthcare Should Start with Psychological Safety: A Relational Approach to Establishing Teamwork
Seminar Description: Psychological safety – the shared belief that team members can take interpersonal risks is a relational factor that is essential to high functioning teams and high-quality health care. For example, hospitals with increased psychological safety experienced significantly greater reductions in risk-standardized mortality rates following acute myocardial infarction. Cardiothoracic surgery teams at an academic health center found that enhanced psychological safety significantly decreased surgical errors and nurse turnover at 12 months. Psychological safety matters and requires…