Wendy Ward, PhD, ABPP, FNAP, FAPA
Associate Provost for Faculty
University of Arkansas Medical Center
Dr. Wendy Ward is a Clinical Psychologist and Professor with tenure in the UAMS College of Medicine. She serves UAMS as both the Director of Interprofessional Faculty Development and Associate Provost for Faculty. She serves all five colleges, the Graduate School, and Academic Affairs faculty in these two roles, including recruitment, onboarding, faculty development, mentoring, promotion, professional wellness, leadership development, retirement transitioning, and emeriti engagement. Her expertise is in integrated care models and collaborative practice, team-based telehealth, behavioral medicine, faculty affairs, and faculty development. For the UAMS IPE office she trains new facilitators to support the UAMS IPE Student Curriculum.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Quality Improvement (QI) principles apply across health professions, yet curriculum is often limited prior to post-graduate training. A QI learning activity was adopted in a campus-wide IPE curriculum. This supports The Classroom and Beyond theme by introducing health system and workflow improvement processes applying across practice sites. Interprofessional teams of 6-10 respond to a ‘Call for Proposals’ from institutional, community, or state partners targeting the Quadruple Aim. Topics include priorities from Patient Advisory councils, health disparities for marginalized populations, and…
Lightning Talk Description: Professional Wellness has been a serious concern across healthcare professions for over a decade. Recent events such as the COVID-19 pandemic emphasized the significant need for dedicated wellness programs in the healthcare field. On the individual level, a workshop providing a comprehensive approach to self-reflection and a personal wellness-assessment is helpful in identifying key areas of concern and evidence-based strategies to improve wellbeing. Similarly, on the leadership level, a workshop promoting a comprehensive assessment of policies and procedures as…