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Welcome! The Center for the Advancement of InterProfessional Practice, Education and Research (CAIPPER) at UIC exists to create and support effective interprofessional education learning experiences, interprofessional collaborative practice models and to contribute to research evidence supporting both.

UIC is extremely well positioned to advance interprofessional practice, education, and research on several fronts. UI Health, the clinical enterprise at UIC, includes a wide range of health professions education programs, clinical services and community partnerships that address a diversity of populations and settings and provide extensive support for scholarship. Beyond UI Health, UIC’s comprehensive, research intensive, community-engaged academic and service activities offer more opportunities to develop and study interprofessional education and practice than could ever be taken advantage of.

CAIPPER’s success depends primarily on strong partnerships with stakeholders. As a Center within the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Health Affairs, CAIPPER is positioned to convene participants from within and outside UIC communities in the examination of complex health, healthcare, and health related social challenges and the development of solutions that are informed by diverse perspectives. CAIPPER strategic priorities are closely aligned with the strategic priorities of UI Health and with UIC as a whole and in close alignment with our mission are the driving force for our work.

Achieving our mission relies on the contribution of many partners. While it will be a challenge to recognize the many people and teams who contribute to our success – we are committed to doing exactly that. Please visit this website frequently to learn about CAIPPER activities and achievements and the individuals and teams who are our valued partners.