Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students - PIPES

The MIPERC organization PIPES (Promoting Interprofessional Education for Students) was founded in 2009 and strives to promote interprofessional education (IPE) to students pursuing health-related fields. At each PIPES event, students are provided with opportunities to learn interprofessionally via panel presentations, simulations, collaborative discussions, lectures, and hands-on learning activities. In addition, one or more of the Interprofessional Education Collaboration (IPEC) Core Competencies will be addressed at each event: 

  • Values/Ethics for Interprofessional Practice
  • Roles/Responsibilities
  • Interprofessional Communication
  • Teams & Teamwork

All students in higher education are welcome to attend our monthly PIPES events! Students enrolled in the MIPERC IPE Student Certificate program will receive PIPES credit for attending events. Students pursuing the MIPERC IPE Certificate are required to participate in at least 3 PIPES events & participate in 1 interprofessional simulation. 

Check out PIPES today! Events are typically held monthly via Zoom at 5 p.m. on weeknights during the fall and winter semesters. 


PIPES Meetings

There are no upcoming PIPES Meetings at this time

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Meet the Winter 2020 PIPES Student Advisory Board Members!

Amanda Filkins, GVSU, Masters of Public Health

Lauren Leegwater, GVSU, Masters of Public Health

Megan McCaw, GVSU, Exercise Science

Dami Olufosoye, GVSU, Masters of Public Health

Brandon Thomas, GVSU, Computer Science



PIPES Contact

For more information regarding PIPES, please contact:

Julie Hall

Phone: (616) 331-5956




2019-2020 MIPERC Interprofessional Simulation Design Competition Winning Teams

1st Place Student Design: “Dysphagia Following a Stroke”

By: Kaitlin Chauve - Communication Sciences and Disorders, Anela Binkowski - Communication Sciences and Disorders, Hannah Giaier - Communication Sciences and Disorders, Danielle Mallory - Communication Sciences and Disorders, Rodrigo Mata - Public Health 

2nd Place Student Design: “Mild Cognitive Impairment in Collegiate Wrestlers”

By: Emily DiNardo – Speech Language Pathology, Katrina Beals – Speech Language Pathology, Carissa Grevengoed – Speech Language Pathology, Taylor Baker – Athletic Training

3rd Place Student Design: “Dysphagia Following Acoustic Neuroma Facial Paralysis"

By: Claire Antvelink – Speech Language Pathology, Clara Klap – Speech Language Pathology, Leah Gantjos – Speech Language Pathology, Holly Kemble – Speech Language Pathology, Shannon Dague - Occupational Science & Therapy"


Thank you to all of the of the 2019-2020 Simulation Design Competition Participants! Check back during Fall Semester for information regarding the next annual MIPERC Interprofessional Simulation Design Competition


PIPES Recordings from Past Events

PIPES November 2020

Trusted Teams ARE the Future of US Healthcare

PIPES April 2019

Prevention, Wellness, & Empowerment. Resilience Within the LGBTQIA+ Community

PIPES March 2019

Learning to See: Can Art and Meditation Make You a More Effective (and Happier) Health Professional?

PIPES November 2018

Life EMS Workshop

PIPES October 2018

Life In the Operating Room

PIPES September 2018

Patients as Team Members

PIPES April 2018

Sexual Assault Panel

PIPES March 2018

Interprofessional Simulation Debrief

PIPES February 2018

It's All in Your Genes

PIPES January 2018

Pregnancy, Childbirth, & Postpartum Healthcare Panel