Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research and Scholarship (CIPHERS)
The Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship (CIPHERS) is an initiative to facilitate scholarship, research, and mentorship related to health professions education.
Located in the Washington State University’s Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine, CIPHERS aims to engage interprofessional colleagues across WSU, in the health sciences and beyond. Launched in November, 2020, the overarching goal of the collaboration is to foster faculty and student engagement in scholarly inquiry and to enable dissemination of educational innovations through presentations and publication.
Founding director Dr. Dawn DeWitt endeavors to support faculty as they aim to develop their skills in educational research and scholarship. CIPHERS aspires to become a place where scholars can share ideas, expand collegial networks, and collaborate on projects. CIPHERS acknowledges the support of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine’s Founding Dean, Dr. John Tomkowiak, and John Roll, PhD, professor and associate vice president for strategic research initiatives, WSU Health Sciences.
Coordinator, Collaboration for InterProfessional Health Education Research & Scholarship (CIPHERS)