* All about SPICE (who, what, why, how and research & scholarship activities)

WHO + WHAT
  • Health professional students, faculty and practitioners from Fresno State, California Health Sciences University​ and Fresno county
    • Pharmacy, nursing, sports medicine/kinesiology, public health, recreation therapy, nutrition, psychology, anthropology, social work, physician assistants, etc.​
  • To promote interprofessional learning with, from and about each other’s roles and responsibilities in the health care team​
  • To learn how to critically evaluate journal articles together​
  • To discuss how we can apply our learnings to improve patient care in the Central Valley​
  • To collaboratively create and publish a patient health education newsletter that will be distributed in the community (clinics, health fairs, mobile nursing unit, etc.)​

WHY + HOW

  • To better prepare students for functioning together in effective interprofessional health care teams, by:​
    • Improving interdisciplinary communication skills​
    • Understanding of the roles and scope of practice of other disciplines​
    • Improving relationships with other health professionals​​
    • Developing mutual trust and respect​
    • Feeling more empowered to contribute during clinical rounds​
  • Because we care about the people that we seek to serve in the Central Valley​

FACULTY ORGANIZERS OF SPICE
  • Rebecca Leon, PharmD, APh (Ambulatory Care Pharmacist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, California Health Sciences University - College of Pharmacy)
  • Maya Leiva, PharmD, APh (Hematology/Oncology Pharmacist and Assistant Professor of Clinical Sciences, California Health Sciences University - College of Pharmacy)
  • Marie Gilbert, DNP, RN, CHSE (Director of Central California Center for Excellence in Nursing, California State University - Fresno)
  • Scott Sailor, EdD, ATC (Chair/Professor of Department of Kinesiology and Executive Director of Central California Sports Sciences Institute, California State University - Fresno)
  • Nancy Nisbett, CTRS, RTC (Professor/Coordinator of Recreation Therapy, Department of Recreation Administration, California State University - Fresno)
  • Stephanie D. Moore, PhD, ATC (Associate Professor and Director of Athletic Training Program, Region 3 Director of California Athletic Trainers' Association, Department of Kinesiology, California State University - Fresno)

UNIVERSITY AFFILIATIONS

SCHOLARLY ACTIVITIES THAT HAVE DEVELOPED FROM SPICE 
  • Gilbert M, Leon R, Moore S, Nisbett N, Sailor S, Leiva M. (2020). Using SPICE to Tackle the Opioid Epidemic in Fresno County. Manuscript in preparation.
  • Leon R. Using SPICE (Students and Practitioners for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education) to tackle the opioid epidemic. San Francisco Bay Area Collaborative Research Network 2020 Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA. Originally scheduled for May 1, 2020, but postponed to September 30, 2020 due to COVID-19 pandemic. Virtual Poster Presentation.
  • Leon R, Moore S, Leiva M, Gilbert M, Sailor S, Nisbett N. Designing purposeful, longitudinal interprofessional education for health professional students to collaborate on community health issues. 13th Annual Midwest Interprofessional Practice, Education and Research Center (MIPERC) Conference, September 16-18, 2020. Virtual Poster Presentation.
  • Leon R, Leiva M. Using SPICE (Students and Practitioners for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education) to tackle the opioid epidemic. California Health Sciences University Annual Research Day, Clovis, CA. Originally scheduled for May 8, 2020, but cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Accepted Poster Presentation.

  • Leon R, Leiva M. Counseling patients about opioid safety. Central California Recreational Therapist Symposium, Fresno, CA. Originally scheduled for April 18, 2020, but cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Invited Podium Presentation.

  • Leon R, Moore S, Leiva M, Gilbert M, Sailor S. Using SPICE (Students and Practitioners for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education) to tackle the opioid epidemic. Fresno State President’s Showcase of Excellence, Fresno, CA. Originally scheduled for April 17, 2020, but cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Accepted Poster Presentation.

  • Leon R, Moore S, Leiva M, Gilbert M, Sailor S. Using SPICE (Students and Practitioners for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education) to tackle the opioid epidemic. 41st Annual Central California Research Symposium, Fresno, CA. Originally scheduled for April 15, 2020, but cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Accepted Abstract and Poster Presentation.

  • Leon R, Moore S, Leiva M, Gilbert M, Sailor S. Using SPICE (Students and Practitioners for Interprofessional Collaboration and Education) to tackle the opioid epidemic. Fresno State College of Health and Human Services Research Showcase, Fresno, CA. Originally scheduled for April 14, 2020, but cancelled due to COVID-19 pandemic. Accepted Poster Presentation.


RESEARCH ACTIVITIES
  • Grant-supported research by California Health Sciences University Research and Scholarship Grant ($14,750) for 07/2020-06/2021.
  • IRB approved study: Evaluation of an interprofessional naloxone training workshop for health professional students, faculty and community providers. California Health Sciences University and California State University - Fresno. RVU IRB #2020-0016. 03/2020 - present.
  • IRB approved study: Evaluation of an interprofessional journal club collaborative for healthcare professional students, faculty and practitioners from two separate universities. California Health Sciences University and California State University - Fresno. RVU IRB #2019-0023. 06/2019 - present.

2020 Fresno State President's Showcase of Excellence Poster Presentation