Douglas Fish, PharmD
Professor of Pharmacy
University of Colorado Denver Anschutz Medical Campus
Douglas Fish, PharmD, is Professor and Chair of the Department of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of Colorado Skaggs School of Pharmacy in Aurora, Colorado. He is also a clinical pharmacist in critical care/infectious diseases at the University of Colorado Hospital. He directs a PGY2 Infectious Diseases Pharmacy Residency program and co-mentors a clinical research fellowship program in Critical Care/Infectious Diseases. He is currently a School of Pharmacy program representative for the CU Interprofessional Education Council on the Anschutz Medical Campus.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

The importance of interprofessional education in ethics and health equity has become increasingly relevant as caring for patients becomes more complex and often involves care across professions and specialties. Rarely as healthcare professionals do we make decisions in isolation. Developing a shared framework for approaching ethical and health equity issues across professions is critical to prepare the next generation of health professionals and address the complex health care issues of society. The University of Colorado’s Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education (CUCIPE) prepares…
The pandemic served as a catalyst for the CU Longitudinal Interprofessional Education (IPE) and Practice program to reexamine our curricular content and to adapt our teaching methodologies, pedagogies, and delivery modes. The IPE program consists of two courses where learners work in interprofessional teams to complete coursework related to team development, quality improvement, health equity and social determinants of health, and values/ethics. To meet the diverse learning needs of approximately 800 students from six health professions, CU IPE implemented a continuous quality improvement…