Jill Cuba, JD
Program Coordinator, Loyola Institute for Transformative Interprofessional Education and Center for Simulation Education
Loyola University Chicago
Jill Cuba, JD, is the Program Coordinator for the Loyola University Chicago Center for Simulation Education and the Institute for Transformative Interprofessional Education. Jill earned her BS in Interdepartmental Speech from Northwestern University and her Juris Doctorate, cum laude, from the John Marshall Law School in Chicago. She served as a Judicial Clerk in the US District Court for the Northern District of Illinois before joining a large Chicago-based firm with a practice concentrated in intellectual property law. After taking time to raise her family, Jill was introduced to interprofessional education/collaboration in healthcare through her part-time work as a Loyola simulated patient. IPE/C remains her full-time passion!

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

A significant assumption is that providing learners with interprofessional education will lead to high-functioning collaborative teams in clinical practice. Models for "how to" ensure that IPE leads to collaborative practice have been sparse until now. Based on the experience of decades of integration of IPE into community family medicine practices, and using an inductive process, we developed the Loyola I-Transform-2Act Model. This model describes a three-step process for ensuring that IPE does indeed lead to high-functioning teams that are role-modeling effective collaborative practice. The…
The word “provider” is not OK to use anymore. What other words need to be removed from the lexicon of high-functioning teams? Creating a safe space is critical to the formation of high-functioning teams, and the lexicon of the team is an important element of creating this safe space. Each member of the care team brings with them their own profession’s culture and lexicon. Unfortunately, commonly used words and phrases unintentionally impair team functioning, because they may exclude or diminish the talents of other professions. To ensure every team member is equally valued and respected, it…