Victoria Hornyak, PT, DPT, GCS
Assistant Professor and Chairperson, Working Group on Interprofessional Education
University Of Pittsburgh
Victoria Hornyak is an Assistant Professor at the University of Pittsburgh, Department of Physical Therapy and is the Chairperson of the University’s Working Group on Interprofessional Education. She leads a team of 19 faculty representing the six Schools of the Health Sciences in planning and implementing IPE curricula for students representing over 15 different health professions. She earned her Master’s in Physical Therapy from Duquesne University in 1993 and Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Temple University, and an MS in Medical Education from the University of Pittsburgh in 2015.

Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Through establishing the Wellness Pavilion (WP), the University of Pittsburgh’s School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences (SHRS) has made a long-term commitment to partner with two historically underserved communities at Community Engagement Centers. The WP aims to make health and wellness services more accessible in Homewood and the surrounding communities through providing interactive educational sessions, services and special events and programming. All services are student-led, faculty-supervised and are offered free of charge. The Diabetes Intervention and Self Care Opportunity (…
Lightning Talk Description:: The past two years have brought a succession of unprecedented changes. From the global pandemic to the world-wide response to racial injustice, interprofessional education (IPE) has been tasked with responding to multiple challenges. From design to debriefing, all aspects of IPE events required adaptation. Through virtual collaborations, faculty development, and consideration of systemic racism and social determinants of health, the University of Pittsburgh successfully moved a large, in-person, introductory event to a virtual setting with contemporary themes.…