Screen Shot 2014-04-07 at 5.06.13 PMThe second issue of the Journal of the Academy of Distinguished Educators (JADE) is now available online.

The open-access publication is produced by New York University College of Dentistry (NYUCD), and is a component of the NYU Academy of Distinguished Educators, whose mission is to enhance overall teaching at the NYUCD and to stimulate excitement among teachers around their intellectual content.

According to NYUCD, JADE invites experts in higher education to face off on the “thorny” issues confronting higher education, while at the same time fostering interdisciplinary and inter-professional collaboration.

The current issue features a discussion of Inter-professional Education and Practice (IPE); a pedagogical approach to preparing health professions students to provide patient care in a collaborative team environment.

As stated by NYUCD, Vol.2 of JADE carries the theme of “Inter-professional Education and Practice: A Concept Whose Time Has Come.” The content includes guest editorial from Dr Stefanie Russell, associate professor of periodontology and implant dentistry, epidemiology, and health promotion. The issue also includes a centerpiece article by Dr Kathleen Klink, immediate past director of the Division of Medicine and Dentistry at the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), and Dr Renée Joskow, senior dental advisor and chief, oral health branch for HRSA; and commentaries by Dr Judith Haber, associate dean for graduate programs and the Ursula Springer Leadership Professor in Nursing at the NYU College of Nursing, and Dr Marko Vujicic, managing vice president of the American Dental Association’s Health Policy Resources Center.