Methods for Incorporating Opioid Education into Health Professions Curricula

Presented by Sherry Jimenez, EdD, FNAOME and Jeremy Buchanan, BSSW on January 23, 2020 at 12:00 pm

This session will describe ways in which opioid abuse education has been hardwired into curricula at Lincoln Memorial University (Harrogate and Knoxville, TN) using interprofessional education as a framework through the use of technology, community involvement and interinstitutional relationships.

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Dr. Jimenez serves as the Associate Dean of Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (IPECP) at Lincoln Memorial University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (DCOM) located in Harrogate and Knoxville, Tennessee. She is responsible for administrative and operational oversight for the Center for Interprofessional Education and Simulation comprised of the Center for Simulation and Training (CST) and the American Heart Association (AHA) Training Center. Together with her dynamic team, she supports clinical training and improvement activities in undergraduate, graduate, and interprofessional education including but not limited to collaboration with medical, nursing and allied health programs. Dr. Jimenez is Vice Chair of the Tennessee Interprofessional Practice and Education Consortium (TIPEC) and a fellow of the National Academy of Osteopathic Medical Educators (NAOME).


Jeremy Buchanan, BSSW is the Clinical Exam Center (CEC) and IPE Manager at Lincoln Memorial
University DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine (LMU-DCOM).  He is responsible for developing
and facilitating curricular and extracurricular interprofessional education activities in partnership with
health professions programs at LMU as well as local colleges and organizations. Mr. Buchanan is an
accomplished field social worker with experience ranging from program development to direct client
support.  His time spent as a Child Protective Services Investigator, Home Health and Hospice Social
Worker, Bereavement Coordinator, and primary Social Worker on the discharge planning team in a small rural hospital has afforded him the opportunity to gain a uniquely diverse client centered perspective.