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School of Medicine Greenville

Luminaries in Medicine Speaker Series

The Luminaries in Medicine lecture series was initiated by the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville in August 2012 to bring the local Greenville medical community into closer dialogue with the most influential voices in healthcare and medicine. As we collectively imagine the transformation of health care delivery in the Upstate Region, we welcome all of our health care students and practitioners, local leaders and members of the general community to join in the conversation through interaction with our speakers.

2018 Luminary in Medicine Honoree

A Great Truth Waiting for Scientific Confirmation: An Introduction to the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Barbara Brandt, PhD
Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education
Associate Vice President for Education, University of Minnesota Academic Health Center
Professor, Dept. of Pharmaceutical Care and Health Systems

March 20, 2018
5:00 p.m. - 6:15 p.m.

USC School of Medicine Greenville
Lecture Hall


Dr. Brandt

About Barbara Brandt, Ph.D.

Renowned for her work in health professional education, and specifically, interprofessional education and continuing education Dr. Barbara Brandt serves as associate vice president within the University of Minnesota’s Academic Health Center, and she is the director of the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education, a public-private partnership and cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration, established in 2012.


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Dr. Brandt’s responsibilities include implementing AHC-wide interprofessional education, community-based education, technology-enhanced learning and faculty development. She also serves as director and principal investigator of the Minnesota Area Health Education Center Network, and director of the Office of Interprofessional Workforce Development of the Clinical Translational Science Institute. Dr. Brandt, a professor in the College of Pharmacy, has worked in a number of areas of curricular and educational change in pharmacy and the health professions.

Dr. Brandt holds a bachelor of arts in the teaching of history from the University of Illinois at Chicago and a master of education and doctor of philosophy degrees in continuing education (specializing in continuing professional education for the health professions) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. In 2013 she was recognized as a University of Illinois Distinguished Alumna. She completed a W.K. Kellogg Foundation-sponsored, post-doctoral fellowship for faculty in adult and continuing education at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

For a very brief interview with Dr. Brandt, see


Previous Luminaries in Medicine Speakers

  • 2017 Steven Wartman, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2016 David Irby, Ph.D.
  • 2015 Doug C. Wallace, Ph.D.
  • 2014 Kenneth M. Ludmerer, M.D.
  • 2014 Ronald. M. Harden, M.D.
  • 2013 David K.C. Cooper, M.D., Ph.D.
  • 2012 Ben Carson, M.D.