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Janice Odiaga


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Billings Fellow
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Associate Professor
Rush University College of Nursing
  • Public Health
  • Healthy Policy
  • State of Disability
  • Social Determinents
Additional Interests
Interprofessional collaboartive practice and education, social determinant of health, preventative oral health care, global health
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Dr. Jan Odiaga is an Associate Professor, Program Director for the Primary Care Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Program, Department of Woman Children and Family Nursing, Rush College of Nursing and Director, Office of Interprofessional Education. Selected member to IPEC's expert panel: Leveraging the IPEC Competency Framework to Transform Health Professions Education Interprofessional
Dr. Odiaga has been a Co-Principle Investigator on an Interprofessional Educational Pediatric through Aging (IPEPA) grant funded from the Division of Nursing (DN), Bureaus of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Human services (HHS) under grant number D09HP25915 and title, Interprofessional Education Pediatrics through Aging (IPEPA) for $1,119,455. This grant developed and piloted interprofessional learning activities for over 1188 students across 4 colleges. Faculty development workshops provided strategies to incorporate interprofessional education and collaborative practice with in their programs Over 256 Faculty attended workshops. As a result of the piloted interprofessional work Rush University has funded a 3 year program to develop student and faculty competencies in Interprofessional Patient Centered Teams for $1,478,117. Her Doctorate in Nursing Practice was from Rush University College of Nursing. She practiced in primacy care for 20 years before becoming involved in graduate nursing education. Her research interest and projects are in interprofessional education and collaborative practice, oral and global health. Dr. Odiaga has presented at the National Organization of Nurse Practitioner Faculty (NONPF), The National League of Nursing (NLN), National Association of Pediatric Nurses and Practitioners (NAPNAP), American Association of the College of Nurses (AACN, Doctors of Nursing Practice (DNP)) and Jefferson Interprofessional Conferences and NEXUS on related topics.
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