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Dr. Ruby E. Grymonpre, B.Sc. (Pharm.), PharmD, FCSHP

Dr. Ruby Grymonpre is a professor at the College of Pharmacy, Rady Faculty of Health Sciences.

The receipt of a $1.1 million Health Canada grant for the project entitled: “Interprofessional Education in Geriatric Care” in 2005 marked a turning point in Dr. Grymonpre’s career.

Between 2008-2015 Dr. Grymonpre was the Interprofessional Education Coordinator for the University of Manitoba. She was actively involved in the Health Canada funded Accreditation of Interprofessional Health Education (AIPHE) projects, serving as the educator consultant and co-chair.

Dr. Grymonpre has been a Steering Committee member of the Canadian Interprofessional Health Collaborative (CIHC) since its inception in 2005, a co-chair to the CIHC Evaluation subcommittee, and is currently appointed to the Board of the CIHC. She represents the CIHC on the World Coordinating Committee on Interprofessional Education and Collaborative Practice (WCC).

Most recently she has been appointed as a Reference Member to the “Securing an Interprofessional Future for Australian Health Professional Education and Practice” project, Vice Chair of the WCC, and serves as the project co-chair to the Canadian Patient Safety Institute Safety Competency Framework 2nd Edition, and a Board Member of the Manitoba Tobacco Reduction Alliance (MANTRA).

She has over 120 publications, over 90 invited presentations, and 71 poster presentations to her credit.

As IPE coordinator for the University of Manitoba (2008-2015), Dr. Grymonpre had the opportunity to collaborate with several IPE ambassadors within and external to the University of Manitoba in conducting evaluations of the various activities of the IPE Initiative.

She was the lead author on one paper in the Journal of Interprofessional Care (2016) and two papers in the Canadian Journal for Higher Education (2016).

She was also recently invited by the Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy to submit an article entitled: "Are pharmacy students learning to be effective collaborators to work within health care teams through our IPE initiatives? Pro-" (2016) and by the Journal of Taibah University of Medical Sciences to submit an article entitled: “Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education (IPE): Reflections from an IPE Coordinator” (2016).

She was a co-author on a student-led paper entitled: “Crucial Conversations as an Interprofessional Learning Opportunity”, recently published in the Journal of Interprofessional Care and co-author on a 2016 Ottawa Conference international consensus statement on the assessment of interprofessional capabilities.

Further, Dr. Grymonpre was the principal investigator on various research projects including: Interprofessional Competency Tools for Internationally Educated Health Professionals and Building and Enhancing the Tobacco Cessation Capacity of Health Professional Interveners – Interprofessional Learning Opportunities for Pre-licensure Health Professional Learners.

Research areas/interest

Dr. Grymonpre’s current interest in interprofessional education and collaborative practice stems from over 25 years of experience in geriatric pharmacy where her clinical practice and scholarly works involved an exploration of medication management issues in older adults and provided evidence to support the role of pharmacists on interprofessional geriatric teams.

Select publications and/or presentations

1. Grymonpre R, Koenig R, McAdams M, Bainbridge L, Deutschlander S, Dziedkwich R, Harrison L, Mickelson G, Nanayakkara S, Suter E. (2017) Integrating Interprofessional Practice Competencies into the Pathways to Licensure for Internationally Educated Health Professionals. Healthcare Quarterly. (in press)

2. Mowat S, Hein C, Walsh T, MacDonald L, Grymonpre R, Sisler J. (2017) Changing Attitudes and Practice Behaviors through Interprofessional Oral-Systemic Health Education in Continuing Professional Development. Journal of Dental Education. (in press)

3. Arain M, Suter E, Hepp S, Nanayakkara S, Harrison L, Mickelson G, Bainbridge L, Grymonpre R. Interprofessional Competency Tools for Internationally Educated Health Professions: Evaluation and pilot testing. (2017). Journal of Continuing Education in the Health Professions. (in press)

4. Arain M, Suter E, Mallinson S, Hepp S, Deutschlander S, Nanayakkara S, Harrison L, Mickelson G, Bainbridge L, Diadekwich R, Grymonpre R. (2017) Interprofessional Education for Internationally Educated Health Professions: An Environmental Scan. Journal of Multidisciplinary Healthcare. 2017;10:87-93

5. Rogers G, Thistlethwaite J, Moran M, Grymonpre R, Abrandt M, Dahlgren M, Anderson L, Samarasekera D. (2017) International consensus statement on the assessment of interprofessional leaning outcomes. Ottawa Conference. Medical Teacher. 2017;39(4):347-59

6. Grymonpre R. (2016) Faculty Development in Interprofessional Education (IPE): Reflections of an IPE Coordinator. Journal of Taibah University of Medical Sciences. 2016;11(6):510-519

7. Grymonpre R. (2016) Are pharmacy students learning to be effective collaborators to work within health care teams through our IPE initiatives? The “Pro” side. Point Counterpoint. Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacists. 2016;69(5):420-422.

8. Grymonpre, R., Bowman, S., Rippin-Sisler, C., Klaasen, K., Bapuji S., Norrie, O., Metge, C., Every team needs a coach: Training for interprofessional clinical placements. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 2016;30(5):2016.

9. Delisle M, Grymonpre R, Whitely R, Wirtzfeld D. Crucial Conversations: An interprofessional learning opportunity for senior health care learners. Journal of Interprofessional Care. 30(6):2016.

10. Grymonpre, R., Ateah, C., Dean, H., Heinonen, T., Holmqvist, M., MacDonald, L., Ready, A. E., Wener, P. (2016) Using an interprofessional education for collaborative person centred practice (IECPCP) framework for sustainable program implementation: The University of Manitoba experience. Canadian Journal of Higher Education. 2016;46(4):76-93

11. Grymonpre, R., Dean, H., James, M., Wener, P., Ready, A., E. MacDonald, L., Holmqvist, M., Fricke, M., Quantifying interprofessional learning in health professional programs: The University of Manitoba experience. (2016) Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016;46(4):94-114.

12. McLean R, Grymonpre R, Suter E, Deutschlander S, Tetroe J. (2013). Cultivating Research Use: Practical Reflections from a Case Study of a Knowledge Synthesis. Progress in Community Health Partnerships: Research, Education and Action (under review).

13. Schultz A, Dunford D, Atout R, Grymonpre R. Situating tobacco dependency education in health professional prelicensure curricula: An interprofessional learning opportunity. Canadian Journal of Respiratory Therapy 51;2015

14. Bozat-Emre S, Doupe M, Kozyrskyj A, Grymonpre R, Mahmud S. Atypical antipsychotic drug use and falls among nursing home residents in Winnipeg, Canada. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 3 Nov 2014. DOI:10.1002/gps.4223

15. Dean H, MacDonald L, Alessi-Severini S, Halipchuk J, Sellers E, Grymonpre R. (2014) Elements and enablers for interprofessional education in clinical placements in diabetes teams. Canadian Journal of Diabetes, 38(4), 273-278.

16. Nelson M, McTavish J, Torchia M, Grymonpre R. (2014). Working the System: How active, engaged patients approach primary healthcare services. The Patient Experience Journal 1(1):37-42

17. Thistlethwaite J, Khalili H, Grymonpre R, Atack L, Gilbert J, Espin S, Donelly C, Iglarsh A, Green C, Riva J, & Namavarian A. (2013). Introducing the global research interprofessional network (GRIN). Journal of Interprofessional Care 27(2): 107-109

18. Deustschlander S, Suter E, Grymonpre R. (2013). Interprofessional practice education: Do we need ‘interprofessional’ to recruit new graduates to underserved areas? Journal of Rural and Remote Health 13(4):2489.

19. Grymonpre RE, van Ineveld C, Nelson M. (2013). Interprofessional clinical placements as a recruitment strategy in geriatric medicine: Controlled before and after survey of student perceptions. Healthcare Quarterly 16(3):53-56

20. Grymonpre R. (2013). Interprofessional Education for Collaborative Person Centred Practice: From What and Why to How? Pharmacy Practice July 8, 2013.

21. Thistlewaite J, GRIN working group. (2012). Introducing the Global Research Interprofessional Network (GRIN). Editorial - Journal of Interprofessional Care Early Online 1-3.

22. Mickelson G, Suter E, Deutschlander S, Bainbridge L, Harrison L, Grymonpre R, Hepp S. (2012) Interprofessional Collaboration as a Health Human Resources Strategy: Moving Forward with a Western Provinces Research Agenda. Health Care Quarterly 15(4):41-46

23. Suter E, Duetschlander S, Nurani Z, Jarvis-Selinger S, Lait J, Bainbridge L, Harris L, Achiles S, Ho K, Grymonpre RE. (2012) Can Interprofessional Collaboration Provide Health Human Resources Solutions? A Knowledge Synthesis. Journal of Interprofessional Care. Early Online: 1-8

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