Our History

As we reflect on the National Center milestones and the many milestones of the past century, we are reminded that we do indeed stand on the shoulders of giants like Edmund Pellegrino and DeWitt (Bud) Baldwin Jr., among others. We continue a century-long legacy of working to redesign health professions education for interprofessional teamwork, and to redesign health and healthcare delivery to realize the potential of effective interprofessional collaboration to achieve the outcomes that matter most for the individuals, families, and communities that we serve. 


Origins of the Nexus

Barbara F. Brandt
Founding Director, National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education


Creating the Nexus - A Public Private Partnership

George Thibault
Immediate Past President, Josiah Macy Jr. Foundation



Milestones Timeline - Coming Soon

Coming soon!  Explore an interactive Milestones Timeline of key national and local events influencing interprofessional practice and education at the University of Minnesota.