CAIPER reimagines teamwork and collaboration to transform healthcare.

We provide evidence-based strategies, training, and education to increase understanding of team collaboration and its impact on healthcare.



Engage diverse groups to advance interprofessional practice, education, and research


Pioneer novel and forward-thinking research, programming, and interventions


Identify and disseminate key scholarship and advancements in the field of interprofessionalism

From the Desk of CAIPER

The 10 on the Team
September 27, 2021

The 10 on the Team: Athena Aktipis

The 10 on the Team premiere interview features author, professor and podcast host Athena Aktipis answering 10 questions about teams and teamwork through the lens of a theoretical evolutionary biologist and cancer biologist. 

May 24, 2021

Top 3 Things for an Interprofessional Social Media Presence

CAIPER Communications Program Coordinator, Jody Thompson, shares her insights on expanding and managing the Center's multiple social media websites with an interprofessional approach.

February 4, 2021

NEW Microlearning Course for the Interprofessional Clinical Learning Environment

Now more than ever, there is a growing emphasis among health professions accrediting and regulatory bodies on the clinical learning environment (CLE) and teamwork as key to the improvement of healthcare education and delivery. CAIPER's newest training resources prepares learners to recognize and implement essential knowledge, skills and tools needed to build and optimal interprofessional CLE.

December 21, 2020

The Humility Paradigm and the Introduction of the Professional Humility Concept

CAIPER Director, Dr. Barret Michalec talks about the Humility Paradigm and the Center's new research and educational initiatives focused on promoting the values of humility and similar attributes as they relate to interprofessionalism.

December 3, 2020

From Students to Graduates: 3 Perspectives on Entering the Healthcare Workforce During a Pandemic

The newest article in the Stories from Field series features guest authors from Arizona State University Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation and Barret Honors College. Three graduates share their experiences of their final semester, including moral distress and student and care provider well-being, as they transition into the workforce during these unprecedented times.

October 22, 2020

How Harding University is Incorporating Interprofessional eLearning to Teach IPEC® Competencies

Guest author, Debbie Knight, talks about integrating CAIPER interprofessional eLearning modules into Harding University curriculum.

September 9, 2020

From the Diamond State to the Desert...Dr. Barret Michalec Joins CAIPER

“Let me get this straight. Your family is moving across the country to the desert, in the middle of a global pandemic, and in the middle of summer?  That’s your plan?  Only you, Michalec.” 

These were the words of ‘encouragement’ from a trusted colleague and friend over a virtual happy-hour in mid-June.


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CAIPER News & Events

March 1, 2021
On February 9, 2021, CAIPER'S Director, Dr. Barret Michalec, joined Edson College's Center for Mindfulness, Compassion and Resilience for their Midday Mindfulness series hosted by Dr. Teri Pipe, ASU Chief Well-being Officer, and Dr. Nika Gueci, Executive Director for University Engagement.