Building student involvement, fostering civic engagement and enhancing community service to advance public health. 


The overarching goal of this student-led organization is to foster, support, and promote opportunities for interprofessional collaboration between dental and other health professions.

Students for Interprofessional Practice and Education (SIPE) members will:

  • Foster student leadership through the planning and execution of diverse extracurricular IPE activities
  • Engage with TUSDM faculty to inspire IPE innovation and,
  • Participate in the continual improvement and expansion of IPE opportunities for all TUSDM students.


We plan on hosting conversations with experts in other healthcare fields, workshops with other healthcare professionals and TUSDM clubs, and book club meetings.

President: Lena Syed, (D24)

Vice President: Mehtab Manji, (D22)

Treasurer: Austin Phan, (D23)

Secretary/D3 Liaison: Maheen Rahman, (D23)

D4 Liaison: Diego Lopez, (D22)

D2 Liaison: Sara Kashani, (D24)

D1 Liaison: Esther Yi (D25)

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Ellen Patterson, MD, MA & Dr. Karin Arsenault DMD, MPH