Western States’ Professor Appointed as Executive Director to a Newly-Formed Consortium for Chiropractic Educators

Ron LeFebvre, MA, DC, professor in the clinical education department at the University of Western States (UWS), has been appointed the first executive director of the Consortium of Evidence-Informed Practice Educators (CEIPE).

At UWS, Dr. LeFebvre serves as the project manager directing the creation of protocols and care pathways for the UWS clinic system as well as program coordinator for the EIP curriculum. One of his first tasks as executive director will be establishing the EIP Educator’s Exchange, a website that allows for members of CEIPE to exchange teaching tools, tips and curricular ideas.

Ron LeFebvreDr. LeFebvre also coordinated the inaugural conference for teachers, curriculum planners and clinical supervisors who develop and manage programs for evidence-informed chiropractic care hosted at UWS in July 2013. See more about the conference here.

“My goal as executive director is to give it a firm foundation so it has some longevity, so that it actually has legs to it and becomes a model for how the various colleges can cooperate and collaborate.”

The first board of CEIPE includes members from colleges across the United States and the consortium has nearly every chiropractic college in the states as members and also includes several international colleges.

About CEIPE: The mission of the Consortium of Evidence-Informed Practice Educators is to provide leadership, training, and support to those chiropractic institutions and educators dedicated to preparing their learners with the skills, knowledge and attitudes which are necessary to deliver evidenced-informed health care. In addition, the consortium offers a framework for inter-collegiate cooperation, scholarship, and the dissemination of information. Website coming soon.