Deborah Fahs is an Assistant Professor, DNP, FNP in the Graduate Entry Program in Nursing. She teaches in the areas of advanced health assessment and interprofessional longitudinal education. Fahs has served on the curriculum design committee at the Yale School of Medicine when IPE was in its infancy stages and since that time, has been a key player in designing, implementing and evaluating three pilot projects among the Yale School of Medicine, Yale Physician Associate Program and Yale School of Nursing. She has developed didactic and clinical curricula for students from all three professional schools and has served as a student coach. She is currently a section leader for interprofessional longitudinal clinical experience (ILCE) and currently has 3 publications related to IPE.
Fahs was awarded the Nightingale Award for nursing excellence, the DAISY Award for excellence in nursing education and most recently, the Inspiring Yale Award for her work as faculty and clinical educator in the School of Nursing and for her pioneering efforts in the development of IPE at Yale. She works with the Yale School of Medicine in “Power Day” an initiative to level hierarchies and recognize power disparities and their impact on health care providers and patients.