InterProfessional Student Alliance (IPSA) email:

2019-2020 IPSA Board Officers:

School of

  • Allied Health - Ashley Goodsell
  • Dentisty - 
  • Graduate Studies - 
  • Medicine - Haley Knight
  • Nursing - Denisha Pittman
  • Public Health


About IPSA: 

The Interprofessional Student Alliance (IPSA) was formed by a group of interprofessional students in order to help support the many exceptional, LSUHSC-student run  community outreach projects across campus..These outreach projects receive technical assistance from IPSA board members and financial support through a grant funded by the Alpha Omega Alpha (AOA) Medical Honors Society. These projects are all completely student led, have/encourage interprofessional participation, and have had much success bringing IPSA’s mission to life within our NOLA community, both on and off campus . They include:


  • Raised Root Student Garden’s Cooking Matters
  • New Orleans Women's and Children’s Shelter (NOWS) Outreach
  • New Orleans Adolescent Reproductive Health Project (NOARHP)
  • Student Mentors Advising Real Time Choices About Food and Eating (SMART Cafe)
  • Hotspotting
  • Sensory Funday
  • New Orleans Medical Innovators (NOMI)
  • Little Bitty Learning


*more information about these projects can be found on their specific webpages via the IPSA website*


Recently, IPSA has decided that its decision to solely support community outreach projects has actually driven away some interprofessional student organizations. IPSA has expanded its mission from specifically supporting community outreach projects to supporting any and, hopefully one day, all student led organizations  with an interprofessional component. Funding from the AOA grant will still be reserved for use by the community outreach projects, but technical assistance and organizational development will be offered to all IPSA-affiliated organizations. By expanding IPSA’s scope,we hope to create a more open and diverse interprofessional environment, in which students from  all backgrounds can  easily interact, learn, and grow into well-rounded healthcare leaders of tomorrow.