Contributions to STEMM
As the Director of Interprofessional Practice and Education (IPE), Dr. Hoggatt Krumwiede “works with faculty and students from different institutions and many programs in health care education such as physical therapy, prosthetics-orthotics, medicine, nursing, social work, pharmacy, and many more,” she said.
“IPE brings students and providers together to focus on the skills and strategies that help us work as a team to deliver the best possible care to our patients.”
Dr. Hoggatt Krumwiede’s current research efforts “include interprofessional education technology in the health care environment,” she explained. “I am collaborating with a team of educators to create an interprofessional team-based activity with both online and in-person students at the same time. Students can choose how they want to participate in class and still work together as a team on activities without the limits of physical location. This is how they will work together as health care providers in the future as well.”
Dr. Hoggatt Krumwiede was inspired to pursue her career by her family. “Both of my grandmothers were teachers, and they encouraged their children to pursue higher education,” she said.
“My father was a pediatrician, and my mother was a nurse, and together they encouraged their children to pursue higher education and the arts. As a result, I love medicine, art, computers, and education. I thank the advisers, college professors, and colleagues who helped me realize that I didn't have to choose one or the other.”
Specifically, “Dr. Gordon Green, M.D., a former Dean of the UT Southwestern School of Health Professions, helped me realize that my career didn't have to fit a mold and that I could forge my own path. No one could have predicted my career, but I had many that supported me in creating it,” Dr. Hoggatt Krumwiede said.
“There are always challenges and setbacks, even failures, when you are trying something new or reaching for something that hasn't been created yet,” Dr. Hoggatt Krumwiede said. “I am good at some things, but there are many things I have to do twice. The first time is my learning phase. I do things wrong, mess things up...fail. But then I figure out not only how to do things right, but many times how to do them better. I couldn't do that without the failure first. That was hard for me to embrace when I was younger, but now I understand the value of failure.”
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Without fail, Dr. Hoggatt Krumwiede’s favorite part of her job at UT Southwestern is “the students!” she said. “They bring such great new ideas and energy to everything. They genuinely want to help the patients and make health care better – and they want to do it together.” The students’ infectious energy motivates “me to do whatever I can do to help them – I am up for it,” she said.
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“Whether it is using boxing to help patients with Parkinson's disease, creating a virtual simulation in a multiplayer environment, using a 3D printer to help visualize something at a cellular level, or making an escape-room activity – I want to help.”