University of Virginia School of Nursing
Haizlip, who teaches both students and clinicians teamwork skills, will be officially inducted into the National Academies of Practice in Medicine in March, 2019.

UVA School of Nursing professor Julie Haizlip, a physician specializing in pediatrics who directs the School’s interprofessional outreach, was named a distinguished fellow of the National Academies of Practice in Medicine.

Haizlip will be inducted at a Pentagon City, Va., ceremony to be held in early March, 2019.


Number of national academies fellows on UVA Nursing's faculty, including 32 Fellows of the American Academy of Nursing

Over the course of her career, Haizlip developed a deep and abiding interest in positive psychology, appreciative practice and interprofessional learning and teaching. Currently researching the concept of “mattering” in healthcare with colleagues at the Darden School of Business – the perception that one is significant in the lives of others and has an impact in the world – Haizlip is interested in how the presence (and absence) of mattering impacts practice, personal well-being, professional longevity, and burnout, especially among physicians and nurses.

As ASPIRE’s co-director and a clinical professor of nursing, Haizlip educates both students and faculty to improve their teamwork skills and cohesion when operating within healthcare teams. Haizlip is also among the core planners of the center’s twice-annual Train-the-Trainer Conference, initially funded by the Macy Foundation and the Center for Interprofessional Learning and Practice, for which she’s developed a host of novel workshops and simulations to engage attendees, including the “No Room for Error Patient Safety Exercise” and the LegoBot Challenge.

Haizlip also directs UVA’s Center for Appreciative Practice – which organizes regular workshops and lecture series, including the Wisdom & Well-Being lecture series and UVA’s offering of Schwartz Center Rounds – and has authored books, chapters and articles on appreciative practice, interprofessional learning, and positive psychology. Her 2012 article – “The Negativity Bias, Medical Education, and the Culture of Academic Medicine: Why Culture Change is So Hard” – earned a prize from the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Haizlip completed medical school and a residency at the University of North Carolina, and did pediatric critical care training at the University of Utah. Board-certified in pediatrics and pediatric critical care, Haizlip has more than a decade of service, and continues to practice with UVA’s pediatric sedation service.

The National Academies of Practice was established in 1981 to advise government bodies on healthcare issues and systems. Distinguished practitioners and scholars are elected by peers from across 14 different health professions to join the only interprofessional group of healthcare practitioners and scholars dedicated to the support of affordable, accessible, coordinated quality care for all.