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Congratulations to Kimberly R. Enard, PhD, MBA, MSHA, FACHE, Associate Professor, Department of Health Management and Policy, Saint Louis University, for being selected as the 2024 John D. Thompson Prize recipient. Dr. Enard is an Associate Professor in the Department of Health Management and Policy at Saint Louis University. She will be celebrated at the Awards Presentation and Luncheon scheduled to be held on Wednesday, June 5, 2024, during AUPHA's 2024 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. Congratulations, Kimberly!
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In this season of gratitude, we want to thank our generous program members and supporters for their early participation as sponsors of the 2024 Annual Meeting , scheduled to be held at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel, Tampa, Florida, June 4 th – 6 th . We are grateful to these members - to many for their long and continuing support - and to our newest sponsors, for their generosity. To add your program’s name to the list, please visit our sponsorship opportunities page on the Annual Meeting website. Registration for the Annual Meeting, along with a link to book accommodations at the JW Marriott Tampa Water Street Hotel, will open early next ...
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AUPHA Digital Break

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After a busy fall, AUPHA is taking a much needed break from scheduled Zoom meetings beginning Tuesday, December 19th through Wednesday, January 3rd. This hiatus will also accommodate the holiday closing of AUPHA’s office beginning Friday, December 22nd. We will return to the office on Wednesday, January 3rd. We wish all our friends and colleagues a happy holiday season and all good things in the year ahead.
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A Time For Reflection Greetings AUPHA Colleagues: This time of year - the end of the fall semester, preparation for the holidays, and an approaching new year - always brings reflection, contemplation, and wonderment. For me, both about my personal life; and about my work life, AUPHA, and our field of healthcare management education. History and Legacy 2023 has been a celebratory year for AUPHA, our 75th Anniversary. We marked the occasion with a special yearlong theme of “Leading Boldly Into The Future: Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence,” highlighted by holding our 2023 Annual Meeting at National Harbor, Maryland, just ...
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Chair's Blog

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Embracing Gratitude in a Tech-Driven World Introduction In my last column, I spoke about artificial intelligence (AI) and how the field of health administration education could use AI to tackle the challenge of delivering quality. Given our fast-paced lives and the increasing demands on our time, it is clear that our future and the future of delivering quality in all facets of our jobs will be enhanced through AI. As I dive deeper into using AI in my daily life, from using Amazon’s Alexa to ChatGPT, I do not always realize how I interact and ask questions. One day, our son, Luke, asked me, “Dad, why do you always say please or thank ...
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A reminder that registration for the 2024 Academic Program and Practitioner Workshop , scheduled to be held at the ACHE Congress in Chicago on March 26th, 7:00 – 11:45am Central time , is now open! Register by March 4th and save.
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AUPHA’s Annual Meeting offers exhibitors access to hundreds of members representing colleges, universities, and organizations focused on healthcare management. Exhibiting and advertising opportunities are now available. For more information, consult the 2024 Annual Meeting Exhibitor and Advertiser Opportunities Guide .
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Larry Gray Announced as first Master of Health Administration Executive in Residence
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We are so proud of our Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD) Honor Society. This past June 7th, 2023, we inducted 241 new UPD/UOPX/COHP members into the AUPHA Honor Society. We also awarded nine of our members checks for $1,000 for their project assignments. This was the first year we were were able to celebrate both events! Congratulations to each recipient and applicant alike! Well done team! Sincerely, Dr. Schultz on behalf of the College of Health Professions/University of Phoenix
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Bert Little, PhD, professor and interim chair, Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences (HMSS), recently published "COVID-19 infection and mortality among non-pregnant indigenous adults in Mexico 2020-2022: Impact of marginalization" in the Journal of Global Health. Researchers analyzed the effects of being indigenous and marginalized on COVID-19 infection fatality in Mexico. The team determined indigenous marginalized individuals with COVID-19 had higher risk of hospitalization and ICU admission, were less likely to receive mechanical ventilation, and had a 4% higher COVID-19 mortality risk than non-indigenous patients. The research team concluded improved ...
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Two CPHSJ Faculty Receive AUPHA Accolades at Annual Meeting Two Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice faculty members received honors at this summer's Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) Annual Meeting. At the Annual Meeting this June in Maryland, the organization formally announced Kimberly R. Enard, PhD, MBA, MSHA, FACHE, SLU's Master of Health Administration program director, as one of four new board members for AUPHA (PDF). Enard also serves as an associate professor of health management and policy at SLU, and is a board-certified health care management professional. "We ...
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Howard University is deeply committed to producing generations of healthcare professionals who will build access to care for underrepresented and under-resourced communities nationwide. That commitment is growing through the university's 100% online Master of Health Administration (MHA) Degree Program . Offered through the College of Nursing and Allied Health Sciences, our MHA Degree Program is an Associate Graduate Program Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Graduates will be marketable professionals prepared to be leaders and innovators in the fastest-projected growth sector of all occupations. According ...
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AUPHA would like to recognize the seven undergraduate healthcare management programs, including the second program outside of North America, that successfully met the established criteria for AUPHA certification during 2023. To obtain this recognition, these programs completed a year-long peer review process that examines their curricula, faculty, educational outcomes, and more. California State University Northridge Davenport University Howard University Metropolitan State University of Denver Taipei Medical University Tennessee State University University of Minnesota Duluth AUPHA thanks the following ...
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In 2023, 155 AUPHA member programs awarded $100,000 in Foster G. McGaw Scholarships to 185 students. AUPHA Full Graduate , Full Certified Undergraduate , and Associate Doctoral programs are eligible to award scholarships. For information on how your program can participate, contact Director of Membership Chris Anne Sanyer at csanyer@aupha.org .
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the panelists for the 2024 Annual Meeting Pre-Conference Keynote . This keynote will be held virtually on Tuesday, May 21, 2024, 2:00 - 3:15 p.m. ET , and will include Lisa Mallory, PhD, MBA, Chief Executive Officer, National Association of Health Services Executives, Gayle Capozzalo, FACHE, Executive Director, The Equity Collaborative, Carol Emmott Foundation, Teri Fontenot, Board of Directors - AMN Healthcare Services and Amerisafe, Fawn Lopez, Publisher Emeritus of Modern Healthcare, and Ruth E. Williams-Brinkley, FACHE, President, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Mid-Atlantic States, Inc. Visit the AUPHA 2024 Annual Meeting ...
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The Call for Proposals for the 2024 AUPHA Annual Meeting is now open through 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time on Monday, January 8, 2024 . This is for all poster and session submissions for the Annual Meeting, which includes the Doctoral Track, Undergraduate Track, Global Track (formerly Global Symposium), and general meeting sessions. As in past years, the Annual Meeting Planning Committee has developed several sub-themes within this year’s theme of Reimagine, Reinvent, Transform. They are listed within the Call for Proposals Information Packet , where you can also learn about the submission types, requirements, rating criteria, and submission ...
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After hearing member feedback, AUPHA has instituted several changes to the Art of Teaching Institute (ATI) to make courses more accessible to members. They include: New, reduced registration rates for members Group discounts of 10-20% off Redesigned virtual courses with more self-paced work to account for busy schedules Courses through May have been scheduled as follows: January 2024 : Taking Your Course to the Next Level: A QI Approach to Aligning Competencies, Content, Teaching and Learning Methods, and Assessment Methods Offered in three, 45-minute virtual sessions with asynchronous work in between February 2024 ...
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AUPHA’s Data Warehouse now includes de-identified results from the spring 2023 surveys regarding practitioner scholars, in addition to data from other AUPHA surveys dating back to 2020. AUPHA member programs who have completed the most recent Annual Survey receive free access to all de-identified data collected by AUPHA. If your program did not complete the most recent Annual Survey, you may request access to this data for a fee. Any program requesting access for specific research purposes should first ensure that they have received approval from their institution's IRB. Individual faculty members may be granted access to peruse the data ...
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The Quint Studer Gratitude Prize for Teaching Excellence Selection Committee is pleased to announce Sue Boren, PhD, MHA, FACMI, FAMIA, as the 2024 recipient of the Quint Studer Prize for Teaching Excellence. Dr Boren is a Professor in the Department of Health Sciences at the University of Missouri. She also serves as the Director for the Master of Health Administration Program. The Prize will be presented to Boren at the Awards Presentation session on Wednesday, June 5th during AUPHA’s 2024 Annual Meeting in Tampa, Florida. The Quint Studer Gratitude Prize for Teaching Excellence was established in 2021 to honor Quint Studer - healthcare executive ...
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The recording of the David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship 2023 Informational Webinar has been posted on the AUPHA Fellowships and Scholarships page . The application deadline is October 16, 2023. Please share this information with your graduate students. For more information, please visit David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship .
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