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The Gratitude Symposium, hosted by Quint Studer and the Studer Family of Companies, begins on Monday, May 3 rd .  The event will feature 45 inspiring and compelling speakers and is FREE to anyone studying or working in healthcare. There is still time to register yourself or to register all of your faculty, staff and students. Thanks to the incredible generosity of Quint and this wonderful cadre of colleagues, AUPHA is grateful to be one of two organizations that will benefit financially from the Symposium. We are grateful for this tremendous gift of $25,000 to AUPHA, and honored to be recognized along with The DAISY Foundation.   Additional questions? Contact ...
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North Texas MHA women make history as Women's History Month begins : Three diverse women from the University of North Texas Health Science Center's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program are kicking off Women's History Month 2021 with a bang, advancing for the first time in the program's history to the semifinals category of a top North American student case competition. University of North Texas Health Science Center MHA faculty and Executives in Residence lead 2021 ACHE National Congress on Healthcare Leadership educational sessions
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Rutgers University inducted twenty-three students into Upsilon Phi Delta . View the Linkedin post for more pictures from the inaugural induction.
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Management Series books from Health Administration Press present knowledge and best practices from prominent healthcare leaders with vast experience in their fields. Covering topics such as executive leadership, career development, strategy, patient safety, and more, these best-selling and award-winning titles provide how-to guidance and lessons learned with real-life examples. Incorporating these practical resources into your courses will provide your students with an advantage when they begin their healthcare management careers. HAP’s 2021 Publications Catalog details the newest releases and management series titles by topic. Visit HAP to learn more.
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Ethics and Law Faculty Forum The source for resources on teaching ethics and law to health administration students and for integrating ethics and law into other health administration courses. We facilitate the exchange of ideas, the sharing of best practices, and the development of innovative strategies for teaching ethics and law to health administration students. Chair: Michael McDonough, Rutgers University Chair-elect: Jeff Sconyers, University of Washington Finance, Economics & Insurance Faculty Forum This Faculty Forum works to identify core knowledge/skills in accounting, finance, economics, and insurance in sequence (undergraduate, graduate) ...
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Spring Greetings AUPHA Colleagues: This past month I completed my first year as President and CEO of AUPHA. I have been thinking quite a bit about what we’ve accomplished in the past 12 months and what we need to do moving forward. I am proud of how we’ve responded to the COVID-19 pandemic - listening closely and intentionally; pivoting to everything virtual; launching new complimentary monthly webinars and town halls; collecting nearly 30 new case studies for applied learning; temporarily reducing dues by 10% across all membership categories; producing the Well-Being and Resilience Tool Kit in collaboration with Quint Studer; and ending Fiscal Year 2020, a ...
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The next issue of the Journal of Health Administration Education will be available on April 30th. It is a special COVID-19 issue. The issue includes: Introduction to the Special Issue Author: Friedman, Leonard Guest Editors Perspective Authors: Hewitt, Anne; Gambescia, Stephen; Kiel, Joan The COVID-19 Fallout: Understanding Healthcare Management Student Perspectives on the Shift from In-Person to Remote Course Instruction Authors: Louis, Christopher; Landry, Amy; Silvera, Geoffrey; Robbins, Julie; Shay, Patrick; Lee, Heather; Felix, Joel; Cave, Sarah; Fishman, Paul Teaching During the COVID-19 Pandemic; MHSA Faculty Experiences ...
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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: National University, CA, has joined with both Associate Graduate and Associate Undergraduate memberships. The programs offer a Bachelor of Science Healthcare Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration. Norfolk State University , VA, has added an Associate Graduate membership. The program offers a Master of Healthcare Administration. University of Kentucky , KY, has added an Associate Undergraduate membership. The program offers a Bachelor of Health Sciences. University of Texas at Tyler , TX, has added an Associate Graduate membership. The program offers an Executive ...
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All Full Graduate and Full Certified Undergraduate Program Directors should have received the 2021 AUPHA Board of Directors Election ballot via an email from Simply Voting. The election closes at midnight on Thursday, May 6, 2021. Please contact Chris Anne Sanyer , Director of Membership, if you have any questions.
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Congratulations to the 2021 AUPHA Prize and Scholarship Recipients! Sherry Glied, PhD , Named Recipient of the 2021 William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research John Brady, DHA, FACHE , Named 2021 Recipient of the Glandon Family Scholarship for Advancement of Healthcare Management Education Leonard H. Friedman, PhD, MPH, FACHE , Named Recipient of the 2021 Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership Chris Louis, PhD, MHA, Named Recipient of the 2021 John D. Thompson Prize
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Good – Better – Best Many years ago, I listened to a talk by my former Brigham Young University President Dallin H. Oaks titled “Good – Better – Best. ” His message resonated with me then and more so now. He noted that most of us have more things expected of us than we can possibly do. In our many and varied roles, we face many choices on what we will do with our time and other resources. President Oaks counseled that we should begin by recognizing the reality that just because something is good is not a sufficient reason for doing it. Some things are better than good, and these are the things that should command priority attention in our lives. He then ...
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AUPHA congratulates our members and member programs who were recognized during the 2021 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership: Dr. Len Friedman, one of three ACHE members who were recognized for recruiting the greatest number of new members or successfully encouraging advancement to Fellow. Academic programs whose students were recipients of the Richard J. Stull Essay Competition for 2021: In the Undergraduate Division, Texas State University (1st), Auburn University (2nd), and Loyola University Chicago (3rd). In the Graduate Division, University of Minnesota (1st), Baylor University (2nd), and The George Washington University (3rd). ...
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On behalf of the AUPHA Board of Directors, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, staff, and membership, a special thank you to these program sponsors who have already signed up as sponsors of the 2021 Virtual Annual Meeting, scheduled to be held this June 8 - 24. It is only through the generosity and support of these sponsors that AUPHA is able to keep the registration fee at the low rate of $175 for members; nonmembers are able to attend the Annual Meeting for an additional $100, or $275. Additional benefits have been added this year to allow for more visibility and greater value for program sponsors. It's not too late to participate and enjoy benefits ...
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SPECIAL PRE-CONFERENCE SESSION ANNOUNCED! Reflections on Recent Lessons in Advancing Health Equity During a Public Health Emergency featuring Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP   As we shared last week, thanks to the generous sponsorship of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE), AUPHA is delighted to announce a special keynote presentation scheduled to be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, 1:00 – 2:15pm eastern time. The presentation will feature  Adaeze Enekwechi, PhD, MPP, a healthcare executive and leading voice in health policy including payment, equity and evidence-based policy making. She is committed to building a healthcare ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the 2021 prize recipients. Leonard H. Friedman, PhD, MPH, FACHE, Named Recipient of the 2021 Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership Chris Louis, PhD, MHA, Named Recipient of the 2021 John D. Thompson Prize The prizes will be awarded during the 2021 Annual Meeting .
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As we were winding down this past year, I asked some friends what one word best describes 2020. Responses included: Hellacious. Unprecedented. Heartache. Confusion. Fear. Disruption. Apocalyptic. Omnishambles (British slang). Dumpsterfire (I know, two words). While these descriptions seemed on target, other responses were more provocative, including challenging, eye-opening, revealing, humbling, and life-changing. However you describe or choose to remember 2020, I hope you will focus on the positive, on how much you have learned and grown, how much we have to be grateful for, and on the continued and steady growth and progress of our students, our academic ...
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Register Now for AUPHA’s Academic Program and Practitioner Workshop Registration for AUPHA’s 2021 Academic Program and Practitioner Workshop, Achieving Inclusive Excellence at the Intersection of Healthcare and Higher Education ,  is now open. The Workshop begins on Tuesday, March 23, 11:00am – 12:00Noon, with the joint ACHE/AUPHA Keynote presentation featuring Ruth Williams-Brinkley, Regional President, Mid-Atlantic States, at Kaiser Permanente. The Workshop continues with two panel sessions, one each on Wednesday, March 24 and Thursday, March 25.  To learn more about the APPW and the panelists, and to register, please visit here .
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On Wednesday, March 31st, from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Eastern , AUPHA will host a webinar, Innovative and Creative Teaching Approaches and Methods . This session will be delivered by the Chair and Chair-elect of the AUPHA Innovative Teaching Faculty Forum, Drs. Patrick Shay of Trinity University and Amanda Dorsey of the University of Alabama at Birmingham. This webinar will provide participants with an overview of inventive teaching techniques that can and have been used in health administration classrooms. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and share their own approaches during this interactive webinar. Registration details and more information will ...
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The Ins and Outs of AUPHA: It’s All About Relationships Greetings colleagues, As I approach my one-year anniversary of assuming the role of President and CEO of AUPHA, I’ve been thinking a lot about all that’s happened the past year. About our progress as a community, even in the face of the worst global pandemic in over 100 years. And I’ve been reflecting on how I spend my time - my work with our very talented AUPHA team, dedicated and hard-working Board, all of you - the AUPHA community, and our partner organizations and leaders in the health professions and higher education. Upon reflection, it feels like in typical weeks I divide my time fairly evenly ...
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News from the Board February 24, 2021 - AUPHA’s Board of Directors issued the following statement today with regard to program rankings: AUPHA Is Rankings Neutral The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) is neutral to third party-rankings, lists of subjective comparisons, and competitive quests among academic programs.  In support of our vision to be recognized as the global leader in advancing higher education and scholarship in healthcare management and policy, AUPHA seeks to be not only diverse, but also inclusive, equitable, and collaborative in our relations with all graduate and undergraduate health administration ...
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