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Gratitude and Pride AUPHA colleagues: At the beginning of this new academic year, I am overwhelmed with gratitude and pride. Gratitude for the many organizations and individuals that are passionate about healthcare management and leadership and health policy education and practice. Pride not in but for the achievements of AUPHA and our incredible community of university member faculty and staff, practitioner scholars, individual members, the AUPHA Board and staff, and our valued partner organizations. Gratitude to All If you’re reading this column, it’s very likely that I am grateful to you. I am grateful to the AUPHA Board for their commitment, loyalty, ...
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Hello and welcome to a new school year. I am very thankful for the opportunity to be the AUPHA Board Chair for 2022-2023. I want to thank Jason Turner for his excellent leadership this past year. We have seen tremendous progress in the AUPHA Strategic Plan, and I am especially proud of the Board’s work on the Teaching Excellence Awards. Bringing teaching excellence to the forefront of AUPHA is critical and this past year we did a great job under Jason’s leadership and insights and forward thinking from Dan and Jaime. We still have work to do and this coming year I hope to see more engagement and progress in updating the Body of Knowledge. One goal of mine as ...
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The next issue of the Journal of Health Administration Education will be available soon. The new issue, Volume 39, Number 1, Summer 2022, will be available by September 30th.
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Nominations for the 2023 Filerman, Thompson, and Studer Gratitude Prizes are now being accepted. The requirements for each of these prizes may be viewed by clicking on the links below. Note that completed nominations must be received by Monday, October 17, 2022. 2023 Filerman Prize 2023 Thompson Prize 2023 Quint Studer Gratitude Prize If you have any questions, or need additional information, please contact Lena Dixon at ldixon@aupha.org .
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Thank you to all the Faculty Forum Leaders, speakers, and attendees who took time out of your busy schedules to make the Faculty Forum Virtual Sessions so successful. Each session was recorded and the recordings, PowerPoint slides, and chat transcripts will be available to view by mid-October. When available, the recordings will be posted on the Faculty Forum Virtual Session page . Members will have access to all Faculty Forum recordings. You must log in to view the recordings. Many of the Faculty Forums are looking for new leadership. Please contact Chris Anne Sanyer , Director of Membership, if you are interested in volunteering for a leadership position. ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the remaining webinars in the 2022 fall series, which kicked off in August. Each month has a different focus – the three webinars in August focused on fellowships, while September offerings focused on teaching. View recorded webinars Register for upcoming webinars October – A Focus on Undergraduate Healthcare Management and Leadership Education An AUPHA 2022 Annual Meeting Encore Presentation: Undergraduate Certification Ignite Session - Thursday, October 6, 3:00-4:15 PM Eastern Time AUPHA Town Hall: Undergraduate Certification Standards Review and Revisions - Thursday, October 27, 3:00-4:00 PM Eastern Time ...
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AUPHA is pleased to be participating in Health Professions Week (HPW) again this year from November 5th to 11th. HPW is a free, weeklong event that explores over 20 career options and provides reliable, accessible resources about the diverse activities within healthcare. Feel free to share the registration link for #HPW2022 with students of all levels and locales, as well as other educators and colleagues. Daily events will include: November 5 - Health Talks November 6 - Self-Care Sunday November 7 - Career Scavenger Hunt + Webinars and Live Panels November 8 - Financial Literacy Day November 9 - EXPLORATION! Game + Webinars and Live Panels November ...
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West Virginia University School of Public Health is pleased to announce the addition of three tenure-stream faculty members joining the Department of Health Policy, Management and Leadership beginning Fall 2022. Joining WVU are: Dr. France Weaver (Associate Professor, Xavier University), Dr. Darren Liu (Associate Professor, Des Moines University), and Dr. Michael Fisher (Assistant Professor, Towson University). Each brings years of experience and accomplishment in health administration education. The addition of three new faculty reflects the significant growth of the school's Master of Health Administration (residential and executive/online tracks) and Bachelor ...
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The University of Iowa Department of Health Management and Policy is pleased to welcome Dr. Kristin Wilson as the director of its Master of Health Administration (MHA) Program effective July 1, 2022. Wilson will be appointed as an associate professor in the clinical track. Wilson earned a PhD in public health sciences with a concentration in health management and policy in 2008 from St. Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice. She earned an MHA degree from the same institution in 1993. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- ...
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Professor and Researcher SangNam Ahn, PhD, M.P.S.A . Joins Saint Louis University Health Management and Policy Department. Michael Rozier, S.J., PhD , Tapped for New Catholic Health Leadership Roles
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Dan Gentry, PhD, MHA, AUPHA President and CEO, has been elected to the Board of the National Alumni Association for the College of Charleston, Charleston, SC. Dan received his Bachelor’s degree from the College in 1984.
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Concordia University Irvine – Irvine, CA, has joined with a Full Graduate and an Associate Undergraduate program membership. The programs offer a Master of Healthcare Administration and a Bachelor of Arts, Healthcare Management. Eastern Virginia Medical School , Norfolk, VA, has joined as an Associate Graduate program member. The program offers a Master of Healthcare Administration. Iowa State University - Ames, IA, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate program member. The program offers a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management. Sacred Heart University – Fairfield, CT, ...
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Headed to New Orleans and NAHSE’s 2022 Educational Conference this October? Join AUPHA on Tuesday, October 11 th , 5:00 – 6:00pm for a Welcome Reception for AUPHA Member faculty, sponsored by these New Orleans program members: Dillard University Louisiana State University Tulane University University of New Orleans Visit the AUPHA Hospitality Suite Tuesday through Thursday for the events that are appropriate for you. A special thanks to the sponsors of the suite – the “Better Together” coalition – The American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE); the American Hospital Association’s (AHA) Institute for Diversity and Health Equity, (IFDHE); the National ...
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Welcome to AUPHA’s newest Corporate Partners! The Proximity Project is an eight-week cohort experience for leaders who want to examine and improve how they interact with and serve communities of color. The Proximity Project is not an isolated, intellectual exercise— leaders connect closely with patients, caregivers, and community leaders whose truth and insights inform participants’ reflections and actions. TPP cohorts meet virtually for 2.5-hour training sessions each week for eight weeks. For more information on The Proximity Project, please visit their website. The National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE) is a national organization ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce that planning for the 2023 Annual Meeting, scheduled to be held at the Gaylord National Harbor Hotel, National Harbor, Maryland, June 29 th – July 1 st , is underway. The Gaylord is located across the Potomac River from Old Town Alexandria, Virginia, and next door to Washington, DC. This year’s theme , Celebrating 75 Years of Excellence: Leading Boldly into the Future , promises numerous educational, networking, and other opportunities for attendees celebrating AUPHA’s 75th year. The Call for Proposals for the 2023 Annual Meeting will be available in early November. Check the AUPHA website and your email for frequent updates. ...
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The Power, Perils, and Promise of Higher Education Dear AUPHA Colleagues: The power, perils, and promise of higher education is a topic always at the top of my mind, and even more so since I’ve been traveling again the past six months - for campus visits, case competitions, and conferences. Higher education is one of the most powerful determinants for improving the lives of individuals and families, raising people out of poverty, providing them with greater economic opportunities, and realizing the dream of better lives for their children and grandchildren. As the first person to graduate from college in my immediate family and only the second in my extended ...
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Welcome to the Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) as AUPHA’s newest Corporate Partner. For more information about MGMA, please visit www.mgma.com.
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Chair's Blog

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Hello, I want to start by thanking those individuals that have advanced the health administration and health policy field by contributing their time and talents to AUPHA. This association is successful precisely because of the involvement of our members. A couple of updates- Under the leadership of Jaime Stephens and Dr. Dan Gentry, we have strengthened our relationship with our sister associations. Guided by a clear recognition of our respective strengths and spheres of influence, over the last 18 months we have reaffirmed a shared commitment to partner with the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Hospital Association, the Medical Group ...
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Congratulations to the newly elected members of AUPHA’s Board of Directors: Ellen P. Averett, PhD, MHSA, Nailya DeLellis, PhD, and Carla Jackie Sampson, PhD, MBA, FACHE And congratulations to the 2022 – 2023 Executive Committee: Brian Malec, PhD, LFHIMSS, Chair; Reid Oetjen, PhD, Chair-Elect; Jason S. Turner, PhD; Immediate Past-Chair; Cathleen Erwin, PhD, MBA, Secretary; and Nancy Borkowski, DBA, Treasurer.
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On behalf of the AUPHA Board of Directors, Annual Meeting Planning Committee, staff, and membership, a special thank you to t hese program members who have already signed up as sponsors of the 2022 Annual Meeting. It is only through the generosity and support of these sponsors that AUPHA has been able to keep the registration fee at the same rate that it was in 2019, three years ago, and enhance the in-person experience for all attendees. Learn more about the benefits of Annual Meeting sponsorship . It’s not too late to be added to the list! If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact Jaime Stephens at jstephens@aupha.org . ...
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