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Update from Lee Bewley, PhD, FACHE, Director, Health Management Programs; Associate Professor, University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences In August, the University of Louisville School of Public Health & Information Sciences (SPHIS) welcomed 10 students into the MS in Health Administration (MSHA) cohort of 2021-2023. Although most students are from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, they bring with them a plethora of background experiences from across the country and world. Several of these MSHA Cardinals and members of the MSHA 2022 graduating cohort will be serving in Administrative Internships through the program's partnership ...
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The quality of your LIFE is determined by the quality of your DECISIONS, and the quality of your decisions is determined by the quality of your THINKING.  This quote is from one of my favorite books about science, the scientific method, and critical thinking, not only in our scholarship and professional lives, but also in our personal lives, communities, and society. The book, How to Think about Weird Things: Critical Thinking for a New Age , by Theodore Schick and Lewis Vaughn, now in its 8th edition, is considered a masterpiece of critical thinking. It was one of a dozen books that I had my doctoral students at Saint Louis University and the University ...
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AUPHA continues to offer new and informative webinars. If you have missed a webinar, or you would like to revisit a previous webinar, you can now find webinar recordings under the Event tab at the top of the AUPHA website. Webinar recordings are separated into two groups: Open Access - recordings that are available to the public and do not require member log in. Members Only - recordings that are available to AUPHA members and require member log in to view.
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The Master of Health Administration program at the University of Southern Indiana - USI (Evansville, IN) hosted Quint Studer for a morning conversation and session on Transformation Leadership in Healthcare. Eighty regional healthcare leaders, along with graduate and undergraduate students, were engaged and inspired by Quint’s messages on gratitude and leadership as a calling, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. Participating students were motivated by the comradery among the participants, many of whom work for competing organizations. This will be an annual event hosted by USI’s MHA program. View photos of the event here .
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the eighteen books that have been selected to be on the 2021 Bugbee-Falk Book Award  list! The Bugbee-Falk Book Award consists of numerous books from the health administration and general management fields that are donated to students at member programs.  AUPHA program members who are randomly chosen to select  students to receive these books will be announced in early October and those students selected to receive these books will be notified later that month.  Sincerest thanks and gratitude to the generous authors and publishers of these titles!
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The John G. Rangos, Sr. School of Health Sciences at Duquesne University is proud to announce our first Master of Health Administration graduates! The hard work of our students, along with the excellent preparation provided by our challenging curriculum, have already shown great results, starting with these new alumni. Dana Achille obtained a job as a release manager at Highmark Health, where she works with IT management to improve the software engineering processes and practices associated with building, deploying, and updating software. Zac DeJames completed a highly impactful capstone project focusing on pharmacy operations deficiencies, which was recently ...
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AUPHA is pleased to have been a sponsor of the National Association of Latino Healthcare Executives (NALHE’s) 2021 Leadership Summit, held in Denver, Colorado on September 22 – 23. AUPHA’s President and CEO, Dan Gentry, attended the Summit along with new AUPHA Board member, Monica Vargas-Mahar, who also serves as the President and Chair of NALHE. Ms. Vargas-Mahar, FACHE, MHA, is the Market Chief Executive Officer for the Carondelet Health Network in the Southern Region of Arizona. She is the former Market Chief Operating Officer, The Hospitals of Providence and former Chief Executive Officer, East Campus in El Paso, Texas. Monica is Board Chair of the United ...
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Health Policy Faculty Forum The AUPHA Health Policy Forum is a virtual center for professional networking and resources on teaching health policy content, public policy process, and the politics of health policy making in graduate and undergraduate programs in health administration, health policy and public health administration programs. Chair: Michael Meacham Chair Elect: Jean Abraham, University of Minnesota Innovative Teaching Faculty Forum To exchange information and resources in support of facilitating innovative teaching of key competencies and skill sets. Chair: Patrick Shay, Trinity University Chair-elect: Amanda Dorsey, University of Alabama ...
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The next issue of the Journal of Health Administration Education will be available the first week of October. This special edition covers Post-Acute Care. Check the Journal of Health Administration Education web page for a link to this issue when available. Volume 38, Number 2, Summer 2021 Introduction to the Special Issue on Post-Acute Care Author: Friedman, Leonard Guest Editors Perspective Authors: Weaver, Jullet; Wolf, David Teaching and Learning A Robust Assurance of Learning Plan for a Long-Term Care Administration Program Authors: Johs-Artisensi, Jennifer; Creapeau, Lindsey J. G. Teaching Disparities to Healthcare Administration ...
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Florida Gulf Coast University, Ft. Myers, FL, joined with both Associate Graduate and Associate Undergraduate program memberships. The programs offer a Master of Science in Health Science and a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration. University of New Mexico , Albuquerque, NM, joined as an Associate Graduate program member. The program offers a Master of Health Administration. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Debra Doroni , Mass General Institute for Health Professions Kathy Ogden , University of Arizona Global Campus Amber ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce the next two webinars in the fall webinar series: Title: Professionalism and Belonging: Defying Definitions – Session One Date/Time: Wednesday, October 20, 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. Eastern Panelists: Julie Agris, PhD, JD, LLM, FACHE, Stony Brook University Darren Liu, DrPh, MHA, MS, FGSA, Des Moines University Michael Rozier, SJ, PhD, Saint Louis University Carla Sampson, PhD, MBA, FACHE, New York University Sign-up link: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZIscemvrjIoGdJT94tGqmNI-mF_g7v7WDZI Title: Professionalism and Belonging: Defying Definitions – Session Two Date/Time: Wednesday, November 17, 3:00 ...
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AUPHA’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) recently met and began the process of developing content for AUPHA’s 2022 Annual Meeting, scheduled to be held  in Salt Lake City June 7 th – 9 th . The AMPC is pleased to announce the theme of the meeting: The Evolution of Normality: Embracing Shifting Boundaries . Over the next few months, the AMPC will continue to develop the program to include speakers and the Call for Proposals, which will go out later this fall. Members will be kept up to date via additional messaging and website updates in the coming months.   A special thank you to all the members who are serving on the 2022 AMPC, which is being ...
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AUPHA is pleased to be participating in Health Professions Week (HPW) again this year from November 4 th to 11 th . HPW is a nationwide collaboration between today’s healthcare and education organizations that is designed to provide reliable, accessible resources about careers in health professions to high school and college level students. This year’s event includes over 20 unique career options and provides opportunities to learn about a diverse set of professions and current hot topics affecting students and healthcare workers. Daily sessions will include: November 4 th - Career Scavenger Hunt & Live Panels/Webinars November 5 th - Live Panels/Webinars ...
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As another academic term is launched, it is clear that higher education and the health sector has experienced and will likely continue to experience dramatic change. A global pandemic, fluctuating national and international dynamics, demographic shifts, political polarization, and a need to address equity on multiple fronts can be overwhelming but… as I learn more about how faculty and programs have responded, my belief in the fields of health administration and health policy has been reaffirmed. I am in awe of you - the individual members and programs of AUPHA. I consider it an honor to learn from you as you address difficult, seemingly implacable, issues. It ...
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As was announced in the last issue of The Exchange , Quint Studer will be the keynote speaker for the opening Breakfast Session cohosted by ACHE and AUPHA, the first part of AUPHA’s 2022 Academic and Practitioner Workshop (APPW).  The APPW is scheduled to be held Tuesday, March 29th, 7:00AM through 11:30AM, at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive. The presentation, Creating a Culture of Replenishment , will leave attendees with the following: the ability to assess both at an individual and organizational level the current state of well-being, stress, and trauma; tools and tactics that create consistent processes and behaviors, and ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce a new partnership with the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE). Beginning October 1, 2021, NAHSE will join AUPHA's list of Corporate Partners at the Silver Level. Other Corporate Partners include the American College of Healthcare Executives, the American Hospital Association, the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education, Peregrine Academic Services, Health Administration Press, and Jones & Bartlett Learning. AUPHA will also continue its participation as a sponsor of NAHSE at the Friend level, supporting their Annual Educational Conference.  Read more about the partnership here ...
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I would like to thank Dr. Tracy Farnworth for his thoughtful leadership as Chair of the AUPHA Board, acknowledge Dr. Dan Gentry and the AUPHA team for running another excellent Annual Meeting, and express my gratitude for the significant commitment by faculty across the globe to exchange ideas. The events of the last seventeen months have highlighted our understanding that the intersection of health administration, policy, research, and higher education is dynamic and will continue to experience significant changes. The need to respond to demographic trends, downward pressures on healthcare margins, polarized policy environments, and a host of additional factors ...
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AUPHA is delighted to announce that Quint Studer will be the keynote speaker for the opening Breakfast Session cohosted by ACHE and AUPHA, the first part of AUPHA’s 2022 Academic and Practitioner Workshop.  The Workshop, scheduled to be held on Tuesday, March 29, 2022, 7:00 – 8:00am Central time, will take place at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Quint, a former AUPHA Board member and long-time friend of AUPHA, began his leadership journey as a teacher.  He then entered the healthcare industry and held leadership positions at Mercy Health System in Wisconsin and Holy Cross Hospital in Chicago.  Quint has spent decades working to make healthcare and education better. ...
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The 2020-2023 Strategic Plan Update Town Hall was held on Wednesday, August 4, 2021. AUPHA Board Chair Jason Turner, PhD, and AUPHA President and CEO, Dan Gentry, PhD, reviewed the progress that has been made and future initiatives. Thank you to the nearly 140 members who have volunteered on the dozens of Strategic Plan committees. The recording and slides of the Town Hall are available to view .
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Former U.S. health secretary joins Miami Herbert Business School Alex Azar, who as the nation’s top health official supervised Operation Warp Speed to develop COVID-19 vaccines in record time, will undertake a teaching and policy research position at the University of Miami this September. Full article .
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