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The David A. Winston Health Policy Fellowship is proud to announce the 2020 David A. Winston Health Policy Scholars, selected on May 26, 2020. The objective of the Scholarship Program is to increase the volume and caliber of individuals trained in healthcare policy at the state and federal level by awarding students financial support to further their graduate education with an emphasis on health policy. The program commemorates the contributions and personal qualities of David A. Winston who, for 20 years, played a significant role in shaping the role of health policy in America. Scholarship recipients are recognized for their excellence and achievement based ...
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  PAULA SONG NAMED THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 JOHN D. THOMPSON PRIZE FOR YOUNG INVESTIGATORS   Paula H. Song, PhD, MHSA, MA, has been named the 2020 recipient of the John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators. The Thompson Prize was established to honor John D. Thompson, a professor of health administration education, who set teaching, commitment to learning, collegial relationships, and health services research standards which are without peer. Dr. Song is an associate professor in the Health Policy and Management Department in the Gillings School of Global Public Health at UNC-Chapel Hill, and a research fellow at the Cecil G. Sheps Center ...
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DIANE HOWARD NAMED THE RECIPIENT OF THE 2020 GARY L. FILERMAN PRIZE FOR EDUCATIONAL LEADERSHIP   Diane M. Howard, PHD, MPH, FACHE, has been named the 2020 recipient of the Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership. The Filerman Prize was established to honor Gary L. Filerman, PhD , the first President of AUPHA, for his many years of service to the Association and the field of healthcare management education. Dr. Howard is associate professor and director of student development in the Department of Health Systems Management at Rush University, Chicago. She has also been a hospital, association, and insurance executive. She holds a BA from ...
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Dear colleagues and friends: Like you, my last six weeks have been filled with a mix of emotions - worry and concern; some fear for family, friends and colleagues; inspiration and awe of our medical and public health community, first responders, and fellow citizens who continue their work at essential businesses such as groceries and pharmacies; and, so much uncertainty. Through all of it, what I keep seeing, hearing, and experiencing, is how people have come together in this global crisis. We are better together, stronger together, and more resilient together. This pandemic has reinforced and made that crystal clear.  And for AUPHA specifically - coming ...
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We are grateful to the programs who generously support AUPHA as Annual Meeting sponsors. Many of them do so generously, year after year, which allows AUPHA to keep registration costs down and to enhance the conference experience for all attendees. Because of the continued generosity of our Annual Meeting sponsors, particularly those at the Gold Level: Johns Hopkins University; Rush University; Saint Louis University; Southern Illinois University; Tulane University; and Weber State University; along with the Silver and Bronze Level sponsors listed below, we hope to offer the 2020 Annual Meeting, in a virtual format complimentary to our members, contingent ...
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Welcome New Members

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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: West Virginia University, Morgantown WV, has joined with both an Associate Graduate and Associate Undergraduate program memberships. West Virginia University offers a Master of Health Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and Leadership. AUPHA also extends a warm welcome to the following new individual members: Timothy Atteberry , Tim Atteberry & Associates Mechelle Perea-Ryan , California State University Stanislaus
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Current plans are to offer various components of the meeting over an extended period this summer to make participation easy, convenient, and to avoid digital toxicity. Plans are to offer the meeting beginning on Wednesday, June 3 rd , with a limited number of sessions offered several days each week. To eliminate meeting fatigue, the meeting will run through late July, with a week’s break over the fourth of July holiday, with sessions continuing on July 8 th . Staff and a steering committee of the Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC) will be meeting soon and hope to finalize details shortly. These will be communicated to the membership early next month.  ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce that the 2020 Upsilon Phi Delta Grants have been awarded to the Undergraduate UPD Chapter at University of Minnesota Duluth and the Graduate UPD Chapter at Samford University.  Each Chapter will receive a $2,500 grant. The University of Minnesota Duluth UPD Chapter will use the grant to host student networking events and reimburse travel expenses for speakers. The Samford University Chapter will use the grant to fund scholarships, conduct a service project and create a healthcare administration simulation for the online graduate program. The next AUPHA UPD Grants will be awarded in spring of 2021. For more information on Upsilon ...
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Post Acute Care Faculty Forum To share teaching resources in order to enhance the quality of teaching and to attract students with outstanding potential and diverse backgrounds to this critical segment of the healthcare industry. Public Health Faculty Forum The mission of the Public Health Faculty Forum is to promote quality teaching of public health principles and core competencies in health administration programs
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The COVID-19 pandemic has shined a light on the important role health administration plays in access to healthcare and the supply management, infrastructure, and technology needs of healthcare institutions. The need for passionate and committed health administration leadership has never been more evident. AUPHA produced a video that explains the important role health administration plays in the delivery of healthcare. Due to the increased focus on the field, AUPHA has made this video and accompanying brochure available to all, at no cost. To view and download these materials, visit AUPHA Free Marketing Assistance . Please use these tools as you reach out ...
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William C. Hsiao, PhD, FSA, the K.T. Li Professor of Economics at the Harvard School of Public Health, has been named the 2020 recipient of the William B. Graham Prize for Health Services Research. The Baxter International Foundation and the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) will present the Prize in a virtual format later this summer, at a date to be announced. Hsiao’s health policy research program spans across less developed and advanced nations. His earlier, major contribution was developing a rational basis to set physician fees - the Resource-based Relative Value Scale (RBRVS). It was adopted by the US Medicare program ...
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A special issue is planned for the Journal of Health Administration Education - Managing the COVID-19 Disruption: Online Learning Innovations, Leadership Models, and Teachable Moments for Health Administration Education. For more information, please review the Call for Articles .  Abstracts are due May 15th. Please submit your ideas via a 300 word abstract to editorjhae@gmail.com.
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If your campus has been closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, your students can receive free access to Health Administration Press eTextbooks through VitalSource. From now until May 25th, students can simply log in to the VitalSource Bookshelf app using their school email address and view course materials for our titles via VitalSource’s “Explore” capabilities. For more information on this program, please read the VitalSource Helps page, VitalSource’s press release , a list of the eligible participating institutions , and VitalSource’s FAQs .
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The new COVID-19 Resource page is a repository of the resources and vital information on the COVID-19 pandemic that AUPHA and AUPHA members have shared. The page includes: The recordings and transcripts of the well-attended Town Halls on Internships  Resources shared by AUPHA members Case Studies and other alternatives to internships Recommended Reading Resources from AUPHA Corporate Partners Resources from Federal Government Agencies COVID-19 Open Forum The COVID-19 Resource Page is open to everyone. Please continue to share COVID-19 information on the COVID-19 Open Forum . The COVID-19 Resource page will be updated as new information is ...
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The newest issue of the Journal of Health Administration Education is now available. The Journal is open access and available to everyone.  Please visit the Journal of Health Administration Education page to access issues and for information on how to submit articles.
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John D. Thompson Prize for Young Investigators AUPHA’s Board of Directors recently approved the recommendation by the Thompson Prize Selection Committee to revise the criteria and eligibility for the award to better align with AUPHA’s mission, which is to foster excellence and innovation in health management and policy education, and scholarship. The revised criteria now reflects a balance of accomplishments in education, teaching and research and focuses explicitly on health management and policy research. Preference is now given to faculty at the Associate Professor level who have built an overall record of accomplishment. Junior faculty at the Assistant ...
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   AUPHA continues to develop and offer virtual sessions from the 2020 Graduate Program and Practitioner Workshop. To date, the Faculty Panel: How Do We Teach and Engage and the Executives in Residence Panel have been held and materials have been posted to the 2020 AUPHA Webinars Network Library . These files are open to everyone and can be downloaded or watched at your leisure. Be sure to bookmark this library   as AUPHA staff will continue to house many of the virtual session recordings and associated files there. In addition, AUPHA, in collaboration with ACHE, is pleased to announce that the keynote address will be conducted on Tuesday, ...
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Chair's Blog

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In last month’s blog, I noted that challenges and celebrations were the themes of the month as we were experiencing both. This month, I believe these themes are challenges and opportunities. We have achieved, albeit perhaps not easily, working and living in our new normal.  As you all know, responding well to COVID-19 has been and is our main challenge. COVID-19 was first detected in China in November 2019, and, by 13 April 2020, over 1.7 million persons have been diagnosed with the illness and over 100,000 have died (who.int). In the U.S., the CDC reported that over 554,000 persons have the virus while close to 22,000 have died (cdc.gov). There is no cure, ...
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Joanna Veazey Brooks, PhD, MBE, Assistant Professor at the University of Kansas Medical School’s Department of Population Health, has been named the first recipient of the Glandon Family Scholarship for Advancement of Healthcare Management Education. Dr. Brooks will be formally recognized at AUPHA’s Annual Awards Presentation held virtually later this summer.   Read more about the Scholarship her
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Greetings fellow AUPHA members: Words on paper cannot express my pleasure, honor, and joy of being selected as the next, and seventh, President and CEO of AUPHA. I am humbled, grateful, and thrilled to be offered the opportunity to lead an organization and community that I love. When I announced I was leaving the University of Iowa last July, not for retirement but for “preferment” (to do only what I preferred to do!), I explained that I hoped to find opportunities to serve more than one academic program at a time, a departure from my roles and leadership positions at SLU, Rush, Memphis, and Iowa the past 26 years. I did not know at the time that my longtime ...
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