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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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Cultural Perspectives and Inclusive Excellence Faculty Forum The AUPHA Cultural Perspectives and Inclusive Excellence Faculty Forum can help the academic community build an inclusive culture of development and productivity for all faculty by providing examples and tools on how to build higher performing organizations. Chair: Lumbe Davis, Saint Leo University Chair-elect: Jacqueline Wiltshire, University of South Florida Distance Learning Faculty Forum The Distance Learning Faculty Forum is an active and inclusive community designated for collaboration and creativity among faculty engaged in distance education, or interested in best practices. Whether ...
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HAP’s 2021 Spring Textbook Catalog is now available. Browse HAP’s current textbook offerings and use the landing page to navigate to a particular topic and new releases. With textbooks covering a wide variety of topics in healthcare management, the Spring catalog includes 14 new releases on healthcare finance, human resources, applying quality management, leading ancillary and support departments, health policy, undergraduate- and graduate-level overviews of the US healthcare system, and more View the Spring 2021 digital textbook catalog and request your exam copies today.
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AUPHA is pleased to offer a special informational webinar hosted by the David J. Winston Health Policy Fellowship . In addition to the Fellowship, the Winston Scholarship program recognizes excellence and achievement for students in master’s degree programs in health administration, health policy, and public health by providing up to twenty $10,000 scholarships per year. Join us to hear more from the Winston staff and Board about the program, application process, eligibility, and requirements. Presenters include: Kerry McAteer, Chief Operating Officer, David J. Winston Health Policy Fellowship Jessica Hale, 2020 – 2021 Winston Fellow, currently at The ...
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Richard J. Stull Student Essay Competition in Healthcare Management winners have been selected. Graduate Division 1st Place School: University of Minnesota Author: Emily E. Johnson Title: “Reimagining the Future of Acute Care: Implementing Home Hospital Care Programs to Achieve the Triple Aim and Reduce Health Disparitie s”. Program Director: Jean M. Abraham 2nd Place School: Baylor University Author: Liam Ferreira Title: “ Somebody Call a DOCTOR! Using Reverse Innovation to Improve Healthcare Management in Response to COVID-19 ” Program Director: Forest S. Kim, PhD, FACHE 3rd Place School: The George Washington University Author: Casey J. Lawrence ...
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Dr. Stephen Shortell will be inducted into the Modern Healthcare Hall of Fame for 2021. Dr. Shortell is the Blue Cross of California Distinguished Professor of Health Policy and Management at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Shortell was an active member of AUPHA for three decades, was the recipient of AUPHA's William B. Graham (Baxter) Prize for Health Services Research in 1995, an AUPHA Forum keynote speaker, and last year's Pattullo Lecturer for the 2021 AUPHA Annual Meeting .  Dr. Shortell will be recognized March 25, 2021 during the 2021 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, along with fellow inductee, the late Bernard J. Tyson, CEO Emeritus ...
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Glandon Family Scholarship for Advancement of Healthcare Management Education Application Deadline – March 12, 2021 The Glandon Family Scholarship for Advancement of Healthcare Management Education was established to create an endowment for a faculty scholarship at an AUPHA member program with the intent of creating a durable legacy in support of quality healthcare management education. The 2021 scholarship will be awarded to a faculty member from an undergraduate program member. Gary L. Filerman Prize for Educational Leadership Nomination Deadline – March 1, 2021 The Prize recognizes individuals from AUPHA member programs who have made outstanding ...
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Please forward scholarship information to your students who are eligible to apply. Bachrach Family Scholarship for Excellence in Healthcare Administration Application Deadline – April 1, 2021 This scholarship was established to create an endowed scholarship with the intent of creating a durable legacy to the education of students in areas and at institutions that contributed to the success of David and Linda Bachrach. Corris Boyd Scholarship Application Deadline – April 19, 2021 The Corris Boyd Scholars Program was established in honor of a healthcare leader who dedicated his life to diversity and excellence in leadership – especially among people ...
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Just a reminder, please do not post links to surveys in the Open Forum or Faculty Forums without prior approval. This is to ensure that members are not inundated with survey requests. Please send your request to aupha@aupha.or g and an AUPHA staff member will respond within five business days. Posts that contain surveys that have not been pre-approved will be taken down. You can review the AUPHA Code of Conduct for more information on AUPHA Network rules.
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Dr. Stephan Davis recognized during Black History Month for leadership, service, giving back to others Dr. Stephan Davis appointed to American College of Healthcare Executives Council of Regents North Texas MHA student demonstrates leadership in action in a most critical year A team of diverse women from the University of North Texas Health Science Center's Master of Health Administration (MHA) program, developing future healthcare leaders, has won this year's student case competition of the American College of Healthcare Executives North Texas Chapter ( ACHENTX )  New North Texas Executives in Residence program gives MHA students an added bene ...
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The UCLA Center for Healthcare Management held its second annual case competition on January 29, 2021. Out of 57 teams from around the world that participated in the first round, eight teams were invited to the live (virtual) semi-finals with the top four teams advancing to the finals. UCLA Health was the premier sponsor of this year's contest and the case study came from a real issue facing the UCLA Health: how to create a telehealth strategy that targeted some of the most vulnerable patients in a way that did not exacerbate the digital divide. This case study was flexible enough to allow for different solutions, but also didn't require deep knowledge of UCLA ...
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HMSS Student Named 2021 Health Enterprises Network Healthcare Fellow Scott Skinner, MBA, FACHE, doctoral candidate in the Dept. of Health Management and Systems Sciences, has been selected as a 2021 Health Enterprises Network Healthcare Fellow . Beginning in February 2021, Scott will join a group of up to 24 professionals from the Greater Louisville area to participate in the 10-month program. Fellows are challenged to grow in their leadership capacity, increase their health-related knowledge, and expand their professional reach through monthly sessions with community leaders, academics, elected officials, organizational experts, researchers, and entrepreneurs. ...
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AUPHA will be upgrading the member profile and payment system at the end of March. This upgrade will bring a clearer, more intuitive experience for you when you update your contact information and make purchases through AUPHA. This upgrade will require all members to reset your passwords. Look for more information on these changes at the end of March.
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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: The Chicago School of Professional Psychology has joined as an Associate Graduate member. The program offers a dual degree MPH/MHSA. DeSales University, PA, has joined with both Associate Graduate and Associate Undergraduate memberships. The programs offer a BS in Healthcare Administration and an MBA in Healthcare Management. Fayetteville State University , NC, has joined as an Associate Undergraduate member. The program offers a BS in Healthcare Administration. Sacred Heart University , CT, has joined as an Associate Graduate member. The program offers a Master of Healthcare Administration. ...
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In 2020, 17 Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD) Chapters awarded $8,500 in UPD Scholarships to 23 students. The goal of the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society is to encourage interest in academic preparation, promote activity that will elevate the standards, ideals, competence, and ethics of inductees, and recognize academic achievement and outstanding contributions to the profession. The UPD Scholarship Program was established in 2014 to further the goals and mission of the honor society and recognize students for academic excellence. UPD Chapters are selected by random draw each year to award the $500 scholarships. Once a chapter has been selected to award a scholarship, ...
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In 2020, AUPHA program members awarded 121 Foster G. McGaw Scholarship s for a grand total of $60,700. The scholarship was endowed by Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation. McGaw recognized the importance of health administration education and AUPHA’s contribution to the field. He established this fund to support the education of outstanding health management students. Full Graduate and Full Certified Undergraduate programs are eligible to award Foster G. McGaw Scholarships. The programs receive a scholarship allotment each year and it is up to the program to decide how to award the funds. Please contact Chris Anne Sanyer , ...
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