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The Fauci Effect Is Real. And So Is The “Calling” That’s Driving It. Over the past 22 months, we’ve seen an interesting dichotomy unfold in healthcare. On the one hand, there’s an exodus of clinicians and other health professionals who are exhausted and burned out by COVID-19 and its aftermath. Part of the “great retirement” or “great resignation.” Yet on the other end of the spectrum, we’ve seen just the opposite: a huge spike in the numbers of people entering the health professions. You’ve probably heard of “the Fauci Effect.” It’s a real thing. Google the phrase and you’ll find plenty of articles on medical school admissions offices receiving a surge of ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce that the Call for Proposals for the 2022 Annual Meeting , scheduled to be held in Salt Lake City June 7-9, is now open.  The deadline to submit a proposal  is Monday, January 10th, 11:00PM Pacific time. Please contact Jason Chong Walker , Manager of Meetings, with any questions.
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AUPHA is pleased to share details of the 2022 Academic Program and Practitioner Workshop , scheduled to be held at the Hyatt Regency Chicago, 151 East Wacker Drive, on Tuesday, March 29th, 7:00 – 11:30AM Central time. AUPHA’s Graduate Program Committee, led by co-chairs Laurie Shanderson, PhD, MPA, FACHE, Methodist College, and Rhonda BeLue, PhD, Saint Louis University, has planned an exceptional Workshop. The Workshop opens with the annual AUPHA/ACHE Joint Keynote Breakfast Session featuring Quint Studer. Studer’s presentation, Creating a Culture of Replenishment , will drive the theme of the Workshop. Studer has spent decades in healthcare and has worked ...
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The Association of University Programs in Health Administration ( AUPHA ) is pleased to announce the   Quint Studer Prize for Teaching Excellence . This prize, established by AUPHA and endowed by Quint Studer, will be presented at AUPHA’s   2022 Annual Meeting , scheduled to be held in Salt Lake City, Utah, June 7th – 9th. Information on the process for nomination and selection will be forthcoming.   Press Release
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Aram Dobalian has been named Chair of The Ohio State University's Division of Health Services Management and Policy.  Full story
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November 30th is Giving Tuesday . Your donation to any of the scholarships, prizes, or funds below help recognize students, faculty, and programs for their achievements and the vital work they do to support health administration and health policy. Anyone can donate online by signing in or creating a record. You will receive a receipt for your generous donation. If you prefer, donations can be made by check or ACH payment. Download the AUPHA Donation Form for more information. Please contact Chris Anne Sanyer , Director of Membership, if you have questions about donations. Quint Studer Prize for Teaching Excellence was established by AUPHA and ...
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We are pleased to welcome two new faculty members the Department of Health Services Administration including Abdulaziz (Aziz) Ahmed, PhD, and Geoffrey Silvera, PhD. Dr. Ahmed, who previously worked as Assistant Professor at the Business Department at the University of Minnesota Crookston and received his Ph.D. in Industrial and Systems Engineering from the State University of New York at Binghamton. His research focuses on the applications of novel optimization and machine learning techniques in improving complex systems in healthcare. Dr. Silvera is a management scholar that is primarily focused on the influence of executive decision-makers on end-user outcomes. ...
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AUPHA is pleased to welcome the following new program members: Belmont Abbey College , Belmont, NC, joined as an Associate Graduate Program member. The program offers a Master of Health Administration. University of California San Francisco , San Francisco, CA, joined as an Associate Graduate program member. The program offers a Master of Science in Healthcare Administration and Interprofessional Leadership. University of Maryland , College Park, MD, joined 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: Andrea Brown , University ...
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Frontiers in Health Services , a new scientific journal, is currently requesting manuscript submissions for the topic of Health Services and the 4th Industrial Revolution . From the call for submissions: "In this Research Topic, we invite innovative research on the frontier of the 4th industrial revolution in the health services domain. The research can vary from empirical design studies, or early technology assessments to theoretically embedded explorations and frameworks. Submission must combine an innovative character with methodological rigor and fall within the broad domain of the 4th industrial revolution". For more information and to submit a manuscript, ...
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AUPHA is pleased to announce that starting in 2022, the annual allotment for the Foster G. McGaw Scholarship will be increased. Full Graduate Program members will receive a $1,000 annual allotment. Full Certified Undergraduate Program members will receive a $750 annual allotment. Due to the generosity of Foster G. McGaw, founder of the American Hospital Supply Corporation, AUPHA has awarded over 3,000 undergraduate and graduate healthcare management students a total of nearly $1,500,000 since 1975.
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AUPHA is pleased to be the recipient of a 2021 Entrecon Community Vibrancy Award. This award, sponsored by Cox Business , is awarded to community organizations, small businesses, nonprofits, or individuals who are doing amazing things to make communities better and to help create vibrancy, who have shown they are resourceful, inventive, and very creative. AUPHA was selected as a recipient for listening to the membership and meeting their needs. By acting purposively and intentionally, AUPHA directly improved the lives of our members, our academic community - which includes the faculty and staff in 247 universities in North America and around the world, more ...
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2021 Health Professions Week Update   AUPHA was pleased to participate in the 2021 Health Professions Week (HPW) from November 4 th to 11 th . AUPHA, along with over twenty other healthcare related organizations, offered eight days of free content for high school and undergraduate students to learn about the diverse set of careers available within the field of healthcare. This included live panels, online scavenger hunts, webinars and HealthTalks, as well as a virtual fair. The 2021 HPW also included content on selfcare, financial knowledge, and a salute to veterans on Veterans Day. Much of the content is stored on the HPW YouTube and Instagram ...
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Hello All, Thanksgiving and end of year happenings naturally provide the space and opportunity to reflect on the important events of the last year. Among my blessings, I am particularly grateful to be in a field that so heavily influences the health and well-being of individuals and communities. As educators and practitioners in this important field, I would like to encourage you to recognize peers and mentors who have demonstrated excellence and commitment to the advancement of health management, health policy, and health research. Dr. Dan Gentry and the team at AUPHA have recently announced three new teaching excellence awards: The Teaching Excellence ...
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AUPHA Announces Three New Sponsored Teaching Excellence Awards    AUPHA is pleased to announce three new Teaching Excellence Awards. These awards will recognize faculty from AUPHA member programs who have demonstrated exceptional accomplishments at the undergraduate, masters, or doctoral level. The Awards seek to honor, annually, AUPHA faculty across Faculty Forums who demonstrate teaching excellence within various disciplines that inspire and advance other faculty within AUPHA and beyond. Established in 2021, the first three Teaching Excellence Awards will focus on the following areas: Teaching Excellence Award for Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging, ...
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In October, AUPHA recognized ten undergraduate health management programs for successfully meeting the established criteria for AUPHA certification. To obtain this recognition, these programs completed a year-long peer review process that examines their curricula, faculty, educational outcomes, and more. Appalachian State University Indiana University Loyola University Chicago Old Dominion University Robert Morris University University of Minnesota-Twin Cities University of Nevada-Las Vegas University of South Dakota University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee Weber State University AUPHA thanks the following review chairs for their service ...
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BOWEN INSTALLED AS PRESIDENT OF THE INTERNATIONAL HOSPITAL FEDERATION   Deborah J. Bowen, CAE, FACHE, President and CEO of the American College of Healthcare Executives , was recently installed as the new President of the International Hospital Federation (IHF) at the 44 th World Hospital Congress held in Barcelona November 8 th – 11 th . Congratulations to a wonderful AUPHA colleague and longtime friend!
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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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