A Newsletter for Stakeholders of the Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management and Master of Health Administration Programs
June 2021 Health Administration Newsletter
The Department of Health Policy and Management is pleased to award a record number of health administration scholarships to students during a time of immense uncertainty.
This spring, HSM seniors shared their capstone internship experiences through an electronic portfolio showcase. Among the students who participated were Jasmine Schultz, Elizabeth Reedy, and Nicholas Fuson. If your organization is interested in hosting an intern, learning about our Internship Interview Day.
During the March session of the First Fridays with Fairbanks Series, Dr. Valerie Yeager, associate professor of health policy and management, provided an overview of the Indiana Public Health System Review. Alycia Felix, an HSM student, served as moderator.
The MHA Student Association hosts "Diversity, Equity and Inclusion: Moving from Ideas to Action," an event to help bring awareness to equity injustices that have led to significant healthcare disparities. The featured speaker was Dr. Gina Forrest of Butler University.
Dr. Ann Johnston, MHA Program Director to Retire in 2022
The Department of Health Policy and Management announces the retirement of Dr. Ann Johnston, MHA program director and assistant professor. The department is forever grateful for her service and dedication to students, their success, and the overall growth of the MHA program. Dr. Johnston's retirement will be effective May 2022 and a national search is underway for a new MHA program director.
Analyzing Mask-Wearing During March Madness
A team of researchers from Fairbanks School of Public Health and Regenstrief Institute partnered with Marion County, the NCAA and Lucas Oil Stadium to conduct a mask analysis quantifying mask-wearing behavior at the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament. Several student interns, faculty, and staff helped facilitate the mask analysis, including Drs. Joshua Vest, Justin Blackburn, Valerie Yeager, PhD student Katie Allen, and Dr. Peter Embì.
Whether you were able to join in person or watch the ceremony via live stream (now available online), thank you for sharing this milestone with us. The change in format doesn’t diminish the pride we feel nor the great memories we shared with our December 2020, May 2021, and August 2021 graduates!
The coronavirus pandemic has led to a myriad of public health and health administration efforts that can easily go unnoticed. If you have volunteered, worked on a project, conducted research, or completed any unique effort related to COVID-19, and would like to share it with the Fairbanks School of Public Health, we would love to hear from you.
Are you interested in hiring FSPH graduates or interns? Do you want to mentor students, guest lecture or interview MHA applicants? Connect with us!
Our alumni keep our school strong. We'd love to stay in touch with you. Let us know if you are an IUPUI health administration graduate.