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Cleveland Clinic Case Competition team reaches the semi-finals

Congratulations to the HMP team of Dexter Golinghorst, Marisa Polonsky, and Anna Kate Kollasch, who reached the semi-finals in the Cleveland Clinic Case Competition. Published April 12, 2019

Study finds more than 50% of dual-eligibles end up in low-rated SNFs

Older adults who are eligible for both Medicare and Medicaid are more likely to wind up in low-quality skilled nursing facilities (SNFs), and their education and distance from quality skilled nursing facilities are key reasons why. "More interactions among nursing home leaders from both high-quality and low-quality facilities can help identify ways to improve low-quality facilities in poorer neighborhoods," says lead author Hari Sharma, CPH assistant professor of health management and policy. (McKnights) Published April 12, 2019

HMP alumna Adaeze Enekwechi named president of IMPAQ

Health Management and Policy alumna Adaeze Enekwechi (07PhD) has been named president of IMPAQ, the parent organization of three companies: IMPAQ International, a public policy research and analytics firm; Maher & Maher, a learning solutions provider; and ASCEND, a technology and information product company. As president, Enekwechi will oversee all program areas of IMPAQ's companies. Published April 5, 2019

Alumnus Nico Aguilar shares story about Speeko startup

Solon-raised entrepreneur Nico Aguilar (14MHA/MPH) has migrated to a much larger town, now working to develop his fledgling business from an office in downtown Chicago. His full-time energies are focused on Speeko, a technology company that is building an innovative product to help people improve their public speaking skills, using only their smartphone. Published March 15, 2019

Researchers examine link between minimum wage, long-term health

A new study led by George Wehby, CPH professor of health management and policy, will examine whether children's health can be positively affected by an increase in their parents' minimum wage. "The study will link state-level data on the minimum wage to child-level data on development and health outcomes to examine how changes in minimum wage across states and over time have impacted a range of children’s health outcomes," Wehby said. (Multiple sources) Published March 12, 2019

Iowa ranked among nation’s top public health programs

The University of Iowa College of Public Health was ranked #19 among 177 public health schools and programs in the latest U.S. News Rankings, and the college's Department of Health Management and Policy and its Master of Health Administration program climbed to #8 among health care management programs. Published March 12, 2019

Uluocha establishes endowment to help underrepresented students visit campus

Winnie Uluocha, a JD/MHA student, has set up an endowment with the hopes of providing financial aid to students from underrepresented groups wanting to visit the UI College of Law. Published March 7, 2019

PHOTOS: HMP students attend ACHE Congress in Chicago

See photos of students attending the American College of Health Executives Congress. Published March 7, 2019

Tina Freese Decker named one of Top 25 Women Leaders in Health Care

Alumna Tina Freese Decker (02MHA), president and CEO of Spectrum Health, was recognized by Modern Healthcare as one of 2019's Top 25 Women Leaders. The biennial recognition program honors the top women health care executives who are influencing policy and care delivery models across the country. Published February 27, 2019

Fellowships and internships build bridges from school to workforce

Fellowships and internships help build bridges between school and the workforce, providing students with hands-on opportunities to apply the knowledge and skills they learn during a degree program. Discover what two CPH students and two recent alums have to say about what they gained from their internship or fellowship experiences. Published February 11, 2019