The University of Iowa’s Master of Health Administration program will receive a $3,360 innovation grant from the Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Management Education (CAHME) and Aramark as a part of a new program to recognize initiatives that support participation of health care management students in research, seminars, case study competitions, and other related activities.
“We are very pleased to receive this grant along with so many other prestigious CAHME accredited programs,” says Dan Gentry, clinical professor of health management and policy and director of Iowa’s MHA program.
According to Gentry, the UI program will use the funding to help cover the costs associated with sending student teams to national case competitions and efforts to build additional opportunities for students to learn and work together and with other health professions students in the areas of interprofessional education, diversity and inclusion, and community volunteerism.
This is the first year for the CAHME/ARAMARK innovation grants and, due to the large number of high-quality applications, grant administrators expanded the number of recipients from four to eight.
“When CAHME and Aramark announced the grant program earlier this year, we knew we wanted to recognize innovative ideas in improving graduate healthcare management education,” said Anthony Stanowski, DHA, FACHE, president and CEO of CAHME. “It was gratifying to have so many applications for support, and we are grateful for Aramark’s generosity in expanding the number of winners.”
Applications for the next round of grants will be available in the summer of 2018.