MHA News

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Tom Elmore Steps in to Help HSMT

   May 8, 2018

Advisory Board member, Tom Elmore, stepped in to help the new Health Systems Management (HSMT) undergraduate major. He received his MBA from East Carolina University, his MS in Industrial Engineering and his BS in Engineering Operations from NC State University. Mr. Elmore served for one year in the CPCC Corporate Learning Center and also provided consulting services for three years....

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Dr. Piper Leads 3rd Annual Beverly Earle Minority Health Conference

   May 8, 2018

Dr. Crystal Piper led the 3rd Annual Honorable North Carolina State Representative Beverly Earle Minority Health Conference on February 23rd. Approximately 120 people attended the event, which was free and open to the public. The theme for the conference was Social Justice and Health Disparities and included a poster session and expert panel discussion. Expert panelists...

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Changes to MPH and HI Programs

   May 8, 2018

The UNC Charlotte MPH Program is expanding! In addition to totally redesigning its core curriculum to meet the recently revised CEPH accreditation requirements, the MPH Program will offer two new concentrations beginning in Fall 2018: Population Health Analytics and Epidemiology. These concentrations join the current Community Health Practice Concentration.  Each concentration will include its...

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Internship Spotlight: Amanda Deese

   May 8, 2018

Amanda Deese, MHA and MS Health Informatics student, completed her internship this past summer with Novant Health’s Logistics and Supply Chain Operations, where she worked under the Director of Supply Chain Operations, Tyler Ross, M.S. She discovered this internship opportunity through an email distributed to students by the MHA Program. Amanda interviewed with two Directors in Supply Chain in...

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Adjunct Faculty Ken Nanney & Anna DeVries Step in to Help

   May 8, 2018

Ken Nanney, in-house attorney for Atrium Health, stepped in to help UNC Charlotte when he learned that Windsor Schmidt would be unable to teach this semester. Mr. Nanney heard the news a few days before classes began and graciously agreed to teach Professor Schmidt’s Health Law and Ethics class.  Fortunately, he was not unfamiliar with this course: Mr. Nanney had served as a guest lecturer...

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AUPHA/Foster G. McGaw Scholarship

   May 8, 2018

In April, AUPHA awarded MHA student, Thomas “Tommy” Roache, the Foster G. McGaw scholarship. This scholarship is awarded to students in Health Administration based on the recommendation of program faculty. Since the inception of this scholarship program in 1975, AUPHA has awarded over 900 scholarships to students most deserving of recognition.

Tommy received his Bachelors of Science in...

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In Memoriam: Camina Davis

   May 8, 2018

Lecturer and BSPH Internship Coordinator Ms. Camina Davis, MS (’03), CHES, passed away on Sunday January 14, 2018, surrounded by family following an extended illness.

Camina joined the Public Health Sciences faculty in Fall 2007 as Lecturer and Internship Coordinator, concurrent with the launch of the BSPH program.  After completing her master’s in the department in 2003, she worked...

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ACHE Congress

   May 8, 2018

In late March, the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) hosted its annual Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago, IL. This year, four UNC Charlotte MHA students (Kirkland Wade, Makayla Pannell, Lakenda Crawford, and Duke Maisiba) attended the conference, along with MHA Program Director, Dr. Michael Thompson, and MHA Program Administrator, Melissa Smith. Attendees networked...

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Internship Moves to a Graded Course

   May 8, 2018

The Internship (HADM 6400), a vital part of the MHA program, is typically completed halfway through the program. This experiential course allows students to gain valuable real-world experience. In previous years, this course has been graded as pass/fail, with the main product, a report documenting the internship, often submitted the following semester. This mid-point capstone set a high...

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2018 Health Care Summit Conference

   May 8, 2018

In April, the Charlotte Chamber of Commerce hosted Health Care Summit 2018, which focused on mental health and the opioid epidemic.  Of the many UNC Charlotte students attending the Summit, Health Informatics and Analytics student Michael Sholes commented, “I thoroughly enjoyed the discussions at the conference and networking with local business leaders.” Health Administration student, Bruno...

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