School of Global Health Management and Informatics faculty members, including Director Su-I Hou, accepted the award during AUPHA's annual conference June 7 through 9.

The Association of University Programs in Health Administration recently named UCF’s School of Global Health Management and Informatics the winner of the organization’s 2022 Engagement with AUPHA – Established Member Program Award.

The award recognizes programs for their engagement with and contribution to AUPHA, a global network of academic institutions, faculty and organizations dedicated to improving healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education.

School of Global Health Management and Informatics Director Su-I Hou ­– along with faculty members Dawn Oetjen, Reid Oetjen and Bernardo Ramirez ­– accepted the award during AUPHA’s annual meeting June 7 through 9 in Salt Lake City, Utah.

“We are so honored to receive this engagement award from AUPHA,” Hou says. “Our vision is to prepare globally minded, locally engaged leaders and scholars in the healthcare industry and foster a reputation of excellence and impact in research. Receiving this national award is a great testimony to our long-term engagement efforts showing our school and team are leading by example to realize that vision.”

The school’s mission is to leverage innovative approaches to education and research to promote health, inform policy, and create global and community partnerships with a commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Programs that receive the engagement award have been AUPHA members for at least 10 years and demonstrate committee service, meeting attendance and participation, authorship and leadership in the organization throughout the previous year.

“The University of Central Florida has long been a strongly committed and highly engaged AUPHA member,” says Dan Gentry, president and CEO of AUPHA. “The faculty are frequent presenters at AUPHA meetings and serve in important volunteer and leadership roles. UCF has an undergraduate program recognized as having met the high standards required for AUPHA certification and is consistently a strong program sponsor for the AUPHA annual meeting.”

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