HPM Department News

2013 UAB Health Administration Case Competition

The UAB Health Administration Case Competition provides graduate students from CAHME-accredited health administration programs an opportunity to put what they have learned into practice with a real-life, real-time case. 

2013 Distinguished Alumni and Gloninger Service Awards, two of the four winners from HPM

Pitt Public Health is pleased to announce the recipients of the 2013 Distinguished Alumni Awards: William Holman, MHA ’79 for practice, Coleen Boyle, PhD ’81 for research, and Anita Caufield, MHA ’84 for teaching and dissemination. The winner of the 2013 Margaret F. Gloninger Service Award is Mary Patricia Nowalk, PhD ’93. 

Dr. Castle has recently completed a report

Dr Castle has recently completed a report “Improving Nursing Home Care in New York City: The Importance of Workforce Relationships and Staff Stability to Achieving Better Quality.” 

Cindy Bryce published in Health Affairs

ABSTRACT Although decisions regarding end-of-life care are personal and important, they may be influenced by the ways in which options are presented. 

Yuting Zhang Publishes in JAMA Internal Medicine

Dr. Yuting Zhang from HPM published an article in JAMA Internal Medicine online first on February 11, 2013. 

Visit the HPMA Linked in page

Join the group and stay Linked in! 

CSSD to offer cloud storage, collaboration tools

Box for Pitt, which enables users to store files online and Microsoft Lync, which will replace WebEx for Pitt’s web conferencing services 

Yuting Zhang Chairs Two Sessions at the American Economic Association Annual Meeting in San Diego


ACHE Congress Scholarship

 Congratulations Karalyn Smith from the MHA Class of 2014 

Dr. Longest new publications

Management Challenges at the Intersection of Public Policy Environments and Strategic Decision Making in Public Hospitals and The Process of Public Policymaking: A Conceptual Model 

Jesse Walters and Christine Gibert to accept positions.

The Department of Health Policy & Management and the University of Pittsburgh Health Policy Institute are pleased to announce that 

Congrats on being elected the new HPMA officers!

Congratulations Karalyn, Blair, Rachna & Elizabeth on being elected the new HPMA officers! We wish you the best in carrying on the excellent track record of the current student leaders. 

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Yuting Zhang Interviewed by 90.5 Radio News, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Dr. Yuting Zhang was interviewed by Deanna Garcia from WESA 90.5 Radio News, Pittsburgh’s 

Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke, JD presents at MIDAS Dynamics of Preparedness Conference

Elizabeth Ferrell Bjerke, JD  gave two presentations at the MIDAS Dynamics of Preparedness Conference: October 24, 2012 on 

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