08/18- Arledge is making the best of her opportunities, while creating a few of her own along the way. In her first year in the Saint Louis University Master of Health Administration program she secured two internships and took on four leadership roles across the health administration landscape.
07/26- Billiken soccer standout defender Brionna Halverson, who earned a bachelor's degree in public health and is pursuing a master's degree in organizational leadership, is Saint Louis University's nominee for the 2022 NCAA Woman of the Year Award.
07/25- For the third consecutive year, Saint Louis University was recognized by the Women’s Foundation of Greater St. Louis (WFSTL) as a top place for women to work. This is WFSTL’s fifth annual “Women in the Workplace: Employment Scorecard.”
06/23- During the course of their time as undergraduates in the College for Public Health and Social Justice, public health students engage in field exposure as part of their curriculum. Traditionally, this experience came through service learning, an approach that joins concepts taught in the classroom with community experience.
06/17- We invite you to continue reading the latest edition of our newsletter to learn more about how our SLU students, alumni, faculty, and friends are working collaboratively to advance the field of health care management and to make the world a better place for all of us.
06/13- Fourteen SLU graduates received 2022 Alumni Awards. The graduates were honored at a dinner and recognized at the commencement ceremony. The celebration marked the return of the awards after the COVID-19 pandemic altered plans to hold in-person recognition in 2020 and 2021.
06/02- Public health has come to the attention of the public more than ever since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic. And yet, while awareness of the importance of community health practices and policies has risen, the public remains removed from the process.
05/26- In honor of ATLAS Week, Saint Louis University Public Health Accelerated Undergraduate student Liam John (BSHMP ‘23) gave a presentation on the idea of creating a community-like center inside of SLU-owned Il Monstero, a modest building on campus that which once served the community as a church and gathering place.
05/13- Upon graduating this Spring, she will begin a fellowship with the Mayo Clinic in Phoenix, Arizona where she is looking forward to submerging herself in the Mayo Clinic culture and experiencing all facets of health care operations through her rotations.
05/11- This April, health management students and faculty from Saint Louis University attended the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) 2022 Congress on Healthcare Leadership in Chicago. Students, alumni, and faculty at Saint Louis University took part in a plethora of education opportunities, training, and mentoring as it relates to the field of health care management.
04/29- Bryce Takenaka got the ball rolling on his public health career in an unconventional way. Originally from Honolulu, Takenaka followed his talent and passion for bowling to St. Louis, while pursuing interests in healthcare related fields.
04/25- Saint Louis University's M.H.A. alumni stand out among the nation's best in health administration. The 2021 class is no exception. Here's a snapshot of where some of our newest class of alumni are working post-graduation.
04/20- Christy Moore (MHA 2010) is the Vice President of Capital & Program Planning at BJC HealthCare ¬-- one of the largest nonprofit health care integrated delivery organizations in the country.
04/13- Tamiko Gheen (MHA 2017) is an active-duty United States Air Force major and the comptroller at the San Antonio Military Health System. In her current role, Gheen provides resource operations oversight to a market with nine Army and Air Force treatment facilities staffed by 12,000 employees servicing 240,000 beneficiaries.
04/11- The Saint Louis University Research Institute has published its 2021 Annual Impact Report, celebrating research successes from September 2020 to September 2021.
03/31- Stephen Goo, MPH, JD, LLM, (MPH ’13), Saint Louis University graduate and US Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights recently did a Q&A with the OPHP about public health and learning at SLU.
03/31- Researchers and clinicians at Saint Louis University are tackling problems to improve the lives of women on many fronts.
03/14- Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice announces a new leadership team for the Department of Health Management and Policy.
02/21- In May 2021, Burkholder began her internship at International HELP (International Health Education for Local People). The mission of the non-profit is to end all preventable diseases, with just two full time staff, interns, and volunteers.
02/16- Saint Louis University has appointed Ellen K. Barnidge, Ph.D., associate professor of behavioral science and health education, to serve as the interim dean of SLU’s College for Public Health and Social Justice. Her appointment as interim dean was effective Feb. 1 and continues through June 2023.
01/27- Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., an assistant professor of health management and policy in Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice, has been named the president of SSM Health Ministries.
01/11- The Bandana Project is most recognizable on campus by the green bandanas tied to the backpacks of students, staff and faculty. Those with a green bandana have resource cards that have local and national mental health resources for students to access.
- MPH Candidate Colleen Madden Sets Course to Revolutionize Health Policy and Inspire Universal Change
01/07- MPH Candidate Colleen Madden is passionate about revolutionizing public health policy. Each class, practicum placement and training opportunity has provided her with the tools to inspire change.
12/13- As a first-year Master of Health Administration candidate, Meghan Weihmuller was looking for a way to foster health literacy while incorporating innovation and health equity. With this in mind, Weihmuller started the children’s health-focused startup, PediaBright.
- CPHSJ Students Get Published in Dr. Roger Lewis's New Book, The Role of the Industrial Hygienist in a Pandemic
12/13- In the Spring semester of 2021, Dr. Roger Lewis’s PUBH 2300 class, “Contemporary Issues in Global Health” worked on a project to “determine the unique challenges for protecting workers in several types of industries where pandemic pathogens were difficult to control.”
- Saint Louis University Students Michaila Dix, Moustapha Mbaye and Calvin Upton Place 2nd in NAHSE Student Case Competition
12/03- A team of Saint Louis University first-year and second-year Master of Health Administration and Master of Public Health students placed 2nd at the 26th Annual Everett V. Fox Student Case Competition, hosted by the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE).
- Universities Allied for Essential Medicines (UAEM) Seeks to Become a Chartered Student Organization at SLU
11/15- The group organized in the Fall of 2020 with hopes to become an official CSO (Chartered Student Organization) by next Fall of 2021. UAEM is open to all undergraduate and graduate students and given the interdisciplinary nature of the group, welcomes students across all SLU colleges.
- SLU Department of Health Management and Policy Partners with Catholic Health Association for new Executive Institute
11/10- The Department of Health Management and Policy and the College for Public Health and Social Justice are partnering with Catholic Health Association (CHA) to help develop the next generation of leadership for Catholic health care in the U.S.
- MHA Candidate Prasana Ruxmohan Uses Own Experiences to Inspire Progressive Change in Health Care System
10/18- Master of Health Administration candidate Prasana Ruxmohan has always felt the call to change the landscape of health care.
10/12- As a healthcare executive immersed in managed care contracting and network development for more than 15 years, Amy Winker (MHA 2019) had built a track record that kept her in high demand. When Amy was asked to transition into the role of Director of Operations at Saint Louis University (SLU) Cancer Center, she wanted the credentials to match her experience.
10/12- Through years of experience working with associates and clinicians on many levels across multiple disciplines, Talley believes that investing in people is the key to driving sustainable change in health care.
10/05- Keon L. Gilbert, DrPH, associate professor of behavioral science and health education at Saint Louis University’s College for Public Health and Social Justice and one of the founding co-directors of the Institute for Healing Justice and Equity at SLU, has been appointed to the third class of David M. Rubenstein Fellows at the Brookings Institution.
- Saint Louis University, SSM Health Cardinal Glennon Children’s Hospital Receive $2 Million as Part of New Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network
09/29- Saint Louis University has received $2 million from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as one of five medical centers making up a new network created to improve coordinated pandemic care for children.
- HMP Professor Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., Shows Students Importance of Public Health Through His Jesuit Identity in Teaching, Research and Service
09/23- As a professor in health management and policy in the College for Public Health and Social Justice and a Jesuit priest, Michael Rozier, S.J., Ph.D., is shaping the future of health.
- Mei-Ling Tung, M.S.W., Ph.D, Tabbed to Manage Student Professional Development and Internship Placements for HMP Department
08/26- The Saint Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice names Mei-Ling Tung, M.S.W., Ph.D., to manage the student professional development and internship placements in the Department for Health Management and Policy.
08/26- Jen Jen Chang, Ph.D., M.P.H. has been named the Program Director of the Master of Public Health program. Dr. Chang has been with the College for Public Health & Social Justice for 15 years after earning her M.P.H. in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from Saint Louis University in 2002 and a Ph.D. of Maternal and Child Health Epidemiology from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2005.
- SLU Research: Access to Care for Minority Medicare Patients Worse Than That of Non-Minority Patients
08/18- Saint Louis University research has found that Medicare patients who belong to racial or ethnic minority groups (Black, Hispanic, Asian/Pacific Islander, or Native American) experience worse access to and quality of ambulatory or out-patient medical care than Medicare patients who are White or multiracial, regardless of whether they may be enrolled in Medicare Advantage or traditional Medicare.
07/30- Each year, students in the College for Public Health and Social Justice have the opportunity to nominate a faculty member who exhibits the qualities of the beloved Dr. Terry Leet. From the many exceptional teachers nominated, one faculty member is selected.
- SLU Researchers Awarded $1.8 Million Grant to Help Improve Behavioral Health Services for Children, Adolescents
07/29- A team of researchers from Saint Louis University has received a new, four-year $1.8 million grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to establish the Integrated Behavioral Health Practice Fellowship for Children and Youth.
07/19- Saint Louis University (SLU) will begin offering a dual graduate degree including the Master of Public Health (MPH) and the Physician Assistant (PA) Master of Medical Science (MMS) degree in the 2021-2022 academic year. Students pursuing the dual degree will begin by taking MPH classes followed by PA classes, with three classes overlapping both programs which makes the program faster than taking the two programs independently.