After graduating with a finance degree from Brigham Young University, Brent Parsons (MHA ’15) worked in patient billing at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City. But he needed more. “I didn’t feel like I was close enough to the patients and truly making a difference in the care they received.”…
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Every year, Minnesota experiences more than 40 foodborne disease outbreaks. The summer months see scores of Salmonella cases or E. coli poisoning, while winter brings norovirus infections by the droves. The Minnesota Department of Health (MDH) is continuously collecting information on potential foodborne illness outbreaks via routine surveillance, or when…
Mary Ellen Wells, MHA ’84, will join the University of Minnesota Master of Healthcare Administration program as a senior lecturer and dyad partner beginning September 5, 2017. In this role, Mary Ellen will oversee relationships between the MHA program and Alumni Association/Foundation, lead efforts to enhance the program’s visibility in the…
Alumni Mageen Caines (MPH ’16) and Gretchen Musicant (MPH ’85) were selected by The Kresge Foundation for its Emerging Leaders in Public Health Initiative.
SPH alumnus and Emeritus Professor Charles Oberg (MPH ’84) shares his experiences on the island of Lesbos, Greece, providing medical care for refugees seeking asylum in Europe.
Infectious disease epidemiologist and SPH Regents Professor Michael Osterholm answers questions about infectious disease outbreaks and shares tips from his latest book, “Deadliest Enemy” about what we can do to prepare.
Amira Adawe (MPH ’15) uses her public health training to address issues threatening the health of the local Somali community, and to advise state legislators on programs that benefit all Minnesotans.
This past summer, Minnesota MHA alumni played a key role in mentoring and developing future leaders by serving as residency preceptors and clerkship case advisors.
Linda Knodel, MHA ‘98, received the 2016 Gold Medal Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives her work to advance the issues facing nursing.