The Judy Baar Topinka Foundation is so proud of this year’s CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship. The scholarship is designed to help graduate students as they face the ever increasing costs of being a student especially during residencies where often they are unpaid. The Judy Baar Topinka Foundation would like to offer more types of these scholarship in Judy’s name. Consider a donation to help our future healthcare leaders.
Along with generous corporate partners, foundations, and board/personal donations, CAHME takes great pride in recognizing through our CAHME Awards program those programs and their students that have distinguished themselves.
This year’s recipients will be honored during the CAHME Award Ceremony at ACHE Congress on March 27, 2022, and are acknowledged in the January 17, 2022 edition of Modern Healthcare. These programs and students exemplify our mission of advancing the quality of healthcare management education.
- The CAHME/ Canon Solutions America Award for Sustainability in Healthcare Management recipient is the University of Minnesota, MHA, recognized for excellence in planning and providing a student learning experience focused on sustainability, accessibility, and diversity, equity, and inclusion, following the death of Mr. George Floyd in Minneapolis.
- The CAHME/George and Regi Herzlinger Innovation Education Award recognized a “gold recipient” at Trinity University, MSHA, and two “silver recipients”, Florida International University, Healthcare MBA, and Thomas Jefferson University, MS in Healthcare Quality and Safety. These three programs implemented approaches to curriculum development that focuses on the evaluation, adoption and invention of innovation. Trinity is distinguished as the “gold recipient” because of its PRISm Pitch Competition which brings innovation processes to the entire field.
- The CAHME/Dawn Gideon Foundation Scholarship recipient is Melissa DePaola, LMSW, MHA Candidate from Stony Brook University. As a practicing social worker at Suffolk County Department of Health, she distinguished herself through servant leadership.
- The CAHME/Judy Baar Topinka Foundation Scholarship recipients are Brittany Morrison, MHA Candidate from Johns Hopkins University and Yazmyne Melgoza, MHA Candidate from California State University, Long Beach. Brittany is distinguished in her role with the Washington State Department of Health where she led a team in responding to COVID-19 outbreaks. Yazmyne, in her role at Torrance Memorial Medical Center, was part of a team that worked to provide more than 5,000 face shields in 3 days early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and also served on vaccine leadership teams.
- The CAHME/Tim Campbell Scholarship recipient is Jarrell Mahusay, MHA Candidate from the University of North Florida. As a military liaison at the Convoy of Hope in Honolulu, he provided volunteer opportunities to serve the community in need. As the president of the UNF HASA Student Association, he expanded mentorship opportunities, established a case competition club, and is a passionate advocate for diversity in healthcare management.
Visit cahme.org/awards to learn more.
These programs and students give hope in these difficult times, that leadership and commitment to the common good is flourishing through CAHME’s Accredited programs. Join me, in congratulating all of the winning programs and students.