By Susan N. Hanrahan, ASAHP President
Time is really going way too fast!!! Our Annual Conference is right around the corner. I sure hope you are able to attend. This should be a good one.
We have continued to highlight Conference plenary speakers and other activities in our newsletters. I would like to point out that four “of our own” will be speaking at plenary sessions this year, including Dr. Randy Lambrecht, who is now President of the Aurora Research Institute and System VP of Advocate Aurora Health, Dr. Lisa Saladin, Provost and EVP for Academic Affairs at Medical University of South Carolina, Dr. Pat Walker, Dean Emeritus at Sacred Heart University, and Dr. Susan Cashin who is the Director of the Office of Performance Analytics at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Also representing one of our member institutions will be Dr. Mitchell Scheiman who is the Dean of Research at Salus University who will be delivering the Switzer Lecture. Provost Lori Gonzalez of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center will be back to serve on a leadership panel entitled Recruiting Strategies and Challenges that will be held Friday morning so we will be excited to see her again. There are MANY other esteemed speakers plus all of the poster and concurrent session presentations. It will be a great time.
The Business Meeting will actually host the Association Awards this year since we are “boating” on our usual awards evening. Please plan to attend because you will get updates on a number of activities and also be able to bring new business items at the end of the meeting when we will open it up for a “town hall” discussion. Be thinking of things you might want to chat about. Phyllis King, our President Elect, will also be sharing some highlights for her two-year term as president.
The Institutional Profile Survey has gotten some new “enhancements” based on your feedback and is about ready for its second data collection release. The first aggregated data report from our new survey is ready for its “reveal” and will be appearing in the boxes of those that completed the survey. So, if you did not fill out the survey and want the data next time, please take time to fill out the IPS when it is released to our member institutions. If you have questions on this, please ask myself or Kristen in the ASAHP office.
Lastly, you have received a Bylaws notice for a name change of our association. This has been a topic of conversation over the 25 years I have been an ASAHP member. The BOD discussed this in their summer 2018 meeting and in summer 2019 made a decision to offer you a name change. We will keep the ASAHP acronym and literally replace the word “allied” with “advancing.” Since we are educating the health workforce for the 21st Century, it is a very appropriate and timely change. I hope you will vote yes.
My last note to you as President will come after the Annual Conference. See you there!! Susan Hanrahan, President
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