Accomplishments: Department of Health Care Administration and Policy

August 7, 2019
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration & Policy) presented at the 2019 Academy Health annual research meeting in Washington, D.C., in June. Their poster presentations were titled:  The Impact of Patient-Provider Communication and Electronic Cigarette Harmfulness: the Role of Race/Ethnicity Hospital Cultural Competence: Competitive Advantage and Financial Performance The Association between Adoption Levels of Electronic Health Records (EHR) and Patient Safety...
June 14, 2019
Soumya Upadhyay (Health Care Administration and Policy) as part of an interdisciplinary international team, published a paper titled "For Your Review: Insights from Seasoned Reviewers and Editors on the Peer-Review Process" in the Journal of Health Administration and Education, a journal by the the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. While Ph.D. programs teach doctoral students to critically assess research, often they do not formally or adequately prepare students for...
December 10, 2018
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (both Healthcare Administration & Policy) presented at the 2018 American Public Health Association annual meeting in San Diego last month. Their oral presentation was titled "Structural Characteristics And Safety Culture Perceptions: The Mediating Role Of Perceived Teamwork And Perceived Handoffs" and their poster presentation was titled "Hospital Cultural Competency and Patient Safety Culture." Tomas is in the master of public health and infection...
November 27, 2018
Ji Won Yoo (Medicine), and Pearl Kim and Jay Shen (both Health Care Administration) recently published an article along with Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, South Korea) and Sun Jung Kim (Soonchunhayng University, South Korea). The article, "Ten-Year Trends of Palliative Care Utilization Associated with Multiple Sclerosis Patients in the United States from 2005 to 2014," was published in the Journal of Clinical Neuroscience. Shen is the corresponding author. Kim is a...
November 14, 2018
Graduate student Maham Bhatti (School of Community Health Sciences) has been accepted into the University of Missouri Health Care Administrative Fellowship, a unique two-year program dedicated to fostering the next generation of health care leaders.  As a MU Health Care fellow, Bhatti will be working side-by-side with executive leadership and will gain valuable hands-on experience from customized rotations throughout various departments including ambulatory care, inpatient care, finance,...
November 14, 2018
Jay Shen (Health Care Administration), Guogen Shan (Health Care Administration), Carolee Dodge-Francis (Environmental and Occupational Health), Pearl C. Kim (Health Care Administration doctoral student), Ji Won Yoo (School of Medicine), and Yong-Jae Lee (Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea) recently published a paper, "Trends and Related Factors of Cannabis-Associated Emergency Department Visits in the United States: 2006–2014", on Journal of Addiction Medicine, the...
November 6, 2018
Chris Cochran (Community Health Sciences) received the Service Award from the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the Nevada chapter of ACHE.  ACHE is an international professional society made up of health care executives who lead hospitals, health care systems and other health care organizations. The ACHE recognition program celebrates members' commitment to the health care management profession as well as their leadership and contributions to furthering professional...
October 10, 2018
Kimberly Tomas and Soumya Upadhyay (both Healthcare Administration) presented a paper titled "Does Cultural Competency Influence Patient Safety Culture?" at the 2018 Nevada Public Health Association Conference held last month in Las Vegas. Tomas is pursuing a master of public health degree.
September 11, 2018
Jay Shen, Sungyoun Chun (both Community Health Sciences); Pearl Kim (Healthcare Administration), Seong-min Park (Criminal Justice), Haneul Choi (Honors), and Ji Won Yoo (Medicine) recently published an article, “Relationship Between Acute Hepatitis C and the Opioid Epidemic” in the American Journal of Medicine. This paper was a collaboration between UNLV and the University of Arizona College of Medicine in Tucson. In response to the opioid epidemic across the country, this article suggests the...
September 11, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) presented a professional development workshop (PDW) session on the topic "Everything You Wanted to Know about Reviewing but Were Afraid to Ask" at the 78th Academy of Management annual conference in Chicago. This PDW discussed best practices in reviewing journal articles and recommendations for reviewers on how to perform a good review.
August 29, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration and Policy) presented three papers at the recent 2018 Annual Academy Health meeting. Her poster presentations covered the following broad topics: Improving Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare Measuring Safety, Quality, and Value in Healthcare  Diversity and Cultural Competence
August 20, 2018
Soumya Upadhyay (Healthcare Administration) recently presented two papers, "Structural Characteristics and Patient Safety Culture: Do Teamwork and Handoffs Have a Mediating Role?' and "Hospital-Physician Financial Integration and Patient Safety Outcomes, " at the Healthcare Management Division at the 78th Academy of Management meeting in Chicago.