Student Activities

MHA student wins Schweitzer Fellowship

Brian R. Needham, a Master of Business Administration / Master of Health Administration student in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, was named a 2012-13 Columbus-Athens Schweitzer Fellow by the Albert Schweitzer Fellowship, along with 15 other graduate students from colleges and institutions in Ohio. Needham and the other students are tasked with conceptualizing and carrying out 200-hour service projects that address the social determinants of health in underserved communities, while pursuing their graduate education.

With his fellowship, Needham will work to enhance existing urban gardening efforts with a wellness program designed for low-income East Columbus residents. He will incorporate the 5-2-1-0 Healthy Kids Countdown—a health promotion initiative based on evidence-based messaging that emphasizes healthy nutritional choices and behaviors. His community site is Four Seasons City Farms.

AFHE student group hosts case competition

The Association of Future Healthcare Executives (AFHE) hosted its 2nd Annual Healthcare Case Competition in Spring 2012. Each team of three to four students was given a complex case designed to simulate the challenges that healthcare organizations are currently experiencing. The team’s job was to prepare recommendations for the organization as if they were brought in as consultants to a board of executives.

The winning teams were:

1st Place: Tamara Durr, Kristen Johnson and Nicole Williams
2nd Place: Matt Inama; Jessica Jolly; Stephanie Williams
Honorable Mention: Mike Rose; Catherine Smithers; Sarah Butts

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