Published Tuesday, May 28, 2013

BOCA RATON, Fla. (May 28, 2013) - Florida Atlantic University’s undergraduate and graduate student teams from the College of Business’ health administration programs recently won the South Florida Healthcare Executive Forum’s (SFHEF) 2013 Student Case Competition. 

“I believe that the results of this case competition speak volumes about the quality of our health administration programs,” said Dennis Palkon, Ph.D., professor and director of the health administration program at FAU. “FAU’s faculty are educating their students to analyze problems and determine sound solutions in one of our nation’s most challenging industries.”

FAU’s undergraduate student team took first place in their category, and was awarded $1,000 and a plaque for the case titled, “Physician Leadership: MetroHealth System of Cleveland.”  FAU’s graduate team also was awarded $500 for their third place finish for the same case.

As part of the annual competition, each FAU student team is affiliated with a local hospital and respective mentor. This year undergraduate students worked with Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital, and graduate students worked with Broward Health. Students were able to network with senior executives representing health students by sponsoring case competitions at the annual student conference and networking event.

For more information, contact Dennis Palkon, Ph.D., at 561-297-3208 or dpalkon@fau.edu.



About Florida Atlantic University:
Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. Today, the University, with an annual economic impact of $6.3 billion, serves more than 30,000 undergraduate and graduate students at sites throughout its six-county service region in southeast Florida. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University is placing special focus on the rapid development of three signature themes – marine and coastal issues, biotechnology and contemporary societal challenges – which provide opportunities for faculty and students to build upon FAU’s existing strengths in research and scholarship.
For more information, visit www.fau.edu.




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