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April 15, 2013 - Director of School’s Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy Honored for Community Service
The School’s director of programs in health sector management and policy, Steven Ullmann, is being honored for his service to the University. He is one of four members of the UM community to be honored with this year’s Faculty Senate Awards. Full Story 

February 4, 2013 - School of Business Hosts More Than 700 to Explore “The Business of Health Care Post-Election”
While there will be "bumps in the road" as the Affordable Care Act is implemented, the U.S. health care system will remain largely intact, according to national policy experts at “The Business of Health Care Post-Election,” a February 1 conference hosted by the School. Full Story 

December 3, 2012 - School of Business to Host “The Business of Health Care Post-Election”
The School of Business will bring together some of the nation’s leading health care policy and industry leaders for a conference focused on the impact that the election results will have on health care reform and what it will mean for business. Full Story 

November 26, 2012 - Obama Win Paints Bright Picture for Health Care, Real Estate and Construction Stocks Says Study from School’s Finance Department; Research also Predicts Which Sectors are Likely to Falter
A new study by two of the School’s finance professors found that in years when an incumbent Democratic president was re-elected, stocks in health care, real estate and construction outperformed the market. Full Story 

September 27, 2012 - Debate Over Health Care Reform Takes Center Stage at School of Business
University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala joined Steven G. Ullmann, professor and director of the School's Center for Health Sector Management and Policy, at the School of Business for a discussion on current issues in health care and the career paths it offers. Full Story

The Miami Herald – May 17, 2012 – Steve Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article about Miami having the nation’s highest costs for private health insurance. Article

Nightly Business Report (PBS) – April 2, 2012 – In a one-minute commentary segment, Steve Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, spoke about the implications of the Supreme Court striking down the Affordable Care Act. Transcript/Video

Miami Today – March 14, 2012 – An article about trends in business education included information about the School’s MBA programs and included quotes from Anuj Mehrotra, the vice dean for graduate business programs, who discussed growing demand for international, health sector, and entrepreneurship programs. Article

February 16, 2012 School’s Director of Health Sector Programs to Business Leaders in Puerto Rico: Much More Controversy over Health Care Reform Ahead
Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management, offered insight about the historic legislation as a keynote speaker at the Puerto Rico Health & Insurance Conference 2012: Economic Transformation in Health, which was co-hosted by the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce and the School of Business. Full Story

The Miami Herald – Feb. 10, 2012Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article that revealed that Florida organizations have received $119.6 million in reform act funds over the last two years as a result of the Affordable Care Act, which the state’s governor and legislature have opposed. The article was also published in the Tampa Bay Times. Article

Caribbean Business – Jan. 9, 2012 – Puerto Rico’s leading English-language weekly newspaper featured information about the School and Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce co-hosting the Puerto Rico Health and Insurance Conference 2012. The article included quotes from Steven Ullman, the director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy and one of the conference keynote speakers. Article

January 9, 2012 School of Business Teams up with Business Community in Puerto Rico to Host Puerto Rico Health & Insurance Conference 2012 - “Economic Transformation in Health”
The School has joined the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce (PRCC) to co-host the Puerto Rico Health & Insurance Conference 2012 “Economic Transformation in Health," which will explore new business opportunities in health care with insights from leading industry experts. Full Story

December 15, 2011 School Launches New Program to Help Health Care Industry Tackle Compliance and Ethics Issues Faced in Latin America
In an effort to help firms meet compliance and ethics challenges in Latin America, the School of Business has developed an innovative training program designed exclusively for compliance officers and related health care industry executives. Full Story

November 30, 2011 The Role of the CFO in Controlling Health Care Costs is Focus of School-Sponsored Roundtable
Health sector CFOs have taken on a critical strategic role within their organizations, according to Steven G. Ullmann, director of the School's programs in health sector management and policy. Ullmann discussed the new role of the CFO during a roundtable discussion in Miami, hosted by The CFO Alliance in partnership with the School this month. Full Story

Nightly Business Report (PBS) – Sept. 13, 2011 – Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, offered expert commentary on the census report that found nearly one in six Americans or 46 million people, live in poverty, saying “It means that people are going to have growing history associated with making basic ends meet, being able to afford rent in terms of housing for their families, being ability to afford to put food on the table and of course access to health care becomes that much more problematic.” Video / Transcript

The Miami Herald - August 4, 2011 – An article about accountable care organizations or ACOs - groups of doctors, hospitals and other health care interests that band together to improve patient outcomes - included insight from Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy. Article

June 21, 2011 School of Business Well Represented Among Finalists in “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare” Contest
The finalists in Modern Healthcare magazine’s 2011 “100 Most Influential People in Healthcare" competition include three members of the School’s Advisory Board to Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy. Full Story

AméricaEconomía – May 28, 2011 – An article about the growing demand for MBA education among physicians and other health care professionals noted the School’s program and included insight from Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy. Article

The Miami Herald - April 20, 2011 – Steve Ullmann, the director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article about a new study that shows that more seniors are dying at home, rather than in hospitals. Article

March 29, 2011 School of Business Professor Steven Ullmann Honored with UM’s Outstanding Teaching Award
Steven G. Ullmann, a professor of management and economics and director of Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy was among three top faculty members who were honored during the annual Faculty Senate Awards Ceremony. Full Story

C-SPAN Television – Feb. 28, 2011 – The panel session titled “Patient-centered Care and Accountable Organizations in an Era of Health Care Reform,” from the Global Business Forum, which was organized by the School of Business, was aired in its entirety. The segment also aired on Feb. 25. Video

C-SPAN Television – Feb. 26, 2011 - The panel session titled “Insuring the Future: The Financing of Health Care,” from the Global Business Forum, which was organized by the School of Business, was aired in its entirety. The segment also aired on Feb. 25. Video

The Miami Herald – Feb. 13, 2011 – Photographs from the Global Business Forum, organized by the School in January, were published in the newspaper’s Sunday “South Florida Album” section. Article

February 14, 2011 - MBA Students Shine in National Health Care Case Competition
A team of five of the School’s MBA students took second place honors in the final round of a national health care case competition at Emory University. Full Story

February 11, 2011 - Professor Warns of Health Care Tsunamis at Major Health Conference in Puerto Rico
The School of Business partnered with the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce to host the Puerto Rico Health & Insurance Conference 2011 . Full Story

February 8, 2011 - UM Entrepreneurship Students Help Miami-Dade Youth Prepare for Regional Competition
Young entrepreneurs from Miami’s Booker T. Washington High School have an edge heading into a regional business plan competition, thanks to the University of Miami Entrepreneurship Club. Full Story

January 14, 2011 - Global Business Forum Ends with Call to Action From Industry Leaders
Jeffrey Immelt, CEO of GE, closes three-days of deep discussion focused on, "The Business of Health Care: Defining the Future." Full Story

January 14, 2011 - South Beach Diet Doctor tells Global Business Forum Participants: What Once Protected Us is Killing Us
South Beach Diet creator Arthur Agatston, preventive cardiologist and professor of medicine at the University of Miami’s Miller School of Medicine, spoke to more than 600 Forum participants as the keynote speaker at lunch on the third and final day of the Forum. Full Story

January 14, 2011 - Global Business Forum Panel Explores Health Care Fraud’s Ground Zero: South Florida
The panelists outlined the pervasive problem of health care fraud in South Florida during the third and final day of sessions at the School's Global Business Forum focused on the "Business of Health Care." Full Story

January 13, 2011 - Prevention is at the Core of Public Health, FDA Commissioner Tells Global Business Forum Audience
Food & Drug Administration Commissioner Margaret Hamburg spoke to a packed auditorium Thursday at the University of Miami Global Business Forum, organized by the School of Business. Full Story

January 13, 2011 - Private Equity Opportunities Abound in Health Sector, Top Banker Tells Global Business Forum
James D. Forbes, the head of Global Principle Investments at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, offers advice at the University of Miami’s Global Business Forum on Thursday. Full Story

January 13, 2011 - Global Business Forum Signature Panel Brings Together Voices From Across Health Care Industry to Offer Solutions for Containing Costs
There is no silver bullet that can magically reign in health care costs. That according to a panel of industry leaders who shared their thoughts during the signature panel session that capped off the second day of the University of Miami Global Business Forum Jan. 13. Full Article

January 13, 2011 - HHS Secretary at the Global Business Forum: Health Care Reform Can Boost U.S Competitiveness
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Kathleen Sebelius opens the University of Miami Global Business Forum, organized by the School of Business. Sebelius set the stage for future discussions during the second day of the forum, headlined “The Business of Health Care: Defining the Future.” Full Story

January 12, 2011 - University of Miami Brings Together Hundreds to Share Ideas on the Business of Health Care at Global Business Forum
Hundreds of business professionals converge on the University of Miami for a major three-day conference featuring some of the world’s most prominent health care industry thought leaders. Full Story

The Miami Herald – Jan. 4, 2011 – An article highlighting one of more than 30 panel sessions to be featured at the University of Miami Global Business Forum, noted that the Forum was launched by the School of Business. Article

The Miami Herald
– Dec. 31, 2010 – Steven Ullmann, a professor of management and director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article about the future of Florida’s government-owned hospitals under the administration of governor-elect Rick Scott. Article

Caribbean Business – Dec. 24, 2010 – An article in Puerto Rico’s leading weekly business publication provided details about the School’s partnership with the Puerto Rico Chamber of Commerce to host a health and insurance conference in February. The article included quotes from Steven Ullmann, a management professor and director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy.

The Miami Herald – Oct. 24, 2010 – An article about employee wellness programs at Baptist Health South Florida and the University of Miami includes quotes from Steven Ullmann, the director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy. Article

AméricaEconomía– Oct. 20, 2010 – An article in the leading Latin American business magazine highlighted the significant role the School of Business plays in South Florida’s health care industry and included quotes from Dean Barbara Kahn. Article

WIOD Radio– Miami – Sept. 22, 2010 – A segment on the implementation of several elements of health care reform legislation featured a live interview with Steven Ullmann, the director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy.

September 17, 2010 - UM President Honored with Nelson Mandela Award
University of Miami President Donna E. Shalala has been awarded the 2010 Nelson Mandela Award for Health and Human Rights.
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The Miami Herald – Sept. 14, 2010 – Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy was quoted extensively about a report that South Floridians go to specialists for medical care rather than primary care physicians more often than the national average. “Primary care keeps costs down,” said Ullmann in explaining why that may be why health care costs in South Florida are so much higher. Article

The Miami Herald – Sept. 12, 2010 – An article about an iPhone application that allows potential plastic surgery patients preview what they would like look after certain procedures includes quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, who says “As more people can see what they are able to become ... it can generate more business.” Article

The Miami Herald – July 23, 2010 – Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, was quoted in an article about a report that shows most of Florida’s small businesses will qualify for tax credits under the federal health care reform legislation. “This is a carrot being dangled in front of them,” noted Ullmann. Article

July 15, 2010 - Healing the Health Care System
Despite the rhetoric over health care reform, UM's president says positive change is on the way during a speech at the annual Audit Committee Issues Conference, hosted by KPMG's Audit Committee Institute in Aventura, Fla. Article

June 23, 2010 - Center for Health Sector Management and Policy Established at School of Business
The School has established a Center for Health Sector Management and Policy that will serve as a resource to businesses and policy making bodies, conduct and disseminate leading edge research, offer consult services to the health care and business community and provide training and education for those in the health sector.Full Article

April 9, 2010 - School of Business Awards $42,000 in Annual Business Plan Competition,
The winners of the annual University of Miami Business Plan Competition, sponsored by the School of Business Administration, were announced April 9, just hours after the undergraduate and graduate students competed in the final round of the competition, which is now in its eighth year.
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The Miami Herald – April 2, 2010 – In an article about the impact of health care reform legislation on those who cannot buy health insurance because of preexisting medical conditions, Steven Ullmann, the School’s director of programs in health sector management and policy noted that although there will be subsidies for policies, “they still may be priced so they're not accessible to everybody.'' Article

March 25, 2010 - Advisory Board Members Discuss Impact of Health Care Reform

Members of the School’s Health Sector Management and Policy Advisory Board offer thoughts on how the passage of health care reform legislation will impact the industry. The Experts’ Thoughts

March 22, 2010 – The Miami Herald:
Reaction to Passage of Health Care Bill
A front-page article about the health care reform legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives included numerous quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy, who noted that while the bill will help consumers, there are still a lot of unknowns about how state budgets will be impacted. Article

March 21, 2010 – The Miami Herald: Programs Like School's EMBA in Health Sector Management and Policy More Popular

An article about the growing interest in specialized college programs cited the School’s Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy, as well as its other programs in health care such as the undergraduate minor, and quoted Steven Ullmann, director of programs in health sector management and policy. Article

Jan. 29, 2010 - The Miami Herald: Reaction to Health Care Reform Remarks in State of the Union
A front-page article featuring reaction from local health care leaders to President Obama’s State of the Union remarks on health care reform included insight from Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs. Article

Dec. 24, 2009 - FOX Business Network: U.S. Senate Vote on Health Care Reform
In a live interview, Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, provided insight on the health care reform bill passed by the U.S. Senate earlier in the day.

Oct. 12, 2009 - The Miami Herald: Focus on Young Adults Who Choose to Go Without Health Insurance
A front-page article about young adults who choose to go without health insurance because they believe they are healthy and do not needed included quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs. Read Article

Oct. 2, 2009 - St. Petersburg Times: Why Florida Has Higher Health Care Costs and More Without Insurance
An article about the high percentage of residents without health insurance and higher health care costs in Florida included quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, and Tal Gross, an assistant professor of economics. Read Article

Sept. 23, 2009 - The Miami Herald: Florida's High Rate of Uninsured Residents
A front-page article about census data that showed unusually high percentages of residents without health insurance in South Florida included insight from Steven Ullmann , director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, who noted that expanding coverage for children through government programs could have long term health benefits. Read Article

Sept. 22, 2009 - Nightly Business Report (PBS): The Impact of Health Care Reform on the Economy
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, appeared as a guest commentator on the national business program to discuss what impact the failure of health care reform legislation would have on Americans and the U.S. economy. Transcript

Sept. 10, 2009 - Nightly Business Report (PBS): President Obama's Health Care Reform Speech to Congress
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, provided comment on President Obama’s speech to Congress on health care reform during a five-minute interview with anchor Susie Gharib. Transcript

Aug. 31, 2009 - Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): Understanding the Health Care System in New Zealand
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, was featured in a continuing series on health care systems in countries other than the U.S. In this segment, Ullmann discussed the health care system in New Zealand explaining that there is a significant co-payment required for primary care which likely has patients thinking twice before visiting a doctor for less serious illnesses. Video

Aug. 24 - 27, 2009 - WFOR-TV CBS4 (Miami): A Weeklong Series on Health Care Reform
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, was prominently featured in a five-part series on the government’s efforts to reform health care. In part one of the series, Ullmann addressed the need for reform, telling viewers that “we mortgage our country’s future if we do not do health care reform.” In part two of the series, Ullmann helped clear up misconceptions about the proposals, telling viewers "Some of these issues out there do not exist. The death panels are not there. The concept of a government takeover is not there." In part four of the series Ullmann participated in a 6-minute live interview to further explain the proposals under consideration. Transcripts & Videos:  Aug. 24     Aug. 25     Aug. 27

Aug. 24, 2009 - Lou Dobbs Tonight (CNN): Understanding the Health Care System in Italy
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, was featured in a continuing series on health care systems in countries other than the U.S. In this segment, Ullmann discussed the health care system in Italy.

Aug. 16, 2009 - The Miami Herald: Outlining the Provisions in the Health Care Reform Proposals
An article laying out the highlights of the health care reform proposals under consideration in Congress including quotes from Steven Ullmann, director of the School’s programs in health sector management and policy. Read Article

Aug. 11, 2009 - The Miami Herald: Refuting the "Death Panel" Claims in the Health Care Reform Debate
An article refuting claims by health care reform critics that proposed legislation would create government "death panels" to decide who among the old and weak should die included several quotes fromSteven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs. The article was also published in the Cleveland Plain Dealer. Read Article

Aug. 10, 2009 - Forbes.com: Why Miami-Dade County Has the Nation's Highest Health Care Costs
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, was quoted in an article about a study that shows Miami-Dade County has most expensive health care costs in the country. Read Article

July 28, 2009 - Nightly Business Report (PBS): The Potential Shortage of Primary Care Physicians and Nurses
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, appeared as a guest commentator on the national business program to discuss the health care reform legislation being debated in Congress. Ullmann argued that in their effort to provide health care to the 48 million uninsured, lawmakers should not ignore the shortage in primary care physicians and nurses that could follow. Transcript

July 27, 2009 - The Miami Herald: The Impact of Health Care Reform on Small Businesses
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, was quoted in an article on the potential impact of health care reform legislation on South Florida’s small businesses. Read Article

July 24, 2009 - Religion and Ethics (PBS): Health Care Reform, End-of-Life Care and Ethics
Anita Cava, associate professor of business law and director of the School’s Business Ethics Program, appeared on the national PBS program to discuss health care reform and end-of-life care in particular. Transcript

July 28, 2009 - The Miami Herald: The Impact of Government-led Health Care Reform
A front page article about the potential impact of government-led health care reform cited the expertise of Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, who was quoted throughout the article. Read Article

May 18, 2009 - Philadelphia Inquirer: UM Study Finds Pharmaceutical Promotions Influences Medical Students

An article detailed research by Dean Barbara Kahn which found that exposure to small promotional items from pharmaceutical companies to build awareness of a given product, such as clipboards and notepads, appears to influence medical students’ unconscious or implicit attitudes about those products.

May 12, 2009 - School Study Says Small Promotional Items From Drug Companies May Influence Medical Students’ Implicit Attitudes
Exposure to small promotional items from pharmaceutical companies to build awareness of a given product, such as clipboards and notepads, appears to influence medical students’ unconscious or implicit attitudes says new research from University of Miami School of Business Administration, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. The findings are published in the May 11 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, a JAMA/Archives journal. More

March 13, 2009 - WLRN-Radio: School's EMBA in Health Sector Management Featured on Radio Program
A three-minute "Miami Herald Friday Business Report" segment featured a profile of the School’s Executive MBA in Health Sector Management and Policy program, noting that many physicians are among the program participants. The article included comments fromSteven Ullmann, the director of the School’s Programs in Health Sector Management and Policy, as well as Federico Albrecht, a Miami physician who is currently enrolled in the program. Listen
 
Jan. 13, 2009 - Nightly Business Report (PBS): A Federal Push for Electronic Medical Records Needed
Steven Ullmann, director of the School's health sector management and policy programs, appearing as an NBR program commentator, discussed the need for a federally funded and organized electronic medical records system.Transcript




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