Welcome Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership 2019

We are proud to welcome the Brown Executive Master of Healthcare Leadership (EMHL) class of 2019 to campus this week for the first residential session of this 16-month journey to transform the healthcare industry. The week kicks off with a Brown University convocation ceremony.  Students will walk through Brown’s iconic Van Wickle Gates, one of the University’s most revered traditions reserved only for students to mark the beginning and end of their Brown experience.  At the ceremony, students will hear from:

  • Brown Dean of the Graduate School and Professor of Medical Science Andrew G. Campbell
  • Physician Executive, Surgeon, and Medical Director for Quality and Health Policy at the American College of Surgeons Frank Opelka who will deliver a talk entitled, “Health Policy during Transformation: A Surgeon’s Efforts to Find the Way.”

Reflecting Brown’s holistic approach to transformational leadership, in this first session, EMHL students dive into intensive coursework with Brown’s world class faculty focusing on:

  • Healthcare Policy: Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow with Dr. Peter Hollman, chief medical officer for University Medicine and EMHL academic director, and Jim Austin, former senior executive at Baxter Healthcare and senior lecturer in healthcare leadership
  • Strategic Planning and Value Creation in Integrated Healthcare with Laurence Chait, managing director of Chait and Associates.  

Joining the policy conversation will be a guest speaker, John E. McDonough, DrPH, MPA, professor of public health practice in the Department of Health Policy and Management at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.

Students will also engage in a highly designed theory and practice leadership component with:

  • Henry W. Browning, global solutions faculty at the Center for Creative Leadership
  • Robin Rose, senior advisor at the Brown School of Professional Studies, on diversity and inclusion
  • Individual coaching sessions
  • Writing workshop.  

We thank EMHL Class of 2019 for joining us in creating a healthier and more just society.

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