Dr. Roy Lantry, assistant professor of health management, visited health administrators in Cuba April 18-26 as part of a travel-abroad program through the American Public Health Association. One of 20 participants selected out of the association’s international membership, Lantry spent time with Cuba’s public health professionals, health policymakers, primary and secondary school students, and grassroots neighborhood organizations to learn more about why Cuba has one of the best medical infrastructures in the world.
“The national policy of prevention and social responsibility in dealing with the healthcare issues in Cuba was impressive,” said Lantry. “This trip provided valuable insight into the medical infrastructure in Cuba. I was impressed with the members of our group as they represented some of our best and prestigious universities in the country dealing with healthcare policy and management.”
Lantry was also recently awarded the Healthcare Financial Management Association’s (HMFA) Recruiter of the Year and New Member of the Year Awards. HMFA is the leading membership organization for healthcare executives.
Dr. Jennifer Welsh, assistant professor of history, has been accepted into the Japan Studies Association Faculty Development Workshop “Remembering Hiroshima-Nagasaki 1945-2015,” to be held in Japan from June 28-July 5. Welsh received a grant through the Japan Foundation’s Center for Global Partnership and the University of Kansas Center for East Asian Studies.