|Bob Hernandez was recently recognized for his long and ongoing commitment to teaching and contributions to health services administration educational programs.|
Congratulations to Bob Hernandez, Dr.P.H., the first recipient of the Health Care Management Division Excellence in Teaching Award! Dr. Hernandez was recently recognized at the 2005 Academy of Management annual meeting in Honolulu for his long and ongoing commitment to teaching and contributions to health services administration educational programs both nationally and internationally. In addition to receiving the 2005 HCMD’s Excellence in Teaching Award, Dr. Hernandez has been previously recognized for his outstanding teaching and commitment to the health services industry by being selected as the outstanding Alumnus by the Alumni Association of the Graduate Programs in Health Administration at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and receiving the Volker Outstanding Faculty Award at UAB.
Dr. Hernandez is a Professor in the Department of Health Services Administration, School of Health Related Professions at UAB. He is Director of the Ph.D Program in Health Services Administration and served as the Department Chair from 1994 to 2000. He is a graduate of the MSHA Program at UAB, and received his Dr.P.H. from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Dr. Hernandez has worked in the health services administration field for over thirty years and has been a faculty member at UAB since completing his doctorate. Dr. Hernandez devotes enormous energy to his students as both an advisor and mentor. He supervises numerous research projects, spending many hours reading, commenting, and discussing dissertation drafts. By coauthoring papers with his students, Dr. Hernandez encourages and supports students’ presentations at professional meetings.
Dr. Hernandez has published extensively as well as given numerous presentations at academic meetings and for practitioner groups. His main research focus is strategic issues in the health services industry. However, Dr. Hernandez widely consults in other areas such as organizational innovation and change, hospital closure, organizational performance, human resource management, information systems implementation, and physician behavior. Working extensively in Armenia, Georgia, and Kazakhstan, his applied research has been honored by both the American Sociological Association and the Academy of Management.
In addition to his commitment to teaching and extensive research, Dr. Hernandez has tirelessly served on many academic and professional healthcare boards. He has served as Chair for both the HCMD and the Commission on Accreditation of Health Care Management Education. Over the years, he has also served on the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Regent's Advisory Council for Alabama, as well as, the editorial boards of Health Care Management Review, Medical Care Review, Health Services Management Research, and the Alabama Journal of Medical Sciences. In addition, Dr. Hernandez directs the scientific oversight of the Engalitcheff Arthritis Outcomes Initiative at UAB.
Congratulations to Dr. Bob Hernandez for this well deserved award!
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