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Amer Kaissi

Amer Kaissi published "Enhancing Physician Engagement: An International Perspective" in the International Journal of Health Services. Kaissi presented "Dealing with the Challenges of Healthcare Reform: American Hospital Systems Strive to Improve Access & Value through Retail Clinics" at the Organizational Behavior in Health Care conference in Copenhagen, Denmark. Additionally, he is finishing Flipping Health Care: Retail Clinics and other Convenient Care Models, which will be published in the Fall 2014 by IGI Publishers. Kaissi was recently promoted to full professor and will be on academic leave in Fall 2014. 

Jody Rogers

Visiting professor Jody Rogers was an invited speaker at the 2014 ACHE Congress on Healthcare Leadership, where he presented "The Courage to Lead: Do You Have What It Takes?" Rogers also spoke in January on the topic of health care leadership to the North Texas Chapter of the Healthcare Financial Management Association annual meeting. He also was an invited speaker at the annual meeting of Resource Managers of the Community Hospital Corporation in Plano, Texas. 

Bill McCaughrin to retire after 23-year tenure

Associate Professor Bill McCaughrin announced his retirement from the HCAD Office in early 2013. During his 23-year tenure at Trinity, McCaughrin taught undergraduate and graduate courses on global health, health care policy, and managerial epidemiology. He was influential in growing the HCAD program and was known for his dedication to the well-being of his students. He often served as a HCAD recruiter, encouraging undergrads to look into the graduate program. Many students honed their writing skills under his guidance and direction. 

We thank him for sharing his expertise and wish him well in his future endeavors. 

If you would like to contact McCaughrin, please e-mail him at wmccaugh [at] In the meantime, he plans to spend his time in Austin and Michigan.