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Ana Abad-Jorge

Faculty
Program
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management
Certificate in Health Sciences Management

My own experience confirms my belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning.

Ana Abad-Jorge has always been passionate about being an educator. When she was in college, her goal was to become a high school science teacher, but when she graduated, she chose instead to pursue a career in clinical nutrition and dietetics. Upon completing her master’s degree, she became a pediatric nutritionist and registered dietitian.

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Jackie Maier

Class Year
2018
Program
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management

I was looking for a program that was management-based rather than technological in focus. The BPHM program met that standard.

A licensed physical therapist assistant for a company in Northern Virginia, Maier was beginning to take on managerial responsibilities, but it had become clear that her path to promotion would be blocked unless she earned a four-year degree.

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Kearby Chen

Class Year
2018
Program
Certificate in Health Sciences Management

I chose the certificate program because its comprehensive coverage of the health care industry...was ideal.

Chen credits his enrollment in the Certificate in Health Sciences Management as an important ingredient in securing his present position. “The program was a differentiator for me,” Chen says. “I think I was asked to come in for an interview because my decision to pursue the certificate was seen as a sign of my commitment to the field. And once in the interview room, the perspectives on health care I brought from my courses helped me make a better impression.”

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Rashida Biggs

Faculty
Program
Certificate in Health Sciences Management
Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management

I like bringing in real-world examples of issues hospitals are facing and challenging students to solve them.

Rashida Biggs is driven by the desire to help people master the knowledge and competencies they need to advance their careers.

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