Under Goeppinger’s leadership, Midwestern University’s Glendale campus has become the state’s largest and most comprehensive university for health professionals, as well as a significant economic engine in the West Valley, as evidenced by WESTMARC, which awarded the university its economic engine award in 2012 for its outstanding contribution to the West Valley’s economy. In addition, Goeppinger extensive involvement in civic affairs helps her bring her extensive expertise in healthcare education and healthcare needs to Arizona policy makers.
Grand Canyon University
As dean of the College of Nursing and Health Care Professions at GCU, McNamara stresses the importance of meeting each student and fully understanding their learning style. McNamara, a 2012 ATHENA Award winner, is preparing a new generation of nurses by adding a host of hands-on teaching tools, including an innovative mock apartment setting to simulate a home healthcare environment.
STUART FLYNN, MD
UA College of Medicine – Phoenix
Flynn, dean of UA College of Medicine — Phoenix, was instrumental in developing and implementing the curriculum and worked closely with counterparts from ASU. He teaches anatomic and clinical pathology and the translational interface between basic sciences and clinical medicine. His research has included studies of cancers, including lymphomas and leukemias, endocrine disease, as well as immunodeficiencies, such as AIDS.