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Regents Establish Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership within Hankamer School of Business

May 18, 2011

At their spring meeting, Baylor University Regents voted to establish the Robbins Institute for Health Policy and Leadership, which will serve as an interdisciplinary foundation for all health care-related initiatives in the Hankamer School of Business, including teaching, external programming and health services research. Following national accreditation for the Robbins MBA Health Care Program and the program's No. 25 ranking by U.S.News & World Report 2011 graduate school rankings, the activities of the Robbins Institute will continue the tradition of excellence in health care education and scholarship at Baylor.

Building on the university's ties with health care organizations in the region, the institute's external programming will move beyond the traditional academic setting to encompass executive education, a niche Executive MBA for health practitioners, clinicians and executives, and certificate training for health practitioners. In addition, the Institute will support the study of new approaches to health care policy, delivery and financing.

"We are thankful that our research efforts in the field of health care, such as those within Baylor's Hankamer School of Business and Louise Herrington School of Nursing, are expanding concurrent with the ongoing development of the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (BRIC)," Baylor President Ken Starr said. "By forging closer ties with the Baylor Health Care System, Baylor College of Medicine, area hospitals and other health-related systems throughout the region and nation, the Robbins Institute at Baylor will further strengthen our commitment to path-breaking research that is closely tied to our mission of supporting human flourishing in the United States and around the world."

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