William D. White, Ph.D., associate professor of epidemiology and public health (health policy and administration) and head of the Health Management Program, was awarded the National Institute for Health Care Management’s Fifth Annual Research Award in November for a paper he co-authored,Medicaid Dependent Hospitals and Their Patients: How Have They Fared? Dr. White joined the faculty this year. Previously he taught at the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research focuses on the impact of managed care on health care markets. Other areas of research include the design of payment systems for health care services and the regulation of health care professionals.