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Thomas Summerill named 2013 Alumnus of the Year
Thomas S. Summerill is the College of Public Health and Health Professions’ 2013 Alumnus of the Year. He was recognized at the college’s convocation ceremony May 3. Summerill received a bachelor’s degree in business administration from the University of Florida in 1982 and UF master’s degrees in health administration and in business administration in 1984. He is a 25-year veteran of the field of health care. He has a diverse background in working with hospitals, insurers and physician groups. Specifically, he has worked at the CEO level at Trinity Health, a multi-state Catholic hospital system, and the insurance companies Aetna, WellCare, United HealthCare and Universal HealthCare. In addition, he has run multiple physician groups, individual practice associations and physician hospital organizations. Currently, Summerill is the National Vice President, Managed Care at Health Management Associates in Naples, Fla.
Outstanding Young Alumni 2013
Congratulations to the PHHP recipients of UF’s Outstanding Young Alumni Awards: Dr. Cindy Prins, master’s in public health ’06, a clinical assistant professor in UF’s department of epidemiology and director of the epidemiology doctoral program, and Lt. William Walders, master’s in health administration ’07, the chief information officer of Walter Reed National Military Medical Center. They were recognized at a ceremony April 6. READ MORE
Because of you
On October 5, 2012, the University of Florida celebrated the close of Florida Tomorrow, the university’s multi-year development campaign that raised more than $1.7 billion for scholarships, professorships, research, patient care, facilities and more. The College of Public Health and Health Professions received $10.3 million in gifts from generous donors. Here is the story of one such gift, from Rolf and Anne Kuhns, and how it will impact our college. READ MORE