Kathryn Hyer selected for national education award

The American College of Health Care Administrators has selected Kathryn Hyer to receive its Education Award. Hyer is a professor in the School of Aging Studies and Director of Florida Policy Exchange Center on Aging at USF.

The ACHCA’s Education Award recognizes people who have made an outstanding contribution to nursing home and aging service education. Hyer teaches classes on nursing home operations, which are part of the School of Aging Studies bachelor’s degree in long-term care administration. She also teaches classes on policy issues in long-term care. She is the principal investigator on a National Institutes on Aging grant to study the effects of disasters on nursing homes and assisted living communities and their vulnerable residents.

Hyer will accept the award at the ACHCA’s national convention in Louisville, KY in March.