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2018 Mayers Lecture

"Educational leadership for population health"

About the Lecture

The Stanley P. Mayers Jr. Health Policy and Administration Excellence Endowment was “seeded” by Mayers. HPA faculty members, staff members, and alumni are committed to enlarging the endowment and have unanimously supported the initiative with their own private contributions. The fund enhances the education of students and expertise of faculty members in areas that continue to honor Mayers’ contributions as a professor, administrator, and philanthropist. Today, the principal challenge for HPA is to stay abreast of changes in the industry while continuing to serve the public interest. The endowment will provide funds to enrich the department’s outreach activities; examples include creating a public lecture series, enhancing field-based professional development for faculty members, and acquiring health care-specific teaching materials. Established as an endowment, the fund will provide income for the HPA department in perpetuity.

About Dr. Mayers

Stanley P. Mayers Jr.

Stanley P. Mayers Jr.

Stanley P. Mayers Jr., M.D., co-founder of Penn State’s undergraduate program in the Department of Health Policy and Administration (HPA), retired after a distinguished twenty-sixyear career with Penn State. Mayers, a member of the Mount Nittany Society, the University’s highest donor-recognition group, has given his own personal resources to support outstanding students in the College of Health and Human Development. In honor of his late wife, he established the Virginia L. Mayers Memorial Scholarship Endowment in 1992, the second-largest in the college, to recruit outstanding first-year students and provide financial assistance to deserving and financially needy students. Mayers served as head of the Department of Health Policy and Administration (HPA) for nine years and as associate dean for undergraduate studies and associate dean for academic studies in the College of Health and Human Development. He brought extensive experience in public health and critical perspectives on the role of medicine in society to his students and colleagues. A tireless adviser and advocate for students, Mayers enhanced the Penn State experience for many graduates.

Past Lectures

2017 – "Leading Transformational Change: An Exciting Decade Ahead "

2016 – "Josie's Story: Family-Centered Approaches to Patient Safety"

2015 – "Population Health and the Transformation of Care Delivery Models"

2014 – "Leadership, Collaboration, and Change in Healthcare"

2013 – "The Transitional Care Model: A Journey from Evidence to Impact"

2012 – "Food as Medicine: The Case for a Figurative Spoon Full of Sugar"


  • ACCREDITATION: The Mount Nittany Medical Center is accredited by the Pennsylvania Medical Society to provide continuing medical education for physicians. Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing medical education activities sponsored by the Mount Nittany Medical Center are expected to disclose to the audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s).
  • DESIGNATION: The Mount Nittany Medical Center designates this live activity for a maximum of 1.25 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
  • OBJECTIVES: At the completion of this program, the participants should be able to: explain population health and identify the key drivers, changes, and implications affecting providers and healthcare service delivery; assess the importance of solving for health disparities as a critical component of a population health strategy; and identify the challenges and opportunities in implementing new care delivery models.
  • AUDIENCE: This program is designed for physicians, health care professionals, administrators, and students.