Note that a separate "Leaders of Tomorrow" Virtual Event celebrating the Class of 2021 Graduates
will be held on June 3, 2021.
More details will be released soon on this webpage.
UCLA HPMAA is honored to celebrate our 2021 Awardees below:
2021 Leader of Today Awardee: David Carlisle, MD, PhD - to learn more about David, please click here.
2021 Ira Alpert Service Awardee: Lara Khouri, MBA, MPH - to learn more about Lara, please click here.
What is the Leaders of Today, Leaders of Tomorrow dinner?
For the past three decades the HPMAA has been honoring a “Leader of Today” as well as our Fielding School of Public Health graduating class, the “Leaders of Tomorrow”, during an annual dinner widely attended by healthcare professionals from throughout the U.S.
To learn more about our past dinners, please visit our previous event pages:
The Leader of Today Honoree is an individual who has made significant contributions to the field of Health Policy and Management. He or she demonstrates superior leadership quality and service to the community throughout the course of their career. The Leader of Today Honoree has gone above and beyond to advocate for public health, engage their community and provider leadership in health services. The origins of this award date back to 1988, and have since recognized a long line of women and men who have made a lasting impact in healthcare. As an alumni association, we strive to recognize the top leaders in healthcare and honor them for their work and contributions to advancing the health of all populations.
2018 Elizabeth Forer, MSW, MPH
2017 Linda Burnes Bolton, Dr.PH, RN, FAAN
2016 Paul Viviano, MP
2015 Kim Belshe, MPP
2014 Peter Lee, JD
2013 Jonathan Fielding, MD, MPH, MA, MBA
2012 Benjamin K. Chu, MD, MPH, MACP
2011 Molly Coye, MD, MPH
2011 Robert Brook, MD, ScD
2010 Kenneth W. Kizer, MD, MPH
2010 Howard A. Kahn
2009 Ralph R. Salimpour, MD, DCH, FAAP
About the Ira Alpert Award
Almost 40 years ago, as the first graduates of the Department, Ira Alpert (Class of 1966) and several members of the Class of 1965 achieved their goal of creating the Department’s first alumni association. Through vision and perseverance, Mr. Alpert did more than most to establish and strengthen today’s 1,000 member strong Health Policy and Management Alumni Association (HPMAA), formerly the Health Services Alumni Association. It is for this reason that the HPMAA wishes to honor Mr. Alpert’s effort and contribution by granting the Ira Alpert Service Award to an individual who has helped sustain, grow and broaden the leadership role of the Association. To Mr. Alpert, the Association was the means to ensure that the Department endured over time. Mr. Alpert and all the Department’s alumni have a vested interest in the continuation of their graduate program, in the maintenance of its high quality standards, and in the accomplishments of its renowned faculty. Alumni continue to be interested in stimulating interest in the program from prospective students and in ensuring that the achievements of its alumni and the department are recognized. The origins of this award date back to 1992, when Mr. Alpert was given the first Health Services Management Service Award for his vision and long term commitment to the Alumni Association and to improving and supporting the Department of Health Policy and Management, the School of Public Health and the UCLA Foundation. In receiving this inaugural award, Mr. Alpert created a legacy that, to this day, remains difficult to emulate.