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Chatham University Launches New Masters of Healthcare Informatics Program

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University has added a completely online 18-month Master of Healthcare Informatics (MHI) program, with applications now being accepted for the fall 2016 semester.

Healthcare informatics is the harnessing of technology and application of data to make the best clinical or organizational decisions possible. According to Department of Labor statistics, it is one of the fastest growing areas of the healthcare sector with job growth, depending on the specific Health IT position, estimated to be between 15-37% from 2012-2022.

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Chatham Business Department to host Django Girls Pittsburgh coding event on Oct 10, 2015

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University is hosting one of the first coding workshops exclusively for women on October 10, 2015 on the Shadyside campus. Chatham, Google, IdeaFoundry and Schell Games are sponsoring this event being organized by Django Girls Pittsburgh. The purpose is to increase the number of women in the tech industry and provide an opportunity to learn how to program. The attendees will be mentored by Chatham’s Dr. Rachel Chung, Director of Business Programs, and female coders and engineers in the Pittsburgh region. To learn more and register, visit the Django Girls Pittsburgh website.

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Chatham’s Dr. Stephan Liozu Publishes New Book On Pricing

PITTSBURGH:  Dr. Stephan Liozu of the Business & Entrepreneurship Department at Chatham University has recently published a new book, Pricing and Human Capital: A Guide to Developing a Pricing Career, Managing Pricing Teams, and Developing Pricing Skills. The book discusses the nature of pricing and managing pricing teams for professionals in marketing, finance, sales and information technology.

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Chatham listed in Top 25 Great Small Colleges for Master’s in Accounting 2015

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University’s Master of Accounting program was recently selected as a “25 Great Small Colleges for Master’s in Accounting” by editors of a Master of Accounting Program blog. Rankings were determined using factors including student enrollment, acceptance rate, student-faculty ratio and more.  Chatham University was ranked #3 out of the Top 25 schools.

For more information on Chatham’s Master of Accounting program, please visit


Business and Management Programs Receive Acceditation

PITTSBURGH: The Board of Commissioners of the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)  announced at its meeting in Baltimore, Maryland, USA on April 12-14, 2015, that Chatham University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was granted first-time accreditation of the business and management programs offered through its College of Business and Entrepreneurship.

The business programs that were accredited by the IACBE include: Master of Accounting, Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Arts in Accounting, Bachelor of Arts in Economics, Bachelor of Arts in International Business, Bachelor of Arts in Management, and Bachelor of Arts in Marketing.

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Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Pittsburgh (AACCP) to host Women Entrepreneurs Symposium at Chatham University on May 2, 2015

PITTSBURGH:  The Asian American Chamber of Commerce (AACC) Pittsburgh is partnering with the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship (CWE) at Chatham University, The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Pittsburgh, and the Business Department at Chatham University to host the upcoming Women Entrepreneurs Symposium on Saturday, May 2, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Mellon Board Room of Chatham University’s Shadyside Campus. Registration (which includes lunch) is $30; $20 for CWE/AACCP/TiE Members; and $10 for students.

Facilitated by Rebecca Harris, Director of the Center for Women’s Entrepreneurship at Chatham University, the panel discussion, entitled ‘Bamboo or Glass Ceilings? The Challenges and Opportunities Asian Women Entrepreneurs Face’, will feature a group of successful Asian female entrepreneurs from the Pittsburgh area. Panelists include Dr. Priya Narasimhan, CMU Professor and Founder of YinzCam, Inc, Cassandra Pan, President of Fenner Dunlop Americas, and Nicki Zevola, Founder of FutureDerm.  Debra Lam, Chief Innovation and Performance Officer in the Office of Mayor Peduto, will unveil the city’s “Innovation Roadmap” as the keynote speaker.

For more information on the event, speakers, and sponsorship opportunities, visit

About the AACCP and AACCP President, Kanak Iyer, Ph.D.
Launched nearly one year ago, AACC Pittsburgh provides a platform to showcase the success of the Asian American Enterprise, while addressing the unique challenges that they face. AACC President, Kanak Iyer, came to Pittsburgh as an immigrant with hopes of pursuing her American dream.  Her journey took her all over the country, until she decided to return to Pittsburgh, the place she now calls “home”.  As owner of Kanakadhara Financial, Ms. Iyer is quite familiar with the political and financial networks that underpin commercial success in the city.  Now, she hopes to ensure that other Asian-Americans have the same opportunities.  As a member of Mayor William Peduto’s Welcoming Pittsburgh team, she is keen on making Pittsburgh a gateway to Asia, thus increasing trade with emerging economic giants such as China and India.

About TiE Pittsburgh
TiE ( is a global not-for-profit network of entrepreneurs, corporate executives and senior professionals dedicated to fostering entrepreneurship. The Pittsburgh chapter was founded in 2000, and currently has about 30 charter members at its leadership core. Members of TiE-Pittsburgh have created over 10,000 jobs in the Pittsburgh region, brought in over $600M in venture capital investment and mentored dozens of start-ups. TiE-Pittsburgh’s Business Mentoring Roundtable (BMR) program and other events continue to grow in popularity, especially among early-stage entrepreneurs.

About Chatham University
Now fully coed, Chatham University in Pittsburgh, PA, has over 2,100 students in the School of Health Sciences; the Falk School of Sustainability; and the School of Arts, Science and Business. Chatham is the alma mater of environmental icon Rachel Carson, and is recognized as a leader in the field of sustainability, having been named to Sierra magazine’s list of top 20 “cool schools” and mentioned in Forbes as one of the places “contributing to Pittsburgh’s transformation into a destination for green living.” Building on these accomplishments, Chatham opened in 2014 the world’s first fully sustainable campus in higher education, Eden Hall Campus. Consistently ranked as a best college by “U.S. News & World Report”, Chatham earned the highest ranking among western Pennsylvania institutions in the “Regional Universities – North” category for 2015. More information at

Chatham Welcomes Assistant Professor of Management & Strategy to Business Program

PITTSBURGH:  Chatham University is pleased to welcome Stephan Liozu, Ph.D. to the Shadyside campus as Assistant Professor of Management and Strategy in the Business and Entrepreneurship Department.

Dr. Liozu will teach the Strategy & Entrepreneurship course (among others).  The course provides an understanding of the entrepreneurial process and overall concepts concerning strategy development and implementation.

“Entrepreneurs need to understand key concepts to design and execute their dreams into tangible businesses.” Through this course, students will accomplish this by integrating their entrepreneurial perspective with concepts in management, finance, law, and marketing to develop an overall strategic outlook,” states Dr. Liozu.

Dr. Liozu is the Founder of Value Innoruption Advisors. He specializes in disruptive approaches in strategy, innovation, pricing and value management. Dr. Liozu has over 20 years of global business experience, working for both Fortune 500 companies and family-owned businesses. Most recently he served as President & CEO at ARDEX Americas and was voted 2012 CEO of the year for mid-sized companies in the Pittsburgh area and was widely recognized as a community leader sitting on boards of various non-for-profit organizations.

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Chatham Welcomes Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Business

PITTSBURGH: Chatham University and the Falk School of Sustainability are pleased to welcome Dr. Tom Macagno, Ph.D., to the campus as Assistant Professor of Sustainability and Business.

Dr. Macagno arrived at Chatham this September from the United Kingdom to teach in the Falk School’s programs including the new, dual masters degree in sustainability and business. This timely degree will expose students to applied sustainability principles in addition to eco-innovation, stakeholder engagement, communications and leadership, in particular.
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Chatham Master of Accounting Student Wins Award for Paper On Sustainability Reporting for Investors

PITTSBURGH – Chatham Master of Accounting graduate student, Alexander Lake, was awarded first place in the 2014 Pennsylvania Institute of Certified Public Accountants (PICPA) Student Writing Competition. Lake’s paper was entitled The Practice of Sustainability Reporting, its Challenges, and its Value for Investors, and is an important contribution to the discussion surrounding sustainability implementation.

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