Richard Priore named faculty recipient of innovation grant

Richard Priore, associate professor in the Health Policy and Management department, has been awarded a Faculty Innovation Curriculum Grant for the Fall 2024 semester.

The Tulane University Innovation Institute (TUII) awarded the grants, designed to promote innovation and entrepreneurship within the curriculum at all ten Tulane schools. Each grant provides up to $2,500 for faculty members who applied in the spring of 2024. The Tulane Innovation Institute Faculty Innovation Council, composed of faculty experts and innovators, reviewed the grant applications and selected the grant awardees. 

Priore received the grant on the strength of his DrPH course this summer (HPAM 7460: Managerial Economics for Public Health Leaders) and his submitted abstract, detailing the economic problem of unlimited needs against increasingly scarce resources.

“The challenges of improving health, access, equity, and efficiency are not new to health care, however, they necessitate innovative ‘outside the box’ thinking to resolve them,” Priore wrote. “This critical leadership need can be supported by instilling an entrepreneurial mindset among public health students … developed throughout the course that aims to improve a specific aspect of health outcomes.”

The Faculty Innovation Council will also work with TUII to develop workshops and offer faculty development grants in FY25, in partnership with the Center for Engaged Learning & Technology (CELT), to support faculty interests in innovation and entrepreneurship best practices. This initiative is part of a broader effort to deepen an innovation mindset with traditional academic frameworks.

Read more about the program and the award recipients here.