University Engagement Program

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The ASHFoundation’s University Engagement Program (UEP) is a vehicle for heightening awareness about its research grant, scholarship, and clinical achievement award programs, and represents a partnership for encouraging faculty, clinical supervisors, and students to participate in these ASHFoundation programs – as applicants, mentors, investigators, nominators, or volunteer reviewers. Building off the success of its University Giving Program (UGP), the ASHFoundation’s NEW UEP provides opportunities for professional development and networking and emboldens a culture of philanthropy throughout this shared community.

This partnership is the embodiment of the ASHFoundation’s mission to support innovators and spark innovation.

In early 2024, the ASHFoundation launched this new effort to prioritize deeper collaboration with faculty, clinical supervisors, and students. Each UEP has a designated ambassador who is a faculty member who volunteers to serve as the main point of contact between the academic program and the ASHFoundation and who helps to ensure their community has the knowledge of and access to the rich resources the ASHFoundation provides.

For the May 2024 Foundation Focus Newsletter, Gregg Lof joined the ASHFoundation team to share more about the UEP launch. Gregg serves on the ASHFoundation Board of Trustees and its Development Committee and in that role also serves as the chair of the UEP.

Tell us more about what is driving the evolution of the University Engagement Program (UEP).
The ASHFoundation has a rich history of working closely with universities to advance its mission to support innovators and spark innovation. In the shift to the UEP, we really wanted to stress the E for engagement. We want to ensure we are working in partnership with students, faculty, and clinical supervisors to get our resources into their hands, and to provide them pathways for giving back to the CSD community through working with us, whether by volunteer service, event participation, or philanthropy.

How can I get involved with the UEP?
As a former UGP Ambassador, I know how hard it can be to balance professional work and a desire to help advance the CSD professions alongside the ASHFoundation. But this new UEP will help make this more seamless and productive. Each university program will have a volunteer ambassador who serves as our main point of contact on campus to help define our partnership and share our efforts. As we roll out the enhanced UEP, we will provide our ambassadors with materials to help share more about the ASHFoundation and its programs as well as upcoming events. For now, we would encourage any university personnel to visit to learn more and sign up to receive more information.

Core Areas

The UEP focuses on three core areas:


  • Raising awareness about ASHFoundation research grant, scholarship, and clinical achievement award programs.
  • Encouraging faculty, clinicians, and students to participate in ASHFoundation programs – as applicants, mentors, investigators, nominators, or volunteer reviewers.
  • Promoting opportunities to participate in ASHFoundation activities such as the Virtual 5K Walk/Run, the Pickleball Challenge, the Evening with the ASHFoundation, and other events.

Professional Development

  • Providing opportunities to develop and highlight faculty’s volunteer service as UEP ambassador on their CV.
  • Pursuing ASHFoundation recognitions related to UEP’s annual engagement goals.
  • Receiving marketing resources to recognize UEP accomplishments and engagement with the ASHFoundation.
  • Building collaborations and creating networking opportunities among other UEPs and the ASHFoundation.


  • Establishing a culture of philanthropy involving faculty, clinicians, students, and alumni.
  • Enabling multiple ways to support the ASHFoundation and give back to the CSD discipline – through collective giving, event creation, program engagement, and more.
  • Allowing each UEP to customize philanthropic goals for engaging with the ASHFoundation.


As we launch our new University Engagement Program, we will be reaching out to our current ambassadors to continue our engagement and to additional universities to welcome them into our community.

For more information about getting involved, regardless of whether your UEP is listed below, please complete the contact form below and a member of the ASHFoundation team will follow up with you.

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Current University Engagement Programs

  • A.T. Still University-Arizona School of Health Sciences
  • Abilene Christian University
  • American University of Puerto Rico
  • Andrews University
  • Appalachian State University
  • Arizona State University
  • Auburn University
  • Baldwin Wallace University
  • Bloomsburg University
  • Boston University
  • Bowling Green State University
  • Brigham Young University
  • Butler University
  • California State University, Los Angeles
  • Case Western Reserve University
  • Central Michigan University
  • Chapman University
  • Cleveland State University
  • East Tennessee State University
  • Eastern Michigan University
  • Eastern New Mexico University
  • Florida State University
  • Fontbonne University
  • Gallaudet University
  • George Washington University
  • Georgia State University
  • Graduate Center of the City University of New York
  • Grand Valley State University
  • Hampton University
  • Hofstra University
  • Hunter College of the City University of New York
  • Idaho State University-Meridian/Pocatello
  • Indiana University
  • Jackson State University
  • Jacksonville University
  • James Madison University
  • Kent State University
  • Lamar University
  • Lebanon Valley College
  • Lehman College of the City University of New York
  • Loma Linda University
  • Long Island University Brooklyn
  • Longwood University
  • Louisiana State University
  • Maryville University
  • Medical University of South Carolina
  • MGH Institute of Health Professions
  • Miami University
  • Michigan State University
  • Misericordia University
  • Missouri State University
  • Montclair State University
  • Nazareth University
  • New Mexico State University
  • New York University
  • North Carolina Central University
  • Northeastern University
  • Northern Arizona University
  • Northwestern University
  • Nova Southeastern University
  • Ohio University
  • Oklahoma State University
  • Pace University
  • Pacific University
  • Portland State University
  • Purdue University
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne
  • Queens College of the City University of New York
  • Rockhurst University
  • Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions
  • RUSH University
  • Sacred Heart University
  • Saint Louis University
  • Saint Mary's College
  • Salus University
  • Samford University
  • San Diego State University
  • San Francisco State University
  • San José State University
  • Seton Hall University
  • South Carolina State University
  • Southern Connecticut State University
  • Southern University and A&M College
  • St. Ambrose University
  • St. John's University
  • Syracuse University
  • Temple University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
  • Texas Woman's University
  • The Ohio State University
  • The Pennsylvania State University
  • The University of Akron
  • The University of New Mexico
  • The University of Texas at Austin
  • The University of Toledo
  • Thiel College
  • Truman State University
  • University at Buffalo, The State University of New York
  • University of Alberta
  • University of Arizona
  • University of Arkansas
  • University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
  • University of Central Florida
  • University of Central Missouri
  • University of Cincinnati
  • University of Colorado Boulder
  • University of Connecticut
  • University of Delaware
  • University of Florida
  • University of Houston
  • University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
  • University of Iowa
  • University of Kansas
  • University of Kansas Medical Center
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Maryland
  • University of Massachusetts Amherst
  • University of Memphis
  • University of Minnesota
  • University of Mississippi
  • University of Missouri
  • University of Montana
  • University of Nebraska at Kearney
  • University of Nebraska Omaha
  • University of Nebraska–Lincoln
  • University of New Hampshire
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • University of North Carolina Greensboro
  • University of North Texas
  • University of Northern Iowa
  • University of Oregon
  • University of Pittsburgh
  • University of Redlands
  • University of Rhode Island
  • University of South Alabama
  • University of South Carolina
  • University of South Florida
  • University of Southern California, Los Angeles
  • University of Tennessee
  • University of the Pacific
  • University of Utah
  • University of Vermont
  • University of Washington
  • University of West Georgia
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
  • University of Wyoming
  • Utah State University
  • Vanderbilt University
  • West Chester University
  • West Liberty University
  • West Texas A&M University
  • Western Carolina University
  • Western Kentucky University
  • Wichita State University
  • Xavier University of Louisiana