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Press Release


August 27, 2007

(Albuquerque, NM) The Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico is pleased to announce that Dr. Karen Patterson, one of its newest faculty members, was recently nominated for the Health Care Management Division Best Paper Based on a Dissertation award from the Academy of Management.

Patterson’s paper is based on her dissertation which focuses on the evolution of institutional entrepreneurship within alternative medicine in healthcare. She received recognition on her paper at the 2007 Academy of Management Meeting in Philadelphia on August 3-8. There were a total of three nominees for the award. The Academy of Management is a not-for-profit global organization of professionals who are engaged in research and teaching dedicated to the advancement of management thought and practice.

Patterson was pleased to receive recognition for her work. “It’s very validating that the wider intellectual community recognizes both the theoretical and imperial implications of my work,” said Patterson.

Patterson first joined Anderson in 2006 as a visiting professor in the Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management department and was hired on as a full-time professor starting this fall. She is currently teaching MGMT 498, Strategic Management.


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