School of Medicine appoints financial aid director
Oct. 23, 2012 - Sylvie T. Hangen has been appointed the first director of financial aid of the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine.
Sylvie T. Hangen
Hangen comes to Quinnipiac with more than 15 years of experience in higher education financial aid. In her new position, she will be responsible for overseeing the financial aid of the students who will attend Connecticut's newest medical school, which is scheduled to open in the Fall of 2013.
"I am really looking forward to working with the students who will be in our very first class," Hangen said. "I plan to work with each one individually and teach them the importance of financial literacy and debt management."
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is aiming to become a national model of interprofessional health care education and improve the way patient care is delivered. Medical students at Quinnipiac will be part of a learning environment where they will interact with students from Quinnipiac's School of Health Sciences and School of Nursing to learn to become effective members of a primary health care team. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education recently granted the school preliminary accreditation and the Connecticut State Board of Education approved the school's medical degree program.
The medical school, which will become the third in Connecticut, has already received widespread support from the state's medical community. St. Vincent's Medical Center was named the medical school's primary clinical partner last year. The affiliation with St. Vincent's is especially important because it establishes a medical school-hospital affiliation in the state's largest city whose residents will have more access to health care as a result of the collaboration.
The medical school also has affiliations with MidState Medical Center in Meriden and Middlesex Hospital in Middletown.
The first class at the medical school will have 60 students. That number is expected to grow to 125 students per class by 2017. When the medical school begins offering classes, Quinnipiac will be among approximately 100 of the nearly 4,500 public and private universities in the United States to have both accredited medical and law schools.
The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine is named in honor of the noted surgeon and world's most prolific medical illustrator. A major gift from Barbara and the late Edward Netter makes possible this tribute to Edward's first cousin. Beginning in the late 1930s, Dr. Frank Netter began illustrating the entire anatomic and pathologic character of the human body, system by system.
Hangen comes to Quinnipiac from Sacred Heart University, where she was director of student financial assistance systems and programs. She is a member of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators and the Connecticut Association of Professional Financial Aid Administrators.
Hangen holds a bachelor's degree from Central Connecticut State University.