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PAEA 2020 Faculty and Staff Presentations

  • Longitudinal Integrated Clinical Experiences: Overcoming the Clinical Site Shortage (Lecture): Amy Akerman, Denise Ogden, Janice Baker
  • Clinical Education Policy: A PAEA Government Relations Steering Committee Update (Lecture): Amy Akerman, and other members of the PAEA GR Steering Committee
  • Making the Invisible Visible: Curriculum Redesign, Faculty Workload, and Sustainability (Lecture): Jacqueline Sivahop, Kirsten Broadfoot, Rebecca Maldonado, Jonathan Bowser, Tai Lockspeiser
  • 2020 Presidents Commission Presentation: Reflections on a Pre-PA Exam (Lecture): Stephane VanderMeulen, Jennifer Snyder, Karen Hills, William Kohlhepp, Lisa Mustone Alexander, Jonathan Bowser
  • Let's Talk Shop: What's in Your Communication Toolbox?  (Workshop): Denise Ogden, Tanya Fernandez
  • Turning HEADS: An Innovative Approach to Teaching the Adolescent Interview (Workshop): Tanya Fernandez, Paritosh Kaul
  • Adopting A Spiral Curriculum in Physician Assistant Education (E-Poster): Katya Saenz, Jacqueline Sivahop, Kirsten Broadfoot, Jonathan Bowser, Tai Lockspeiser
  • Student Burnout and Curriculum Design: Implications for PA Education (E-Poster): Jacqueline Sivahop, Kirsten Broadfoot, Jonathan Bowser
  • Translating Curricular Values into Decision Making Principles for Curricular Transformation (E-Poster): Kirsten Broadfoot, Jonathan Bowser, Jacqueline Sivahop
  • The Goldilocks Phenomenon: Applicant Views of the Admissions Interview Process (E-Poster): Kay Denler, Jacqueline Sivahop, Kate Woodard
  • Pocket Passport Increases Logging for 3rd Year Physician Assistant Students (E-Poster): Tanya Fernandez, Kirsten Broadfoot, Tai Lockspeiser

Society of Air Force PAs/Veterans Caucus Memorial Scholarship Recipient

Ronin Sullivan, PA S-2 and Class Representative for his cohort, was awarded the Society of Air Force PAs/Veterans Caucus Memorial scholarship as a veteran and Physician Assistant Student who served with distinction in the US Air Force. Congratulations Ronin!
Ronin Sullivan

Faculty Present at the APTR 2020 Annual Meeting

Faculty members Joyce Nieman, MHS, PA-C, Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C, and Kate Woodard, MHS, PA-C, presented their research poster at the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research 2020 conference. The poster titled "We're Only Human: Teaching Human Factors Science to Reduce Medical Errors and Improve Patient Safety" can be viewed here.

Portraits of involved faculty

CHA/PA Students Win CAPA Awards

Students, faculty, and staff attended the Annual CAPA conference where several students won awards:

Katie Ganser Class of 2021, and Lauren Norheim Class of 2022 both received scholarships.

The CHA/PA Challenge Bowl team "CHAPALETES" won the CAPA competition which tests students medical knowledge in a team-based competitive format.

CAPA Awards

Faculty Approved for SAMHSA Grant

Faculty members Amy Akerman, MPAS, PA-C and Rachel Byrne, MS, PA-C, were members of an approved $450,000 grant from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) to the university. The grant will be used to train PA, NP, and MD students to prescribe drugs that fight opioid addiction prior to graduation.


Student Awarded NHSC Scholarship

Oliver Arguello, CHA/PA Class of 2022, received the National Health Service Corps Scholarship. This scholarship is funded by a federal program that provides support to students and professionals who are pursuing a primary care profession in underserved communities.

NHSC Scholarship