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Division of Physician Assistant Studies Announces Katie Hanlon as Program Director

June 26, 2023

Following a national search, Katie Hanlon, MMS, PA-C (’06) has been named Program Director of the Division of Physician Assistant Studies, housed within the Department of Health Sciences and UNC’s School of Medicine. Hanlon has been serving as Interim Program Director since December 2022. Clinically, she has experience in emergency medicine and critical care and … Read more

Division of Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Class of 2022 at Graduation

February 7, 2023

The Division of Physician Assistant Studies held its annual graduation ceremony on December 9, 2022 and awarded 19 Master of Health Sciences degrees. The class of 2022 and their guests were welcomed by Chileatha Wynn, Director of Clinical Education and Assistant Professor. Dr. Jonathon Heath, Assistant Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics, served as the guest … Read more

Jason Hrdina Advances PA Profession Through Work with National Organizations

January 18, 2023

Jason Hrdina, EdD, MPAS, MPH, EM PA-C, is the Director of Evaluation and Assessment and an assistant professor in the Division of Physician Assistant Studies, located within the UNC School of Medicine’s Department of Health Sciences. Hrdina works to advance the profession within UNC’s program and beyond, and was recently selected to serve the profession … Read more

Jennifer Vonderau’s Paper on Type 3c Diabetes Published by JAAPA

May 27, 2022

A paper authored by Jennifer Vonderau, MMS, PA-C, was recently published by the Journal of the American Academy of PAs (JAAPA). Vonderau is a Clinical Assistant Professor in the division of Physician Assistant Studies, housed within the Department of Health Sciences. The paper, “Diabetes Mellitus Type 3c (Pancreatogenic Diabetes),” is a continuing medical education article … Read more

Physician Assistant Studies Program Receives Continued Accreditation Status

April 12, 2022

UNC-Chapel Hill’s Department of Allied Health Sciences, housed within the School of Medicine, is pleased to announce its Physician Assistant Studies program received continued accreditation status on a 8-year review cycle. “The great collaborative spirit of UNC-Chapel Hill has been a source of professional inspiration to me,” says Paul Chelminski, MD, MPH, FACP, Professor of … Read more

Second-Year Physician Assistant Studies Student Andre Braima Receives Grant from North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants

February 15, 2021

Second-year Physician Assistant Studies student Andre Braima has received a grant from the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA). Braima will use the funds to attend the American Association of Physician Assistants’ Leadership and Advocacy Summit, to be held at the end of March. Braima, from western Kentucky, is a nontraditional student who worked … Read more

Physician Assistant Studies Students Mobilize COVID-19 Vaccine Efforts in Chapel Hill

February 9, 2021

Physician Assistant Studies students are administrating COVID-19 vaccines at multiple locations in Chapel Hill and Carrboro—an experience they’ll remember as future health care providers. Douglas Brittingham and Karla Chavez, both second-year PA students, have administered dozens of vaccines at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education over the past several weeks as part … Read more