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Division of PA Studies Receives Two Grants to Support DEI Efforts

August 17, 2022

The Division of Physician Assistant Studies has been awarded two grants that will support the implementation of multiple DEI-related projects over the next two years. NCCPA STEP Up Grant: Supporting URM Students The National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants (NCCPA) awarded the Physician Assistant Studies DEI committee the PAs STEP Up Grant to support … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

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 … Continued

Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Fourth Class of Graduates in Online Ceremony

November 30, 2020

The Physician Assistant Studies program, housed in the Department of Allied Health Sciences (DAHS), held its fourth commencement ceremony on November 25, 2020. The thirty-minute ceremony, held online due to the COVID-19 pandemic, highlighted its graduates’ resilience and grit. Paul Chelminski, the program’s director, said he is immensely proud of the class of 2020, which … Continued

Janelle Bludorn, Connector for PA Programs and Medical Educators, Uses Airwaves and Educators Podcast as Platform During COVID-19 Pandemic

August 26, 2020

Janelle Bludorn, co-host of the Airwaves and Educators podcast and clinical assistant professor in the Physician Assistant Studies program, discussed adaptations in teaching during the COVID-19 pandemic in a recent episode called “COVID Conversations.” Airwaves and Educators is a medical education podcast with a unique focus on physician assistant education. During this unprecedented time in … Continued