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University leaders celebrate a Blue Cross NC investment in Physician Assistant program

June 5, 2018

Representatives from Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill gathered on Monday to celebrate an investment in the University’s Physician Assistant Studies program. Blue Cross NC announced the $1.2 million gift in February, building on its 2012 investment that established the PA master’s program. The donation will be used to … Read more

Physician Assistant Studies Adjunct Faculty Named Distinguished Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

April 17, 2018

Heather Asher Prince, adjunct faculty with the Physician Assistant Studies program, has received recognition as a distinguished fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, among the highest honors for the PA profession. Asher Prince is the director of clinical operations for the clinical pharmacology and analytical chemistry core in the Division of Pharmacy and Experimental Therapeutics … Read more

Physician Assistant Studies Celebrates Inaugural Commencement Ceremony

December 16, 2017

The Physician Assistant Studies program recognized its 20 graduates, including nine veterans, with a commencement ceremony held at the Medical Biomolecular Research Building (MBRB) in late December. The program, which welcomed its first class of students in January 2016, is a result of a public-private partnership that includes support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of … Read more

UNC School of Medicine Physician Assistant Studies Program Recognized on Veterans Day

November 14, 2017

The Physician Assistant Studies program received recognition as part of Veterans Day celebrations at UNC-Chapel Hill on Friday, November 10, 2017. At the Tar Heel Tribute, the day’s first event, Chancellor Carol Folt commended the inaugural class of PA students, who will graduate on December 16, 2017. Tar Heel Tribute recognizes students, faculty, and staff … Read more

UNC Physician Assistant Studies student Alyse Moses-Lebron Awarded Scholarship from North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA)

November 1, 2017

The North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA) Endowment has awarded its first-ever scholarship earmarked for a UNC Physician Assistant Studies student to Alyse Moses-Lebron, a second-year student. Since the late 1990s, the endowment has provided scholarships to students to have completed their first year of PA education. “I am flattered to receive the NCAPA … Read more

UNC Physician Assistant Program Accepts Second Class of Students

November 1, 2017

In the second year of UNC’s Physician Assistant Program, applications were up, with more than 1,000 applicants for only 20 slots. The UNC Physician Assistant Program, part of the Department of Allied Health Sciences, recently accepted its second class of students, who will arrive in Chapel Hill to begin their coursework in January. This year, … Read more

UNC PA Program Featured in AAMC Reporter and on NPR

November 1, 2017

The March 2013 edition of AAMC Reporter features a story about the UNC physician assistant (PA) master’s degree program. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina (BCBSNC) and the UNC School of Medicine are collaborating to create the program, which will be designed for returning military veterans. Click here to read the full story … Read more

Hollingsworth Chronicles Career as a Physician Assistant as part of Bullitt Lecture

October 1, 2017

Robert L. Hollingsworth, DHSc, PA-C, spoke to Physician Assistant Studies students and others as part of the Bullitt History of Medicine Club at the UNC Health Sciences Library on Tuesday, September 26, 2017. His talk, titled “The Physician Assistant: My Life in the Profession,” focused on a retrospective of his career, in addition to advice … Read more

Gabrielle Neri-Mynatt Awarded Scholarship from PA Foundation

September 9, 2017

Gabrielle Neri-Mynatt, a second-year Physician Assistant Studies student at the UNC School of Medicine, was awarded a PA Foundation Scholarship in August 2017 along with 18 other PA students across the country. The PA Foundation scholarships focus on helping students who demonstrate a clear passion for the field and health care-related community service. Dr. Lawrence Kim, with … Read more