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October edition of The Hudson Heartbeat Newsletter!

October edition of the Zebra Hoofbeats Diversity Newsletter!

September edition Crackin' the Case Newsletter, dedicated towards highlighting PA research relevant to current topics in the PA classroom.

April 2020 | Congratulations to our students, The Hudson Society, who were named the 2020 Outstanding Student Society by the American Association of Physician Assistants (AAPA)! Our students were selected for this prestigious award for their "service to the profession in public education and advocacy, public service and outreach, promotion of diversity, and professional involvement."

Jensen Lewis

 March 2020 | Jensen Lewis, MSPAS, PA-C has earned the  2020 Scholarship in Teaching Award. This Award recognizes and honors medical educators in our community who have contributed substantially to the educational mission of our School. It is intended to stimulate systematic sharing of best practices in medical education. The applications undergo external peer review. Those that meet criteria for the award are recognized and honored at the School of Medicine Annual Education Retreat. This academic year, the retreat will be held on March 24, 2020 at the Tinkham Veale University Center

February 2020

Five students from the class of 2021 (Lauren Campbell, Connie Cheng, Rachelle Fair, Rosa Gonzalez, and Avantika Mundkur) have been named Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) Paul Ambrose Scholars for 2020. APTR is the professional organization, which represents faculty and students in the health professions dedicated to population-based and public health education. Our student scholars in this program will design and implement a health promotion or disease prevention project in our community while establishing relationships with local health leaders. Up to 35 students from health professions schools are selected for this prestigious scholarship each year.

Click here to read more about their projects!

Casey Schroeder Jenkinson

October 2019 | We are pleased to announce that Casey Schroeder-Jenkinson, PhD has been selected as the recipient for the OAPA Educator of the Year award. This award is given to an outstanding individual based on deeds and actions demonstrating outstanding commitment to PA education in the state of Ohio. She will be honored at the OAPA Awards Lunch in late October. Congratulations to Dr. Schroeder-Jenkinson!

Craig Meyers

October 2019 | Our very own Craig Myers, MSHS, PA-C has been honored with the 2019 PAEA Clinical Education award. The award recognizes a PAEA member program faculty with three or more years of experience coordinating the clinical education of PA students. Follow this link for more information. Kudos to Professor Myers for his hard work and dedication to the PA program!

Celebrate PA Week October 6-12 #PAweek

October 6-12 | Celebrate PA Week!

What is #PAweek? Every year from October 6-12, we celebrate National PA Week, which recognizes the PA profession and its contributions to the nation’s health.

Click to help raise awareness and visibility of the PA profession.

Marie Hilgefort Headshot

August 2019 | Marie Hilgefort (Class of 2019)  has been named the Cleveland Clinic Physician Assistant  Services 2019 Student of Promise awardee.  Marie will be honored along with other award recipients at the annual Cleveland Clinic PA Staff Dinner in October.  

Photo of Sarah Kane in white coat smiling at the camera

July 2019 | Sarah Kane (Class of 2020) received the CAAHP Scholarship through the Chaldean American Association for Health Professionals (CAAHP).  It will be awarded at the 3rd Annual Scholarship and Award Gala on July 26th.  CAAHP is a nonprofit and nonpolitical educational organization that was founded in 1990, with the goal to support Chaldean healthcare providers.  The organization is composed of physicians, dentists, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and nurses and offers networking, education and community service.  The organization is partnered with St. John Providence Health System and the Chaldean Community Foundation.  

Mariah Bower

May 2019 | Mariah Bower (Class of 2019) was recognized for a scientific poster submission (based on her iSCTL project), which was displayed at the AAPA conference. Mariah's name was announced at national medical Challenge Bowl, and the poster will be featured in the next JAAPA journal. Mariah has also been chosen for the JAAPA Student Poster award for conferences this year.