Culture

Foster a culture of professional involvement, leadership and advocacy.

  • CWRU PA program faculty members foster a culture of professional involvement, leadership and advocacy by both mentoring and encouraging students to assume leadership positions in local and national organizations and by holding positions in these areas themselves.
  • CWRU PA program faculty and students are involved at both the local and national level in programs impacting the community and fostering advocacy across a broad range of issues.

Leadership Positions Held by CWRU PA Faculty

National Professional Organization Leadership
Member, International Association of Medical Science Educators (IAMSE) Board of Directors
Chair, nccPA Health Foundation Board of Directors
Member, National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH)
Chair, American Academy of PAs (AAPA) Board of Directors
President, AAPA Board of Directors
Director-at-Large, AAPA Board of Directors
Liaison, AAPA Student Academy Board of Directors to the Physician Assistant Education Association(PAEA)
Member, Journal of the AAPA Editorial Board
Chair, AAPA/PAEA Clinical Rotations Task Force
Co-Leader, CAM Interest Group, Society of General Internal Medicine
Member, Primary Care Progress National Advisory Board (2013-16)
Local Professional Organization Leadership
Member, Oral Health Ohio, Board of Directors
Member, Case Western Reserve University/University Hospital CME Advisory Committee
Member, Connecticut Center for Primary Care Board of Directors (2014-16)
President, Connecticut Physician Assistant Foundation
President, Connecticut Academy of PAs

CWRU Faculty Professional Involvement & Advocacy

National Professional Involvement & Advocacy
Awardee, PAEA Clinical Education Award 2019
Awardee, PAEA Rising Star Award 2018
Awardee, Center for Narrative Practice Certificate Program (2016-17)
Awardee, American Academy of PAs Outstanding PA of the Year (2012)
Journal Article Reviewer, Journal of Clinical Sleep Medicine
Journal Article Reviewer, Academic Medicine
Journal Article Reviewer, Journal of Health Communication
Education Working Group Committee Member and Finance Committee Member, Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health
Test Question Writer for Rosh Review
Member, NHLBI Coordinating Committee for National Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk
Member, IAMSE Membership Committee
Member, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Primary Care Competencies Taskforce
Delegate, AAPA House of Delegates
Local Professional Involvement Advocacy
Awardee, Ohio Association of PAs Educator of the Year 2017, 2019 (2 PA faculty)
Awardee Ohio Association of Physician Assistants, Hudson Award (2018)
Awardee, Laser Spine Institute’s Enterprise “Blindside Award” (2017)
Awardee, Laser Spine Institute’s Enterprise “Rookie of the Year” (2017)
Awardee, Cleveland Clinic PA Preceptor of the Year (2014)
Awardee, Cleveland Clinic Shining Star Award (2012, 2013) 
Awardee, Interprofessional Scholars Collaboration in Teaching in Learning (iSCTL) (2 PA faculty)
Awardee, CWRU FLEX Professional Development for Women Faculty of the School of Medicine (2016-17)
Awardee, Mandel Leadership Development Program Cuyahoga Community College (2013)
Member, CWRU Medical Education Retreat Committee
Volunteer preceptors, Greater Cleveland Hunger Network Staywell Program; Medworks, CWRU School of Nursing Lead Screening Program (6 PA faculty)
Advisor, CWRU Student Run Health Clinic
Ad-hoc Advisor to the Assistant Attorney General Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Maryland on Development of Maryland State Naturopathic Licensing Regulations
Grant Review Committee member, Primary Care Training & Enhancement Pre-doctoral Training in Primary Care Program, Human Resources & Services Administration (HRSA)
Steering Committee Representative, Johns Hopkins Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health
Member, Connecticut Academy of PAs Legislative Committee

Leadership Positions Held by CWRU PA Students

CWRU PA Student Local and National Professional Organization Leadership
Director of Outreach, AAPA Student Academy Board of Directors
Student Representative (SCSR), Ohio Association of PAs (2)
Representative, AAPA House of Delegates
Representative, Student Academy of AAPA Assembly of Representatives
Board of Directors CWRU Student Run Health Clinic (SRHC) (3 students)
Clinical, Recruitment & Training, Outreach and Quality Assurance Coordinators, Student Run Health Clinic (8)

CWRU PA Student Professional Involvement & Advocacy

CWRU PA Student Professional Involvement & Advocacy
Student Academy of the American Academy of PAs (SAAAPA) Outstanding Student Society Award (2018)
Fellow, PAEA PA Educator Fellowship (2017-18 and 2018-19)
Grantee, nccPA Health Foundation Oral Health Community Outreach Grant (2017)
Awardee, AAPA Oral Health Special Interest Group Mentorship Program (2016-17)