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- The Physician Assistant Program hosted a reception on Thursday, July 10 to mark the 20th Anniversary of the PA Program at Rosalind Franklin University. Approximately 100 guests attended, including currently enrolled students, alumni, and College of Health Profession’s faculty and staff. Dr. Wendy Rheault, Dean of CHP, shared her remarks regarding the growth and success of the PA program; and Dr. Patrick Knott, long term program director for the PA program, shared his observations on the impact our graduates have had on the communities they serve and the PA profession in general. All guests received a picture frame commemorating the event; the frame featured a picture from the 20th PA class that recently graduated in June. A generous donation by the Class of 2014 provided support for the picture frames.
Pi Alpha Honor Society
- Pi Alpha is the national PA honor society organized to recognize and promote academic achievement, leadership, research, professional and community service. In recognition of Mariclare Barrett’s contributions to the Physician Assistant Program, she was our first inductee into our new chapter.
- An awards ceremony for the graduating class of 2014 was held on June 5, 2014 at Navy Pier. Honors were recognized from the Chicago Medical School, College of Pharmacy, School of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Dr. William H. Scholl College of Pediatric Medicine, and The College of Health Professions. The Physician Assistant Department proudly congratulates the following Physician Assistant graduates for their recognition at this year’s award ceremony.
The College of Health Professions Dean's Award for Scholarship
Presented to the PA student with the highest grade point average.
| Emily Edmonds
The College of Health Professions Clinical Education Award
Presented to the PA student for outstanding performance in clinical training.
| Tilak Pokharel
Lee Ann Myers Memorial Award
Presented to the PA student who has chosen this profession as a second career.
This award was established by the family and friends of Lee Ann who dies in 2001.
Ms. Myers was a 1998 graduate from the PA program.
| Elliot Johnson
Tara Pullara Memorial Award
Presented to the PA student who shows exceptional ability as a compassionate
patient care provider. Tara's battle with cancer ended just prior to her graduation from
the PA program in 2009.
|Tara Lykowski, PA-C
Physician Assistant Clinical Preceptorship Award
Presented to the physician or physician assistant selected by the students as the
clinician who has contributed most significantly to their clinical education.
- The PA department is pleased to announce that Ziemowit Mazur, Ed.M., MS, PA-C has been promoted to Associate Director and Kristine Burgess, MS, PA-C has been promoted to Academic Coordinator. Congratulations to both Z and Kristine!
- The Physician Assistant Departments congratulates this year’s Challenge Bowl team members, Mandy Cleppe, Leah Wargolet, and Melissa Turley, PA class of 2014, for their participation in the National Medical Challenge Bowl at the AAPA’s 41st Annual Physician Assistant Department hosted in Washington DC on May 27, 2013. The team, who were advised by Ziemowit Mazur, E. Md, MS, PA-C, Academic Coordinator for the PA department, joined the competitive field of 65 teams from other PA programs who participated in this year’s Challenge Bowl. The Challenge Bowl team which also included Nate Anderson, President of the 2014 class, had previously competed in the state challenge bowl hosted by the Illinois Academy of PA’s.
The Physician Assistant class of 2015 participated in the American Diabetes Association EXPO at McCormick Place, on Saturday, April 5, 2014. The students performed Body Mass Index screenings and measured waist circumference to assess for increased risk of diabetes and cardiovascular disease under supervision of faculty Kristin Mahr, MSEP, PA-C . Physician assistant students counseled participants of the EXPO about healthy dietary and lifestyle choices to assist in the prevention and management of Diabetes Mellitus.
About the Physician Assistant Program
Patrick Knott, PhD, PA-C
Walid Khayr, MD
Rea Katz, PhD, PA-C
Ziemowit Mazur, M.Ed, MS, PA-C
Mayra Quintana, MD
Myriam Riboh, MS, PA-C
Gregory Skladzien, MD
Kristin Arneson Mahr, MSEP, MS, PA-C
Charisse Hudson-Quigley, MD
Kristine Burgess, MS, PA-C
Jeff Greene, MPAS, PA-C