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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • I Am NCAPA | Kenneth Blanton

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. Happy New Year! January’s I Am NCAPA member highlight is Kenneth Blanton. Kenneth is a graduate of Bowman Gray, also known as the Wake Forest University PA program. He has been a member since 2009 and currently lives […]

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  • PAPA Board of Directors Election Results

    The Piedmont Association of Physician Assistants is pleased to announce the following PAs have been elected to serve on its Board of Directors during 2019:   President: John Cain Vice President: Elyse Watkins Treasurer: Brandon Blank Secretary: Jill Connor Director at Large (2 Year Term Ending in 12/2020): Frank Caruso Director at Large (2 Year […]

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  • Duke University Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship

    Duke Health’s Primary Care Preceptor Development Mini-Fellowship Program, administered by the Duke Physician Assistant Program, offers clinician educators a unique opportunity to learn from expert faculty at one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers. The goal of the program is to equip preceptors to become effective clinician educators who can develop and implement curricula […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Frank Stooksbury

    The NCAPA Endowment board congratulates Frank Stooksbury as the 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the Campbell University PA Program. Prior to PA school, Frank served on active duty in the US Air Force while simultaneously working on his bachelor’s degree. After separating from the military, he worked as a radiological technologist and ultimately […]

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  • Stop Smoking in the New Year | QuitlineNC

    from the NC Department of Health and Human Services With the holiday season gearing up, now is a good time for people who use tobacco to make a plan to quit and give the gift of health to themselves and their loved ones. Quitting smoking isn’t easy. Choosing a tobacco cessation program to help you […]

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  • 2018 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Aaron Peterson

      Aaron Peterson is the Duke University PA student recipient of the NCAPA Endowment’s 2018 William Franklin Cobb scholarship. Before entering PA school, Aaron graduated Magna Cum Laude in Microbiology and Chemistry while concurrently working as a firefighter/paramedic. He volunteered at the Maliheh Free Clinic in Salt Lake City for three years, has done missionary […]

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  • PA Audits and the NC Medical Board

    by Kitty Kovacs, PA-C, NC Medical Board Over the last four years, PAs have received very good results when undergoing audits by the North Carolina Medical Board. The NCMB performs approximately 30 random audits annually on individual PAs and, more often than not, those PAs are in compliance. Yet, there are those occasional instances when […]

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  • 2018 Post-Election Update

    On November 6, North Carolina House and Senate seats, as well as the U.S. House and various judicial and local seats, were all up for reelection. In total, a little over 3.75 million of the approximately seven million registered voters in the state turned out for the General Election.   Republicans, who presently hold a […]

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  • I Am NCAPA | Alyse Moses-Lebron

    Why you love being a PA and why membership in your state Academy is so vitally important. This month’s member highlight is Alyse Moses-Lebron. Alyse is a graduate of UNC’s PA program and was the recipient of the 2017 scholarship earmarked for a UNC Physician Assistant Studies student from the NCAPA Endowment. The scholarship recognized Moses-Lebron’s […]

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  • Primary Care Transformation Fellowship Accepting Applications for First Cohort

    Duke University Department of Community and Family Medicine is accepting applications to fill the first cohort of a two-year Primary Care Transformation Fellowship, which begins July 1, 2019. The goal of the fellowship is to train physicians and physician assistants to lead health care transformation and improve health within their communities and community-based practice settings. The […]

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