NCAPA’s PA of the Year award honors a PA who has demonstrated exemplary service to the profession and the community, and who has furthered the image of the PA profession while providing significant contributions to the health of the citizens of North Carolina.
Janelle Bludorn, PA-C, is the recipient of the NCAPA 2018 PA of the Year award. Janelle has been in practice for 8 years as a PA in both Emergency Medicine and Women’s Health. She is highly skilled in point-of-care ultrasound and shares her vast knowledge on the subject by educating students and providers. She has a strong online presence, sharing knowledge on PAs, PA education, and the PA profession through podcasts and social media. Janelle has served as a JAAPA Peer Review Board member, an ACLS instructor, and is a continuous support and mentor to students. As stated in her PA of the Year nomination, “she is always motivated to learn more, do more, teach more, and enhance the PA profession.”
Janelle serves on the Board of Directors for the Society for Emergency Medicine PAs, is an Assistant Professor at the UNC PA program, and practices in the ER and UNC Hospital.
The PA of the Year award was presented to Janelle Bludorn during the 42nd Annual Summer Conference on Monday, August 20, 2018.