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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Geoff Jones, Wake Forest University

      Geoff Jones, PA student from Wake Forest School of Medicine, is the 2019 recipient of the Thomas Benjamin Houck NCAPA Endowment Student Grant. Geoff was a self-described “non-traditional” undergraduate student who developed a love of learning and a dedication to science and medicine as he completed, Summa Cum Laude, his BS degree in Biology […]

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  • 2020 PA Program Highlight | Lenoir-Rhyne University

    by Arien Stebbins, PA-S, Lenoir-Rhyne Lenoir-Rhyne PA Studies Class of 2021 After a refreshing winter break, Lenoir-Rhyne PA program classes resumed on January 13th. The program welcomed 36 new students beginning their first semester, comprising the class of 2022. The class of 2021 returned to finish their last semester of didactic courses as they eagerly […]

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  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Jacqueline Moreda, Gardner-Webb University

      Jacqueline Moreda is the recipient of the NCAPA Endowment 2019 Student Grant for a PA student at Gardner-Webb University. She graduated from Florida State University with a degree in Exercise Physiology and volunteered in multiple areas, including college student mentoring, leadership groups, and at local hospitals and care centers. She gained experience as a […]

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  • NC Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee Summit

    by Caroline Griswold, NCAPA Program Coordinator On Friday, December 13, 2019, NCAPA staff attended the quarterly North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services NC Opioid and Prescription Drug Abuse Advisory Committee (OPDAAC) summit at NC State University. The theme of the winter summit was Medication Assisted Treatment (MAT) and Harm Reduction in Jails. The […]

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  • Leading the Way | Brian J. Robinson, MS, MPAS, PA-C

    With the beginning of the new year, NCAPA is highlighting new faces. Leadership is so important to the PA profession, so we wanted to take an opportunity to introduce you to some great PA leaders among us, right here in North Carolina. And with that, our highlighted leader this month is Brian Robinson, MS, MPAS, […]

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  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Meredith Abernethy, Elon University

    Congratulations to PA student Meredith Abernethy for receiving the NCAPA Endowment 2019 Student Grant for Elon University. Meredith attended NC State University, where she majored in Biological Sciences-Human Biology, and participated in various community service projects and the Pre-PA club. She participated in a medical service trip to Guatemala, which she describes as being a […]

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  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Michael Gorman-Smith, Wingate University

    Michael Gorman-Smith is the NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the Wingate University PA Program. He graduated Cum Laude from the University of Rhode Island with dual majors in Kinesiology and Biology, while also immersing himself in the campus Emergency Medical Service as an EMT. His volunteer service during PA school includes his role as […]

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  • 2019 Recipient of Lanny Parker Memorial Fund | Mia McDonald, PA-C

    by Mia McDonald, PA-C I was fortunate to attend the AAPA 2019 Leadership and Advocacy Summit (LAS) in Alexandria, VA earlier this year thanks in part to the Lanny Parker Memorial Fund. Since 2004, the NCAPA Endowment’s Lanny Parker Memorial Fund has provided financial support for PA and PA students to attend events or initiatives […]

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  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Brenna McManus, UNC

    Brenna McManus is the NCAPA Endowment Student Grant recipient from the UNC-Chapel Hill PA Program. Prior to PA school, Brenna graduated with honors from UNC with a major in Biology and Global Studies and minor in Chemistry. She developed an interest in medicine and the PA profession while working at UNC Hospitals during her undergraduate […]

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  • 2019 NCAPA Endowment Student Grant Winner | Victoria Sanchez, Methodist University

    Congratulations to PA student Victoria Sanchez for receiving the NCAPA Endowment 2019 Student Grant for Methodist University. Prior to PA school, Victoria graduated Cum Laude with a BS in Biology and minor in Chemistry and Psychology. She expresses strong devotion to the life-long learning required for PAs and to health maintenance and wellness. Her career […]

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