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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • Get to Know Miquel Pineiro PA Board Member of the NC Medical Board

    Miguel Pineiro was born in Puerto Rico and raised in Florida. He served as a hospital corpsman in the US Navy.  After the Navy, PA Pineiro attended Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida and majored in environmental studies. He is a 2004 graduate of the Duke University PA program. Initially, PA Pineiro was reluctant to […]

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  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | Elon University

    by Sarah Haley, PA-S, Elon University It’s been an exciting year at Elon! We have a big upcoming event–and one that the class of 2023 is immensely proud of–the inaugural Great Golf Getaway. This charity golf tournament supports the Open Door Clinic of Alamance County, a clinic providing free health care to county residents who […]

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  • Leading the Way | Justin Gambini, DMSc, MSPASc, PA-C, DFAAPA

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Justin Gambini, DMSc, MSPASc, PA-C, DFAAPA, is the Chair of the NCAPA Student Affairs Committee. Hailing from the mountains of West Virginia, Justin grew up in the town of New Creek, down the road from the Lost River. He attended West Virginia University, where he graduated with a Bachelors […]

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  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | High Point University

    By Christa Shaner, PA-S, Class of 2024 Student Representative, High Point University Congdon Hall High Point University’s Physician Assistant program was founded in 2014 by Dr. Linda Sekhon, DHSc, MMS, PA-C. Since the founding, the HPU PA program has strived to create an innovative, academically rigorous, and unique curriculum designed to inspire the next generation […]

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  • Leading the Way | Andrea McKinnond, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Andrea McKinnond, PA-C, is one of the Co-Chairs of the NCAPA Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Committee. She was born and raised in Fort Pierce, Florida. Upon graduating high school, Andrea joined the US Air Force and served active duty for seven years while trying to decide what she wanted […]

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  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | East Carolina University

    by Bree Belmonte, PA-S, East Carolina University ECU Health Sciences Campus Student Center East Carolina University launched their PA program in 1996 to train providers to serve the people of eastern North Carolina. The program is centered around addressing primary care needs in the underserved rural areas of the state, specifically the eastern third. Each […]

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  • Leading the Way | Ryan Vann, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Ryan Vann, PA-C, is the Chair of the NCAPA Finance Committee. He was born in Boonville, NC, in Yadkin County. Ryan attended UNC-Chapel Hill, graduating in 1998 with a degree in Biology and then again in 2003, with a degree in Clinical Lab Science. He began working as a […]

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  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Lea Kram, PA-C

    According to Lea Kram, PA-C, Pride Month is “a celebration of my journey, found happiness, and gratefulness towards those that paved the way for me to be comfortable and confident in this world. It’s also a reminder of those that may not have had — or will have — as positive an experience, and a […]

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  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Tonia Poteat, PHD, PA-C, MPH

    According to Tonia Poteat, PHD, PA-C, MPH, Pride Month “is an opportunity to reflect on the resistance and resilience of LGBTQ ancestors who fought for our freedom to be.” Dr. Poteat (she/her) grew up in a small town in central NC. She completed her undergrad at Yale, majoring in Biology with a concentration in Psychology, […]

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  • Pride Month PA Highlight | Charles Taylor Jensen, MS, MMS, PA-C

    According to Taylor Jensen, MS, MMS PA-C, Pride Month “serves to recognize the local, national, and international impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals have had on history.” He shares: “The Stonewall uprising sparked the creation of changes in LGBTQ+ individuals’ lives. These protests not only affected political change, but also sparked a cultural […]

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