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The Pulse

The Pulse
  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | Campbell University

    by Beth Ehlers, PA-S, Campbell University The Campbell PA program is located in the Tracey F. Smith Hall of Nursing and Health Sciences The Physician Assistant Program at Campbell University began in 2011 with a program mission “built on the tenets of faith, learning and service, Campbell’s PA Program equips servant leaders to practice compassionate, […]

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  • Leading the Way | Meg Leddy, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Meg Leddy, PA-C, is the Chair of the NCAPA Health Committee. She grew up in Acton, Massachusetts, about 40 minutes outside of Boston. Meg attended the University of Vermont for undergrad, majoring in Nutritional Science with a minor in Athletic Training. She graduated in 1999 and became a Certified […]

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  • Leading the Way | Marc Katz, PA-C

    North Carolina PAs leading the way. Marc Katz, PA-C, has been involved with NCAPA leadership for over 40 years. He grew up on Long Island, New York and attended the City University of New York, Queens Campus, graduating with a degree in Biology in 1976 (the same year NCAPA was incorporated). With an interest in […]

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  • 2022 NC PA Program Highlight | Duke University

    by Katherine Bullock, PA-S, Duke University In 1965, Dr. Eugene A. Stead Jr. founded the first Physician Assistant (PA) program at Duke University. He hoped that PAs could meet the needs of the healthcare system, specifically addressing a shortage of providers to increase access to medical care. The first class, composed of four former Navy […]

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  • Black History Month Emerging Leader | Jessica Veale, PA-C

    Jessica Veale, PA-C, embodies what it means to be a PA leader and passionate advocate. Originally from New Bern, North Carolina, she practiced as a medical technologist in Greenville, NC, and Boston, MA, before returning to NC to attend PA school at Duke University in 2018. PA Veale’s interest in advocacy developed while serving on […]

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  • Black History Month PAs of Distinction | Chileatha Wynn and Lavette Shirley Elee

    by Caroline Purdy, NCAPA Membership Services Manager In honor of Black History Month, NCAPA is highlighting outstanding Black PA leaders in North Carolina to share their accomplishments.       Chileatha Wynn, DMSc, PA-C, and Lavette Shirley Elee, DScPAs, PA-C Chileatha Wynn, DMSc, PA-C, and Lavette Shirley Elee, DScPAS, PA-C, have a lot in common. […]

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  • Black History Month PAs of Distinction | Elmira Powell, PA-C

    In honor of Black History Month, NCAPA is highlighting outstanding Black PA leaders in North Carolina to share their accomplishments.   Elmira Powell, PA-C, is from Raleigh, NC, and shares that for “as long as (she) has been alive,” she has had a desire to practice medicine. Originally planning to focus on pre-med, she changed […]

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  • Black History Month PAs of Distinction | Robert Lee Wooten, Jr., PA-C

    – The following is based on information gathered from the PA Historical Society In honor of Black History Month, NCAPA is highlighting outstanding Black PA leaders in North Carolina to share their accomplishments. Robert Lee Wooten, Jr., PA-C, became interested in the PA profession in 1972 while working as a paramedic and nursing assistant in […]

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  • Black History Month PAs of Distinction | Donna F. Murray, DMSc., MS, PA-C

    In honor of Black History Month, NCAPA will highlight some outstanding Black PA leaders in North Carolina and share their accomplishments.  Donna F. Murray, DMSc., MS, PA-C, is a 1996 graduate of the Yale University School of Medicine Physician Associate Program and holds a Master of Science in Microbiology (1983) and a Bachelor of Science […]

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  • 2022 PA Program Highlight | Pfeiffer University

    by Benjamin Paul, PA-S, Pfeiffer University The Pfeiffer University Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies (MS-PAS) program is located in Albermarle, NC. It is a 27-month program where students learn to become clinicians to provide excellent healthcare and become servant leaders that address health disparities. From its origin, the PA program at Pfeiffer University […]

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