RECOGNITION
Nov 02, 2017

Highlight of National Awards for Department Colleagues

I wanted to highlight a few of our faculty and staff members who recently won national awards from their perspective professional organizations. It is always an honor to be present at these award receptions to see how dedicated our department is in all of the missions we support – education, research, clinical, community engagement, and diversity and inclusion. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Sep 29, 2017

The Future Role of Physician Assistants

The position of physician assistant turns 50 this week. PAs have become a common member of healthcare teams across the nation, and you’ve likely been treated by one. But where did the position come from? And what role will PAs play as healthcare evolves? Physician assistant Jennifer Coombs talks about the history and future role of physician assistants.... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 29, 2017

Mental Health Curriculum Benefits Community and Students

Approximately one in five adults in the U.S. – 43.8 million, or 18.5 percent – experience mental illness in a given year.1 When considering a project that might benefit her community and her students, Jennifer Forbes, MHS, PA-C, former assistant professor at Idaho State University (ISU), felt that improving mental health was an important area to pursue.... Read More

RESEARCH
Sep 29, 2017

First Cohort of AAPA-PAEA Research Fellows Selected

Three PA faculty members have been selected for the inaugural AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship, a new program designed to build the profession’s research capacity by funding one release day per week for interested researchers. The three fellows for 2017-2018 are:... Read More

RESEARCH
Oct 06, 2016

Publishing Your Dissertation in a Scholarly Journal

So you’ve decided you want to earn a PhD. You have read about the road blocks, you’ve selected your committee, and you’ve started writing your dissertation. But why start thinking about a publication? What does that have to do with earning the ultimate degree?... Read More

RESEARCH, RECOGNITION
Jan 08, 2016

Physician Recognition

Congratulations to our clinically practicing PA faculty and alumni of the University of Utah PA program for being in the top 10% of the nation for patient satisfaction. The University of Utah PA alumni and faculty have consistently ranked in top quality, care, and value.... Read More

EDUCATION
Jul 10, 2015

What Is PA School Really Like?

Getting into physician assistant school is an impressive feat itself, but what’s it like once you’re in? Listen to two students at the University of Utah Physician Assistant program about how to hack your PA studies. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Oct 26, 2014

Jennifer Coombs, PhD, Awarded PA Accolade

Jennifer Coombs received the Research Achievement Award. This honor is awarded once per year in Philadelphia from the Physician Assistant Education Program. The recipient is an individual whose research has made a significant impact to physician assistant education. ... Read More

RECOGNITION
Oct 22, 2014

Nadia Miniclier Cob, MS, PA-C Healthcare Hero

On October 21st, Utah Business Magazine recognized many University of Utah Health Care employees during their annual Healthcare Heroes award luncheon including our own Nadia Miniclier Cobb, MS, PA-C.... Read More

EDUCATION
Sep 21, 2014

Nadia Cobb Reflects on Global Health

Nadia Cobb, from the Department of Family and Preventative Medicine at the University of Utah, reflect upon her involvement and interest in global health and the Global Health Initiative Summit. @UUtah #globalhealth... Read More

Strong Demand for Physician Assistants - U of U School of Medicine
EDUCATION
Apr 10, 2014

Strong Demand for Physician Assistants

Physician assistant degrees continue to be in strong demand, particularly at the University of Utah where more than 1,000 applicants are expected to contend for 44 slots next year.... Read More

Street Medicine: The PA Role - U of U School of Medicine
EDUCATION
Apr 10, 2014

Street Medicine: The PA Role

Joel Hunt, MPAS, PA-C, and Nadia Cob, MS, PA-C explore the physician assistant's role in Street Medicine: Caring for Patients Where They Are, Transformative Education for Health Professionals post.... Read More