Alerts

Webinar

Fluoroquinolone Safety Labeling Updates

March 22, 2017

On Tuesday, April 4, join the FDA’s Division of Drug Information for a webinar on fluoroquinolones. Specifically, the webinar will cover: The disabling and potentially irreversible constellation of adverse events that have been associated with the use of systemic fluoroquinolones The importance of stopping the fluoroquinolone antibacterial drug at the first sign that a patient […]

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This Week

Elon University Launches Anatomical Gift Program

March 22, 2017

A new anatomical gift program will serve as a valuable resource for Elon University students in the School of Health Sciences, as well as in undergraduate science courses, as they learn about the human body and train to become PAs. The program, headed by Dianne Person, will provide members of the local community and others […]

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Research

Survey Incoming: Keep Your Eyes Peeled

March 21, 2017

PAEA’s biennial PA Program Faculty and Directors Survey will be opening next week! This survey collects information on demographics, job satisfaction, faculty roles and responsibilities, salary, and other critical topics. These data provide rich insight into the factors that impact faculty recruitment and retention and are also commonly used for benchmarking and workforce research. This […]

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Obituary

In Memoriam: Richard A. Smith, MD, MPH

March 15, 2017

Physician Assistant Founder, Global Health Innovator, Peace Corps Medical Director, and Civil Rights Leader Global health leader and recognized founder of the physician assistant (PA) profession, Richard A. Smith, MD, MPH, died March 10, at his home in Honolulu, Hawaii. He was 84. In 1968, Dr. Smith created one of the nation’s first PA programs […]

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Four Orgs

PAEA Takes Stand on Recertification Issue at LAS Meeting

March 15, 2017

Several PAEA Board and staff members attended AAPA’s Leadership and Advocacy Summit — the Academy’s annual gathering of AAPA and constituent organization leaders — in Washington, DC, March 4-5 to discuss major issues facing the profession. Among the topics on the agenda this year were full practice authority and responsibility (FPAR) and the future of […]

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