Partnership Award

The nomination cycle for this award has been extended to May 29, 2024.

Award Information

This award recognizes an individual or institution that provides support to one or more PA program(s) and that has made a noteworthy contribution to PA education.


Nominees are evaluated in all three of the following areas and must demonstrate substantial contributions to PA education in a minimum of one or more of the following areas:

  • Contributions to a PA program
  • Promotion of the PA profession
  • Extensive involvement in didactic, clinical, or institutional activities

Requirements and materials

Nomination Letter

Nomination letter describing in detail how each of the award criteria were met, including evidence of performance above and beyond the nominee’s job description

Letters of Support

Two letters of support addressing the author’s first-hand knowledge of the nominee with relation to one or more of the award criteria


Curriculum Vitae/Resume

A CV or resume will be required if it is an individual being nominated.

Partner Status

Minimum of three cumulative years of support to the partner program as of March 12, 2024

Be sure to check out nomination FAQs for additional information and tips


  • Personalized award
  • Check for $500
  • Recognition at the Awards Ceremony
  • Complimentary PAEA Education Forum registration for one representative of the program

2023 Recipient

  • 2022 – Not Awarded
  • 2021 – Not Awarded
  • 2020 – Brandi Tuttle, Duke University
  • 2019 – Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Administration Medical Center
  • 2018 – Connecticut Urban Service Track
  • 2017 – Cleveland Clinic
  • 2016 – PA Olympics, Arcadia University, DeSales University, Drexel University, PCOM, Philadelphia University, Salus University, University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
  • 2015 – James Pecard IV, Northwestern University
  • 2014 – Lebanon Veterans Affairs Medical Center
  • 2013 – Tillman Farley, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • 2012 – Joseph Bell, Pembroke Pediatrics, A Division of Children’s Health of Carolina, North Carolina
  • 2011 – Winn Army Community Hospital, Fort Stewart, Georgia
  • 2009 – Rebekah Cradduck, South Dakota Association of Healthcare Organizations
  • 2008 – Allentown Rescue Mission and the DeSales Free Clinic
  • 2007 – Emergency Physicians of Tidewater
  • 2006 – Dallas/Forth Worth Area Health Education Center
  • 2003 – South Texas Environmental Education Research (STEER) Project
  • 2002 – North Carolina Area Health Education Centers
  • 2000 – Lancaster County Abstinence Coalition
  • 1999 – Group Health of Seattle