Partnership Award

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.

2021 Recipient

University Hospitals

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

The nominations cycle for this award closed on June 1, 2022.


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 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


  • Personalized award
  • Check for $500
  • Recognition at the Awards Ceremony
  • Complimentary 2022 PAEA Education Forum registration for one representative of the program