Moves & Milestones: October 2019

Sim Named Director of the Oregon Health & Science University PA Program 

Congratulations to Christopher Sim, DSc, MPAS, PA-C, who has been named the director of the OHSU PA program, effective January 2020. 

Sim is currently the associate program director and an assistant professor in the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at the MGH Institute of Health Professions. He also holds a clinical appointment with Greater Newburyport Emergency Physicians. He received his Doctor of Science from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Master of Physician Assistant Studies from the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Bachelor of Health Science from Drexel University, and Bachelor of Science in organizational behavior from the University of San Francisco. 

“With Dr. Sim’s leadership and experience, we are confident the PA program will flourish and continue to enjoy its national reputation as an exceptional program,” said Elena Andresen, executive vice president and provost.

Sim will succeed Gopal Allada, MD, associate professor of medicine, who has served as interim director since the departure of former PA Program Director Glenn Forister last year. 


Rutgers Students Receive NHSC Scholarships

Three PA students from Rutgers University have been honored with National Health Service Corps scholarships. Congratulations to Lisangi Fernandez, Alec Weiss, and Katie Wenzel, who have received full scholarships in exchange for working in underserved areas.

“It is quite a prestigious scholarship, and to have three in one class speaks to the quality of the students in our program and to their passion for helping underserved populations get the health care they need,” said Lori Palfreyman, assistant director of PA admissions and program assessment.

Rutgers Today has the full story.