Moves & Milestones: Starting the Year on a High Note

Past PAEA President Promoted at USC

Kevin Lohenry

Congratulations are in order for Kevin Lohenry, PhD, PA-C, who was recently named vice chair of education in the department of family medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of USC. Lohenry has served as the director of the school’s PA program for the past eight years.

The school notes:
“Under his leadership, the PA program has become the #1 PA school in California and is ranked in the top 20 nationwide. The PA school also increased the number of students from disadvantaged backgrounds from 30 to 60 percent. Kevin has developed a team of fantastic faculty who have gained national recognition for innovative teaching strategies.”

Lohenry will take on this new role in addition to his current role within the PA program.


First PA to Receive Prestigious Award

Please join us in a round of applause for Don Pedersen, PhD, PA, who became the first PA ever to receive the 2018 Distinguished Service Award from the University of Utah School of Medicine (SOM) Alumni Association. Pedersen served in the medical school as PA program director and chief of the division of PA studies. This award, presented to him in October at the SOM Alumni Banquet, recognizes Pedersen for his four decades of service to the University of Utah.

Presenting the award at the SOM Alumni Banquet in Salt Lake City is the University of Utah Senior Vice President for Health Sciences Michael Good, MD (right) and the President of the SOM Alumni Association Bryan Stone, MD (left). Photo courtesy of Don Pedersen.