September 24, 2021
AAPA-PAEA Research fellowship develops leaders to represent, advance, and elevate PAs in health professions research
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (September 8, 2021) — The American Academy of PAs (AAPA) and the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) are pleased to announce the members of the 2021-2022 cohort of AAPA-PAEA Research Fellows. The fellowship offers promising PA researchers the opportunity to contribute to the growing body of PA education and workforce research.
The three fellows’ research projects tackle underrepresentation and treatment of PA faculty, students, and practicing PAs in both educational settings and the workforce.
“The pandemic has shed greater light on issues related to health equity and the lack of diversity of the profession,” AAPA CEO Lisa M. Gables, CPA said. “The research done by this coming year’s AAPA-PAEA Research Fellows will give educators and employers a better understanding of the barriers currently facing PAs and PA students so that we can build a stronger, more diverse PA workforce to address the need for increased access to healthcare.”
The 2021-22 fellows are:
“The AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship is core to advancing our mission. It offers a unique opportunity for our organizations to work collaboratively to develop the PA research workforce while advancing the profession,” PAEA CEO Mary Jo Bondy, DHEd, MHS, PA-C said. “We are delighted to partner with AAPA to support these fellows and their scholarship.”
About the Fellows
For more information about the fellowship, visit the 2021-2022 AAPA-PAEA Research Fellowship Guidelines.
Jenni Roberson, 703.380.2764
Brent Buesking, 703.651.8540
About the American Academy of PAs
AAPA is the national membership organization for all PAs. PAs are medical professionals who diagnose illness, develop and manage treatment plans, prescribe medications, and often serve as a patient’s principal healthcare provider. Learn more about the profession at aapa.org and engage through Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.
PAEA is the only national organization representing physician assistant educational programs in the United States. Currently, all of the accredited PA programs in the country are members of the Association. PAEA provides services for faculty at its member programs, as well as to applicants, students, and other stakeholders. Learn more about the PA education at PAEAonline.org and engage through Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, and Twitter.