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PA Preparedness: How You Can Help when Disaster Strikes

While serving in emergency response for Hurricane Laura in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Jeffrey Mott, DHSc, PA-C, experienced what it’s like to take part in emergency response when disasters collide. Pandemic, or no pandemic, hurricane season comes every year.
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One Patient Shares How PA Saved Her Life

Stephanie, who is affected by an eating disorder, says that PA Shion Harrison has gone above and beyond to provide her care by fighting for her and telling her she is important. Read more about the impact Harrison has made on Stephanie’s life.
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VA Implements Competitive Pay, Other Advances in PA Practice

AAPA applauds the United States Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) for releasing an updated PA Handbook which implements competitive pay for PAs along with other changes related to the PA profession that will modernize the VA’s qualification standards for PAs and expand access to care to our nation’s veterans.
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What Inspires Student Academy President-elect Mariah Leroux?

Student Academy President-elect Mariah Leroux, PA-S, finds inspiration in medicine, family, and serving her community. She shares her personal journey to the PA profession, her path to leadership, and her passion for diversity and representation.
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AAPA Reports on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Efforts To Date

In June, AAPA pledged to do our part in the fight against racism and explicit and implicit bias while promoting equity and justice in healthcare. Thanks to many PAs who shared their stories and offered insights on how to move our diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts forward.
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Lisa M. Gables Named AAPA CEO

AAPA announced that Lisa M. Gables, CPA, was named chief executive officer (CEO). Gables has served more than eight years with AAPA, including the last year as interim CEO while also serving as chief financial officer and chief development officer.
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Strategies to Manage Cognitive Load in PA School

In the second part of a series on memory and learning, PA educator Kristopher Maday, MS, PA-C, DFAAPA, discusses cognition and cognitive load, and the important part they play in how you recall information from your long-term memory.