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PA Foundation Helps Student and University Support Honduran Village

At East Carolina University’s PA Program, Tori Woodward, PA, and Kim Stokes, PA-C, collaborated to lead an interprofessional medical team to Taulabé, Honduras. With support from the PA Foundation, they were able to deliver medical education and provide healthcare.

Boston PA Helps Safeguard the Homeless Through the Pandemic

The lifestyles typical of those experiencing homelessness enables COVID-19 to spread more quickly and easily than within more isolated populations. At the onset, Harrison Keyes, PA-C, of the Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, made significant changes in his outreach efforts.

PA’s Immigrant Parents Inspire His Career in Critical Care

Omar Razack, PA-C, is the child of immigrants. This fact has guided his whole life – from the West Indian culture he grew up with, to the work ethic his parents instilled in him and his triplet sisters, to his PA career in critical care.

Reaching New Heights: From Cancer Survivor to Becoming the First PA in Space

Hayley Arceneaux, PA-C, practices at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, Tennessee, nearly two decades after undergoing treatment there for bone cancer. Now she has the extraordinary opportunity to become an astronaut on the world’s first all-civilian space mission this fall.

JAAPA Podcast Welcomes Two New PA Hosts

Lena Ward, PA-C, and Brandon Cherry, PA-C, both newly-minted PAs, will take over the hosting duties of JAAPA’s podcast in 2021. Ward and Cherry will be compelling hosts; they hope to bring new perspectives to the podcast, as well as increased audience interaction.

How a Childhood in Bosnia Inspired This PA’s Career

Jasmina Salcinovic-Spahic, DMSc, MMSc, MHA, PA-C, DFAAPA grew up in Zenica, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and lived there through the Bosnian War. Her childhood experiences inspired her to pursue a career in medicine after her family emigrated to the United States.