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Treating Ebola at a Teaching Hospital – PA Education Association News

From Michael J. Huckabee, PhD, MPAS, PA-C

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) wrote and distributed an article, Treating Ebola at a Teaching Hospital, to all PA educators on how UNMC has helped prepare students for the Ebola situation.

The article includes quotes from UNMC’s Angela Hewlett, MD, and Grant Robbins, current UNMC PA student. It offers links to the UNMC free online course on Ebola and other UNMC resources.

Thanks to Stephane VanderMeulen and the PA faculty for helping direct the PAEA writers to these contacts and information!

Dean and PA Director visit Military Partners in San Antonio

 (l to r) Commander Ron Perry, PA-C, IPAP Director; Major Nouansy Wilton, MD, IPAP Faculty; Major Sharon Rosser, PA-C, IPAP Faculty; Huckabee; Meyer; Major Christopher Pase, PA-C, IPAP Faculty; Colonel George Cunningham, MD, IPAP Medical Director; and Major Vincent Antunez, PA-C, IPAP Faculty.
(l to r) Commander Ron Perry, PA-C, IPAP Director; Major Nouansy Wilton, MD, IPAP Faculty; Major Sharon Rosser, PA-C, IPAP Faculty; Huckabee; Meyer; Major Christopher Pase, PA-C, IPAP Faculty; Colonel George Cunningham, MD, IPAP Medical Director; and Major Vincent Antunez, PA-C, IPAP Faculty.

Kyle Meyer, Senior Associate Dean of the School of Allied Health Professions (SAHP), and Mike Huckabee, Director, Division of Physician Assistant Education, recently met with faculty of the Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) in San Antonio, Texas, to explore further areas of collaboration. UNMC SAHP and IPAP have been partners in PA education over twenty years, including a coordinated effort to award professional academic degrees to all IPAP graduates from UNMC.

IPAP trains over 200 PAs each year for service in the military. Students are selected from the Army, Navy, Air Force and Coast Guard, receiving education jointly in didactic studies at Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio. They are then deployed for clinical rotations in over 20 military sites across the country. Upon graduation they are often deployed around the world including regions under combat to provide health care to military personnel, their families, and civilians.

As a part of the meetings, Drs. Meyer and Huckabee presented selected IPAP faculty with their notifications of adjunct UNMC faculty appointments.