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PA Department Welcomes New Faculty Member Juanita Gardner

October 15, 2012

Juanita A. Gardner, MPH, BS, PA-C, joined the PA Department faculty in May 2012. In her role, she facilitates small group learning, teaches in the classroom setting, conducts site visits, creates relationships with new clinical rotation sites in urban and rural underserved communities, and promotes diversity throughout the department at the PA profession. Juanita also serves as a member of the Internal Advisory Board for Interdisciplinary Clinical Practice at the College.

Juanita has worked as a primary care clinician, site supervisor, and program manager in community health centers. She has also taught respiratory anatomy and physiology to inner city high school students who suffer from asthma and developed a teen mentoring and health education program for inner city youths.

Before she came to the College, Juanita provided care to Native Americans on a rural Arizona Navajo reservation, chaired the Emergency Preparedness Committee for student health services at the University of Pennsylvania, and developed diabetes and COPD clinics in Edinburgh, Scotland, where she has lived for the past five years. She has won the Southbridge Medical Advisory Council Commitment Award, the SHERO Award for Community Services and Mentoring Youth, and the Southbridge Medical Advisory Council Award for Healthcare to the Underserved. She received the Sherry Stolberg Alumni of the Year Award from Drexel University in 2012. Please join the PA Department in welcoming Juanita to the College!