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November 6, 2019

Brittany Dingler, MS `19, has been elected to the 2019-2020 AAPA House of Delegates as part of the student delegation for a second term. She recently had an article published in the PSPA newsletter about her experiences as a student member of the AAPA HOD.

James Lee ’19, has been accepted by the Pennsylvania Pain Society to present a poster entitled "Determining Mediators/Moderators for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Treatment of Patients with Chronic Low Back Pain."

Jaycee Hart, '22, a first year PA student, has been named a National Health Service Corps Scholarship recipient. The purpose of the National Health Service Corps (NHSC) Scholarship Program (SP) is to provide scholarships to students pursuing primary care health professions training in return for a commitment to provide primary health services in a health professional shortage area.

Nicolette LaRosa, '21, a clinical year student in the Physician Assistant program, has been accepted into the Future Educator Fellowship of the Physician Assistant Education Association. This fellowship is a year-long experience for 15 PA students designed to help them learn about the foundations of teaching and to explore the current PA education environment.Fellows are mentored by PAEA’s Future Educator Development Steering Committee (FEDSC) which also designs the fellowship curriculum.

A group of students has posters accepted to the PSPA annual conference in Lancaster, PA in October. They include:

  • Rebecca Baldwin
    "Identifying Methods for Addressing the Widespread Medication Nonadherence in Type II Diabetes Mellitus"
  • Joseph Carroll
    "All Else Has Failed: The Surgical Approach to Treating Adolescent Obesity"
  • Dailey Doss
    “Updated HPV Vaccination Guidance for the Adult Population: Shared Decision Making for Ages 27-45”
  • Alazar Fedlu
    "Improving Healthcare Provider Awareness of Female Genital Mutilation"
  • Kara Golya
    "Understanding 'Diabulimia' in Teenage and Young Adult Patients to Improve Clinical Management and Prevent Metabolic and Vascular Complications"
  • Iana Harris
    "Obesity Prevention in the Military Family"
  • Melissa Jimenez
    "A Painful Disposition: Use of Psychotherapy in Women’s Chronic Pelvic Pain"
  • Patrick Keenan
    "Importance of Effective Pre-operative Alcohol Use Screening and Intervention for the Reduction of Post-operative Morbidity in Patients Undergoing Elective Surgery"
  • Nicholas Latham
    "Linking Childhood Abuse to Gun Violence: A contemporary approach on the emerging trend of gun violence in Pennsylvania"
  • Devon Mazzanti
    "Communication Strategies that Providers Use in Encounters with Patients Who Obtain Medical Information on the Internet and the Effects on the Patient-Provider Relationship"
  • Alfayo Michira
    "Breaking the Walls: Bridging the colorectal cancer disparity in Hispanics in the USA by increasing screening rates and early treatment after diagnosis"
  • Delphine Nantermet
    "Barriers and Methods to Increasing Pediatric Influenza Vaccination Rates with an Emphasis on the Use of Media"
  • Alyssa Palio
    "Ionizing Radiation Exposure from Diagnostic Imaging: Improving Awareness and Knowledge Amongst Ordering Healthcare Providers"
  • Amelia Porretta
    "Improving Patient-Provider Communication of Dietary Supplements"
  • Akiko Rockers
    "Lower HPV Vaccination Rates in Boys Compared to Girls"
  • Raju Shrestha
    "Understanding the Implications of Under-screening for this Important Comorbidity"
  • Amanda Stearns
    “Managing Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) on HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis: Overcoming Barriers to Care”
  • Jacqueline Thieman
    "The Homeless Youth of Philadelphia: Understanding the Implications of At-Risk Populations and the Health Repercussions"
  • Jiyean Yoo
    "Breast Implant-Associated Anaplastic Large Cell Lymphoma"