A bill introduced to the California state legislature and sponsored by the California Academy of PAs, a group that includes Dr. Jeremy Adler ’19 DMSc among its leadership, was signed on October 9 by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
Adjunct Faculty 434.544.8876 *protected email* Elaine D. Nichols joined the PA Program as a sonography educator in May 2019. She started her career with Roanoke Memorial School of Radiology, and received her Bachelors of Radiological Sciences at Jefferson College of Health Sciences in Roanoke Virginia. She received her Master’s of Strategic Sciences from Mountain State […]
Adjunct Faculty 434.544.8876 *protected email* Dan Acevedo, PA-C has been practicing medicine as a PA since 2010, focusing mostly on orthopaedic surgery. Over the last 5 years he has taken an academic interest in osteoporotic fractures and continue to work to increase access to diagnosis and treatment of fragile bone disease in the community. He […]
Adjunct Faculty 434.544.8876 *protected email* Professor Mary Gribbin joined the PA Medicine Faculty starting in May 2019 as an Adjunct Professor. She received a Bachelor of Science in Molecular Biology from Vanderbilt University and a Masters of Science in Public Health from UNC-Chapel Hill. She hold a Masters of Biomedical Science from Creighton University, specializing […]
The University of Lynchburg has partnered with the American Academy of PAs to allow more PAs to earn doctoral degrees. The Lynchburg Doctor of Medical Science is the newest degree option in the degree pathway program offered by AAPA’s Center for Healthcare Leadership and Management. PAs who take prerequisite CHLM courses will qualify for a […]
Director of Clinical Education Assistant Professor 434.544.8876 *protected email* Professor Melissa Shaffron is originally from Pennsylvania and moved to Lynchburg upon graduation to start employment with Centra. Melissa currently resides in the area with her husband and children. She also has two Labradors that complete the family. Melissa enjoys spending time with her family, skiing, […]
Assistant Professor 434.544.8876 *protected email* Dr. Rebecca B. Young joined the faculty in 2018 after 20 plus years in private clinical practice. She continues to work with Centra Hospice on a part-time basis in addition to her teaching responsibilities at the University of Lynchburg. She is board certified in Family Medicine and is also certified […]
A group from University of Lynchburg’s physician assistant medicine program recently spent a week providing medical care to more than 400 people in the Dominican Republic. In their third-annual medical mission in the Caribbean nation, about 35 students helped patients with issues both minor and major — everything from common viral infections to severe dehydration. […]
Lynchburg nursing, PA, and DPT students work together in healthcare simulations, part of an interprofessional education program designed to make sure future clinicians can work together seamlessly and provide better patient outcomes. Future collaborations between these programs will involve students in athletic training, mental health, and special education and involve community service, seminars, and clinical experiences.
Brooke McNamara’s hands shook the first time she pumped a blood pressure cuff around a real patient’s arm. Her voice trembled when she talked. She felt compelled to double-check every assessment and every treatment. But now, confidence has replaced fear. Her confidence has nothing to do with feeling like she has all the answers, though, […]