Moves & Milestones
Kohlhepp Named Associate Dean at Program and Received Student Award at PA Conference
William (Bill) Kohlhepp, DHSc, PA-C, has joined the dean’s office at Quinnipiac University’s School of Health Sciences, where he has been named associate dean. His new responsibilities will include representing and working with the school’s faculty, staff, and health science students on the university’s Mount Carmel Campus. Kohlhepp remains associate professor of PA studies and will continue to teach in the PA program.
Concurrent with his academic promotion, Kohlhepp was also the recipient of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Student Academy President’s Award for 2010. He received the award on May 29, during a session of the Assembly of Representatives at AAPA’s recent PA Conference in Atlanta. The award citation pointed to his focus on students “throughout his career” and his “continued devotion to scholarship and mentoring.”
In addition to being PAEA’s
secretary/treasurer, Kohlhepp was AAPA
president in 2000. He served in many
capacities on the NCCPA since 2001, chairing
that body in 2006. As student board member for
APAP in 1978, Kohlhepp is also likely the
only person to have served as both a
student and an elected board member for PAEA.
Pedersen Appointed First Head of New Division of PA Studies at University of Utah
Longtime University of Utah program director Don Pedersen moved into a new position last month when he became the first division chief of the newly created Division of PA Studies in the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine within the university's School of Medicine. Pedersen has been director of the Utah program since 1989 and on the faculty of the program since 1979. He was president of the Association in 1997.
Pedersen was recently honored as Outstanding
PA of the Year at the AAPA PA Conference in
Atlanta. Detailed coverage of his award and
career can be found in the May issue of the
PA Professional magazine.
Roscoe Becomes Program Director
at Butler University
Roscoe’s PhD is in health science, specializing in international health research/education. Although this is his primary area of interest, he admits to having "a great passion for admissions modeling and curricular assessment." Roscoe said he is looking forward to being a program director and "working with other leaders in our noble profession." He may be reached at email@example.com.