The Wake Forest School of Medicine Department of PA Studies contains one of the original academic PA programs in the country and has a proven track record of curricular innovation and producing PA leaders. The Wake Forest PA Studies Research and Scholarship center is guided by a dedicated research and scholarship mission. Departmental faculty are actively involved in research to improve educational outcomes and to improve public health and patient care.
The Research and Scholarship Center
- Provides technical support for faculty members wishing to disseminate scholarship via presentation or publication
- Conducts educational scholarship/research
- Writes proposals for intramural/extramural funding
- Bifolck E, Fink A, Pedersen D, Gregory T. Smartphone imaging for the ophthalmic examination in primary care. JAAPA. 2018;31(8):34-38.
- Browne, M., Barrett, S., Icenhour, L., Reich, S., Gimpert, R., & Esinhart, T. (2018). Barriers to Use of Long-Acting Reversible Contraceptives in Adolescents. Physician Assistant Clinics, 3(3), 339-352
- DeTroye, A., Christner, M., Eganhouse, D., Manning, B., Sunkin, E., & Gregory, T. (2018). The effects of physical activity on survival in patients with colorectal cancer. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 31(2), 21-25.
- McDaniel, M. J., Russell, G. B., & Crandall, S. J. (2018). Innovative Strategies for Clinical Microscopy Instruction: Virtual Versus Light Microscopy. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 29(2), 109-114.
- Tanner G, Matthews K, Roeder H, Konopasek M, Bussard A, Gregory T. Current and future uses of probiotics. JAAPA. 2018;31(5):29-33.
- Voytko, M. L., Barrett, N., Courtney-Smith, D., Golden, S. L., Hsu, F. C., Knovich, M. A., & Crandall, S. (2018). Positive Value of a Women's Junior Faculty Mentoring Program: A Mentor-Mentee Analysis. Journal of Women's Health.
- Conner K, Sweeney CY, Brown T, Childs L, Rogers S, Gregory T. Practical applications of physical activity for successful cognitive aging. JAAPA. 2017;30(8):30-35.
- Durbin C, Egan R, Gervasi K, Nadeau N, Neal E, Reich S, Gregory T. The effects of obesity on pulmonary function in children. JAAPA. 2017;30(9):30-33.
- Grant J, Gregory T. The Sacred 7: Integrating the health humanities into PA education. [Exploring Medicine through the Arts] J Physician Assist Educ. 2017;28(4):220–222. [invited]
- Hussaini, S. S., Moote, M., Hildebrandt, C., & Reynolds, B. (2017). Chief PAs—A seat at the table. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 30(6), 39-41.
- Lohenry, K., Lie, D., Fung, C. C., Crandall, S., & Bushardt, R. L. (2016). Interprofessional Education: What Measurable Learning Outcomes Are Realistic for the Physician Assistant Profession?. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 27(2), 63-67.
- McDaniel, M. J., Hildebrandt, C. A., & Russell, G. B. (2016). Central application service for physician assistants ten-year data report, 2002 to 2011. The Journal of Physician Assistant Education, 27(1), 17-23.
- Dorn L, Kranzburg A, Saumell A, Gregory T, Reich S. Radiofrequency catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation. JAAPA. 2015;28(5):40-43,45.
- Fuehrer, L., Buckler, E., Bowman, E., Gregory, T., & McDaniel, J. (2015). Promoting preconception health in primary care. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 28(8), 27-32.
- Hussaini, S. S. (2015). The three-legged stool: Balancing the PA value stream. JAAPA: Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, 28(10), 15
- McDaniel, M. J., Hildebrandt, C. A., & Russell, G. B. (2015). Central Application Service for Physician Assistants (CASPA): Ten-year report. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 28(12), 1.
- Stephens, M. B., Landers, G., Davis, S. W., Durning, S. J., & Crandall, S. J. (2015). Medical student attitudes toward the medically underserved: The USU perspective. Military medicine, 180(suppl_4), 61-63.
- Andrukonis, K., Bell, C., Bodine, L., McDowell, E. H., Reich, S., & Gregory, T. (2014). Cardiorenal syndrome: Understanding the connections between cardiac and renal disease. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 27(2), 12-17.
- Bushardt, R. L., Whitt, F. K., & Gregory, T. (2014). Training Physician Assistants for Rural Appalachia An Academic Partnership for Interprofessional Collaboration. North Carolina medical journal, 75(1), 53-55.
- Kirk, J. K., Hildebrandt, C., Davis, S., Crandall, S. J., Siciliano, A. B., & Marion, G. S. (2014). Perceptions of culturally competent diabetes management in a primary care practice. Journal of cultural diversity, 21(1).
- E. H., Marshall, M. S., Vitolins, M., Crandall, S. J., Davis, M. S., Miller, D., ... & Spangler, J. (2013). Measuring medical student attitudes and beliefs regarding obese patients. Academic medicine: journal of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 88(2).
- Grant, E. J., Javier, J. T., Kelley, P. A., Oliveri, T. L., & Lopez, L. A. (2013). An approach to managing HPV-associated anal dysplasia. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 26(8), 62-63.
- Kirk, J. K., Hildebrandt, C. A., Davis, S. W., Crandall, S. J., & Marion, G. S. (2013). Standardized patient instructors' and physician assistant students' evaluation of diabetes counseling skills. Journal of Physician Assistant Education (Physician Assistant Education Association), 24(4).
- McCann, W. J., Marion, G. S., Davis, S. W., Crandall, S. J., & Hildebrandt, C. A. (2013). Applied Relaxation & Applied Mindfulness (ARAM): A Practical and Engaging Approach for Mind-Body Regulation Training in Medical Education. Annals of Behavioral Science and Medical Education, 19(2), 10-15.
- McDaniel, M. J., Thrasher, A., & Hiatt, T. (2013). The use of noncognitive factors in physician assistant admissions. Journal of Physician Assistant Education (Physician Assistant Education Association), 24(1).
- Teeters, J., Boles, M., Ethier, J., Jenkins, A., & Curtis, L. G. (2013). Acute rhinosinusitis: new guidelines for diagnosis and treatment. Journal of the American Academy of PAs, 26(7), 57-59.
Grant Funded Projects
- Bulla SA (Principle investigator), Crandall S. (Co-Investigator). Building Bridges to Better Care (B3-Care): Connecting Interprofessional Education, Collaborative Practice and Leadership Development. UD7HP28691 D.H.H.S H.R.S.A, Nurse Education, Practice, Quality, and Retention Interprofessional Collaborative Practice. $1,265,038, 2015-2018
- Bushardt RL (Principal Investigator), Crandall S, Bailey JR. Physician Assistant Training in Primary Care. D57HP03190-07-01. U.S. D.H.H.S. H.R.S.A., Medicine and Dentistry. $638,081.00 September 2011 – September 2016.
- Bushardt RL (Principal Investigator. “Expansion of Physician Assistant Training into Western North Carolina.” The Duke Endowment (Funded). $375,000. August 2013 – September 2015.
- Gregory T (Principal Investigator), “Use of the Medical Humanities in Physician Assistant Educational Programs: A National Survey.” Physician Assistant Education Association Research Institute (Funded). $5,475. September 2013 – October 2014.
- Hurley RA (Principal Investigator), Bushardt RL (Co-Investigator/Co-Director, in kind), Wilson R, Russo PM, Dalsania P, Molina G. Physician Assistant Residency Pilot Initiative – W.G. “Bill” Hefner Medical Center. Department of Veteran Affairs – Office of Academic Affiliations (Funded). July 2012 – June 2015.