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Catalog Number AC2015-009
Collection J. Jeffery Heinrich Papers, 1970-1998
Title J. Jeffery Heinrich Papers, 1970-1998
Scope & Content Contains the papers of J. Jeffery Heinrich who was appointed by the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) Board of Directors to be the Academy’s historian in 1992 and who became the first elected president of the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History in 2002. J. Jeffery Heinrich was also the first president of SAAAPA in 1972.

Types of materials include legal documents, correspondence, newsletters, minutes of early AAPA board meetings, transcripts of oral history interviews, reports and brochures. Transcripts and information about the American Board of Physician Assistant Practice make up the bulk of this collection.
Admin/Biographical History A native of Burlington, Vermont, J. Jeffrey Heinrich served as a hospital corpsman with the United States Marines in Vietnam, where he received a purple heart. After service, he attended and graduated from Castleton State College in Vermont. He taught middle-school students for a year prior to entering and graduating from the Duke University Physician Assistant Program in 1973. Clinically, Heinrich worked as a physician assistant in the division of plastic surgery at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut for 25 years. Academically, he taught and evaluated the clinical skills of Yale University physician assistant students and
served as co-director of the Yale University division of the Norwalk Hospital/Yale University School of Medicine PA Surgical Residency Program for 22 years. In the interim, he managed to take graduate courses earning a masters degree in adult education from Southern Connecticut
State University in 1985 and a doctoral degree from Nova University in 1990.

His involvement in local, regional and national professional organizations began early. He was the first national Student Academy President and served on the Board of Directors of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. Later he became treasurer of the American Academy of Physician Assistants. He has served as President of the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants, President of the Physician Assistant Foundation of the American
Academy of Physician Assistants, President of the Connecticut Physician Assistant Foundation and was the first elected President of the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History. In addition, he has served as an at-large Member on the Board of Trustees of the American Burn Association.

Dr. Heinrich joined the faculty of George Washington University, Washington, DC in 2000 serving as the director of the GWU physician assistant program until his retirement in 2008. As a scholar, he has co-authored more than 50 publications and received numerous awards for his professional accomplishment from the American Academy of Physician Assistants, the Duke University PA Program, the Connecticut Burn Care Foundation, the American Burn Association, the Association of Post-Graduate Physician Assistant Programs, the Connecticut Academy of Physician Assistants and the Veterans Caucus of the American Academy of Physician Assistants.
Creator J. Jeffrey Heinrich
Copyrights Copyright for the Society for the Preservation of Physician Assistant History records is held by the Society; all other copyright is retained by the authors of items in these papers, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

J. Jeffery Heinrich Papers, Society for Preservation of Physician
Assistant History, Johns Creek, GA, USA
Search Terms American Board of Physician Assistant Practice
AAPA
Certification
Commissioning
Eugene Stead Jr. Student Society
Legislation
Physician Assistant History
Physician Assistant History Society
PA History Society
Year Range from 1970
Year Range to 1998
Containers AAPA Archives, NLM
AAPA Awards Banquet 25th Celebration Script
AAPA Bylaws and Constitution
AAPA BOD Meeting MInutes
AAPA BOD Meeting Minutes
American Board of PA Practice, Application Forms
American Board of PA Practice, Correspondence Planning
American Board of PA Practice, Newsletters
American Board of PA Practice, Informational Brochures
American Board of PA Practice, Statement to AAPA BOD
Correspondence, Commissioning of PAs
Oral History Interview Project Transcript, Eugene A. Stead
Oral History Interview Project Transcript, William Stanhope
Oral History Interview Project Transcript, E Harvey Estes
Stead Society Newsletter
Student Interview Transcript, Thomas Godkins
Student Interview Transcript, Thomas Godkins
Student Interview Transcript, Marilyn Fitzgerald
Student Interview Transcript, Paul Mosen
Student Interview Transcript, Steven Crane
Student Interview Transcript, Elaine Grant
Student Interview Transcript, Ann Eldercan
Student Interview Transcript, Paul Lombardo
Student Interview Transcript, Paul Lombardo
Student Interview Transcript, Marshall Sinback
Student Interview Transcript, Charles Huntington
Student Interview Transcript, Judith Willis
Student Interview Transcript, Glen Combs