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Image of AC2015-003 - Kenneth Ferrell Papers, 1968-1989

AC2015-003 - Kenneth Ferrell Papers, 1968-1989

Contains the papers of Kenneth "Ken" F. Ferrell was one of the first PAs to be trained in the United States. He was one of the founding members of the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) and the North Carolina Academy of Physician Assistants (NCAPA). Types of materials include early editions of bylaws, brochures, certificates and newsletters of the AAPA and NCAPA; correspondence, newsletter clippings, manuscripts and reprints. The collection also contains two photographs of Ferrell taken by a photographer from Life Magazine in 1966.

Image of AC2015-007 - Kenneth R. Harbert Papers

AC2015-007 - Kenneth R. Harbert Papers

Contains the papers of Kenneth R. Harbert who, over a span of 35 years, helped establish eight physician assistant programs in the USA. As a clinical administrator at the Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA, Harbert helped develop some of the first guidelines for the use of physician assistants in hospitals. Harbert is a staunch supporter and leader of Veteran Affairs within the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). He has worked on many projects for the Veterans Caucus and has written extensively about the history of the organization. Types of materials include early editions of bylaws, brochures, certificates and newsletters of the AAPA and NCAPA; digital photographs;

Image of AC2015-011 - Dana Gray Papers

AC2015-011 - Dana Gray Papers

This collection contains the papers of Dana Robert Gray. Dana Robert Gray is a graduate of the PA Program at Case Western Reserve University and was introduced to the PA concept during his service as a Medical Corpsman in the Army. He practiced cardiovascular surgery for over 30 years and was one of the early pioneers in endoscopic vein harvesting. He has worked also in trauma. He has taken on numerous leadership roles within the profession. Types of materials include correspondence, policy manuals, guidelines, committee materials, minutes, subject files, reports, reprints and newsletters. Major subjects include American Academy of Physician Assistants, AAPA Constituent Chapter Officers W

Image of OHC00046 - Earl Echard Oral History

OHC00046 - Earl Echard Oral History

Interview of Earl Echard by Dr. Reggie Carter. Interview conducted on September 10, 2002. Earl Echard talks about working in hospitals during desegregation, being drafted into the military for Vietnam, his decision to become a PA, the founding of the Minority Affairs Committee of the AAPA, and working as a PA in rural clinics, shelters, and prisons.

Image of OHC00102.02 - Mini Oral Histories - Amelia Duran-Stanton

OHC00102.02 - Mini Oral Histories - Amelia Duran-Stanton

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. LTC Amelia Duran-Stanton, SP, PA-C, PhD, DSc, MPAS, DFAAPA, is an Interservice Physician Assistant Program (IPAP) graduate that is currently on active duty in the US Army. She shares how she became a PA, what drove her to become interested in the profession and her specialty, and her current work. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00102.04 - Mini Oral Histories - James Cannon

OHC00102.04 - Mini Oral Histories - James Cannon

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. James Cannon, MBA, MS, DHA, PA-C, DFAAPA, is an instructor at Lynchburg College's PA program. He is also a retired US Coast Officer. He shares with us how he became a PA and the most satisfying aspects of his PA career.

Image of OHC00102.07 - Mini Oral Histories - Pauline Gross

OHC00102.07 - Mini Oral Histories - Pauline Gross

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. COL Pauline Gross, SP, MPH, PA-C, is the second woman PA to receive Colonel rank in the Army. She has been in the Army for 40 years and 32 of those years as a PA. She shares how she became a PA, the mentors she has had throughout her career, how she joined as a teacher in the Army's PA program, and what inspires her in her work. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00102.11 - Mini Oral Histories - Lorenzo Tarpley Jr.

OHC00102.11 - Mini Oral Histories - Lorenzo Tarpley Jr.

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Lorenzo Tarpley, Jr., PA-C, MPAS, shares how he started his medical career as a Navy Corpsman before becoming a PA. He talks about his early years as a PA, his most unusual patient, and his most memorable moment as a PA.

Image of OHC00102.12 - Mini Oral Histories - Murl Dotson

OHC00102.12 - Mini Oral Histories - Murl Dotson

A mini oral history taken during the 2017 AAPA conference held in Las Vegas, NV. Murl Dotson, PA-C, was one of the few PAs that could practice in Mississippi prior to 2000. He talks about how he was part of the effort to have Mississippi pass state legislature to allow PAs to practice.

Image of OHC00105 - Andrey Sidorenko Oral History

OHC00105 - Andrey Sidorenko Oral History

LTC Johnny Paul, the 2017-2018 Training with Industry Fellow at the NCCPA, interviews CPT Andrey Sidorenko, a PA with the California National Guard, currently (as of the time of the interview) mobilized with Active Duty with US Army Europe CPT Sidorenko was born in the Ukraine, before immigrating with his family to the United States. CPT Sidorenko explains how he became interested in working in the medical field, why he was specifically drawn to the PA profession, and how he came to join the US Army. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00108 - Arthur Ethington Oral History

OHC00108 - Arthur Ethington Oral History

LTC Johnny Paul, the 2017-2018 Training with Industry Fellow at the NCCPA, interviews MAJ Arthur "Art" Ethington, a retired Air Force Neurosurgical PA. Ethington talks about how he became a PA and the highlights of his career as a PA, and how he got into orthopedic neurosugery. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00109 - Robert Bloom Oral History

OHC00109 - Robert Bloom Oral History

LTC Johnny Paul, the 2017-2018 Training with Industry Fellow at the NCCPA, interviews CPT Robert Bloom, a PA with the Army. CPT Bloom talks about his military career, first as a Calvary Scout then later on as a PA. He also talks about graduating how he chose to become a PA, graduating from IPAP, and his current work in Germany. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00110 - Robert Heath Oral History

OHC00110 - Robert Heath Oral History

LTC Johnny Paul, the 2017-2018 Training with Industry Fellow at the NCCPA, interviews LTC Robert Heath, a PA with the Army. LTC Heath talks about what drew him to the PA career, the highlights of his PA career, and his advice for other military PAs. Disclaimer: Speaker’s views do not reflect the official policy of the Department of the Army, Department of Defense, or the U.S. Government.

Image of OHC00111.02 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gary Tooley

OHC00111.02 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gary Tooley

Gary Tooley, DHSc, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Dr. Tooley is the Director of Academic Studies of the PA program at Christian Brothers University. He talks about how he became a PA, his career in the military, and his transition to becoming a PA educator.

Image of OHC00111.03 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Bret Reeves

OHC00111.03 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Bret Reeves

Bret Reeves, MPAS, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Mr. Reeves is the Program Director for the PA program of Trevecca Nazarene University. Mr. Reeves talks about how he became a PA and how he became a PA educator.

Image of OHC00111.04 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gene Jones

OHC00111.04 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Gene Jones

Eugene "Gene" Jones, PhD, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Dr. Jones is a Professor Emeritus of the University of Texas Southwestern. He talks about how he became a PA, how he became a PA educator, the most exciting moment of his career, how he helped to start the Saudi Arabian PA program, and the most meaningful moment in his career as a PA and PA educator.

Image of OHC00111.05 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Tony Schnuerer

OHC00111.05 - PAEA Mini Oral History - Tony Schnuerer

Tony Schnuerer, PA-C, gives a mini oral history at the 2017 PAEA conference. Mr. Schnuerer is the Director of Clinical Education of the PA program at Christian Brothers University. He tells us about the highlights of his career as a PA and his plans for the future.

Image of OHC00113 - Michael Champion Oral History

OHC00113 - Michael Champion Oral History

Michael Champion, DHSc, RN, CP, PA-C, gives a telephone interview to the PA History Society. Dr. Champion talks about how he became a PA, his time in the military, his many degrees, and his advice for aspiring PAs.

Image of OHC00114 - Ray Reed Oral History

OHC00114 - Ray Reed Oral History

Ray Reed was enrolled in the Duke PA program in 1969, but was drafted into the military halfway through his program. In 1970 he went to medcial corps training in Texas and was called on to help develop the Army's PA program at Ft. Sam Houston due to his PA student experience.

Image of AAPA4.049

AAPA4.049 -

Vietnam Veterans Memorial close-up, D.C. Conference, 1989.