Dan Chambers

Chambers, Dan 2013
Position(s)
Associate Professor Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies
Family Medicine
Clinician Family Medicine Clinic
Office Phone 515-271-1656
Email danny.chambers@dmu.edu
Education
  • Masters in Physician Assistant Studies, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 2001
  • Bachelor of Science, Physician Assistant, University of Nebraska College of Medicine, Omaha, NE, 1976
Certifications
  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants
  • State Licensure and Registration, Iowa
  • State of Iowa Board of Pharmacy Examiners Controlled Substance Certificate of Registration
  • Federal Drug Enforcement Administration Controlled Substance Registration Certificate

Area of Expertise Clinical Practice:

  • Family Practice

Professional Organizations, Committees and Boards
  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Physician Assistant Education Association
  • University of Nebraska Physician Assistant Alumni Association (founding board member), Past President
Service Professional:

  • Reviewer for the student J. Peter Nyquist writing awards sponsored by the American

University:

  • PAEA Technology Subcommittee
  • PAEA Webpage Development Subcommittee

Military

  • U.S. Air Force, Flight Surgeon Medic – 1968-1972
  • Iowa Army National Guard, General Army Occupational Medicine – 1982 – Retired 2000

Awards and honors

I assisted in the general healthcare of those officers and airman assigned to flight duty. During my tour of duty in Southeast Asia, I served as an air rescue medical specialist completing over 50 missions. As a result of those actions there I was awarded:

  • Air Medal
  • Presidential Unit Citation with Valor
  • Air Force Accommodation Medal
  • Honorable Discharge May 1972

Medical Consultant for “Effects of ibuprofen and acetaminophen on fatigue and physiological responses to intense exercise”, principal investigator Joseph P. Weir, PhD. And Julie Ronnebaum, DPT

Publications

  • Co-Author – “The Utility of Standardized Patients and Simulated Patient Encounters in the Evaluation of Physician Assistant Students”. This article was co-authored with Bridget Calhoun, Director, Physician Assistant Program, Duquesne University, Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. Published in Perspectives on Physician Assistant Education, the official journal of the Association of Physician Assistant Programs, Volume 15, Number 2, 2004.
  • Author – “Tinnitus: What Can Be Done?” – a masters capstone project paper, August, 2001

Presentations:

  • Co-Presenter – “I Can’t See the Forest for the Trees: We have The Data Now What?” This was a roundtable presented at the Annual PAEA Meeting, Savannah Georgia, November, 2008, discussing the gathering of electronic data by Physician Assistant students during their clinical rotations. Open discussions were undertaken about utilization of that data in the future and the value of that interpretation for the program. Future/ongoing presentations are planned in conjunction with PAEA Annual Meetings.
  • Presenter – “The Use of the Standardized Performance Laboratory to Test Patient Evaluation Skills in First Year Physician Assistant Students”, a nationally peer reviewed poster presentation at the American Academy of Physician Assistant national convention, May 2003 in New Orleans, Louisiana.
  • Presenter – “The Use of the Standardized Performance Laboratory to Test Patient Evaluation Skills in First Year Physician Assistant Students”, a nationally peer reviewed poster presentation at the Association of Physician Assistant Programs semi-annual educational conference, Miami, Florida, November, 2002.