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Elizabeth J. Johnson, PA-C’06

Johnson and her husband, Erik, welcomed a daughter, Annika Natalie, to their family on Dec. 9, 2013. Annika was also welcomed by older brother Alex. Elizabeth is a family medicine physician assistant with Fairview Bass Lake Clinic in Maple Grove, MN.

— Anna Hudson

Ann E. Rufledt, PA-C’05

Rufledt was named assistant program director for the Mayo Clinic School of Health Sciences physician assistant program. Since 2005, she has worked in the cardiac center at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, WI. 

— Anna Hudson

Ryan T. Dow, M.H.A., M.P.H.’12

Dow is a safety, health and environmental consultant in the administrative branch at DuPont Pioneer for all its lab and research operations in the Des Moines, IA, area. He oversees safety for more than 1,000 people; some of his efforts are going toward global implementation. 

— Anna Hudson

Georgena K. Barnes, M.H.A.’13

Barnes accepted an offer to become the new practice supervisor in the surgery department at The Iowa Clinic in Des Moines, IA. She oversees 15 physicians and 15 staff members and splits her time between the clinic’s downtown and west locations.  

— Anna Hudson

Patrick L. Cornett, M.H.A.’11

Cornett is finishing up a project with Samsung Hospital, Korea’s Centers for Disease Control, and the city of Seoul in fostering understanding and prevention of cerebrovascular disease. His work will include completion of a book detailing the project and its final outcome. Cornett lived in Seoul for about a year before returning to the United […]

— Anna Hudson