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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
- 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
- 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.