Moves & Milestones
Scott Massey Appointed Assistant Provost
Scott Massey, PhD, PA-C, was recently appointed assistant provost for academic affairs at the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences (MCPHS). In this half-time, institution-wide, administrative position, he will play a major role in academic planning, including new program development and the creation of a separate graduate council within the Division of Health Sciences. He will work closely with the associate provost on several college committees in the area of faculty development, working with the Faculty Mentoring Institute and the Institutional Effectiveness Committee.
Massey has been instrumental in building and
expanding the MCPHS PA program at the
Worcester, Massachusetts, and Manchester, New
Hampshire, campuses and will retain a faculty
appointment as associate professor in the
School of PA Studies. Few PA faculty have
achieved this status in academia, and Massey
said that he considers himself fortunate to
have the opportunity to represent the PA
profession as an academic officer. Colleagues
may reach him at Scott.Massey@mcphs.edu;
Carey Named Program Director at Philadelphia University
Carey earned a BS in pharmacy and doctor of pharmacy degree from Temple University School of Pharmacy in Philadelphia and completed a postgraduate residency at Temple University Hospital. He has worked extensively in clinical pharmacy practice in a variety of clinical areas, such as critical care, ambulatory care, and home care. He can be reached at careyL@philau.edu.
Rackover will stay on at the program as associate program director.
J. Glenn Forister Promoted to Associate Professor and Appointed Associate Chair
Forister received the
Presidential Teaching Award at the UT Health
Science Center in the past and is the only PA
faculty member to have been honored in this
way. He is a 1990 graduate of the
University of Texas Medical Branch at
Galveston. He has 10 years of academic
experience and is a member of the PAEA
Research Institute Advisory Committee.
Rebecca Maldonado, MS, PA-C, was recently selected as an awardee of a small grant to further innovation in medical education and medical education research at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. Maldonado is a faculty member and assistant professor at the university’s Child Health Associate/PA Program. Maldonado’s proposal entitled, "Validating the Use of Multi-Media Clinical Case Simulation Software on Teaching and Assessing Clinical Reasoning in Physician Assistant Students," was selected as one of five out of 16 applications. This is the first year in what will be an annual awards program.