September 2010
PAEA Networker

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; (603) 314-1708.

Carey Named Program Director at Philadelphia University

Lawrence Carey, PharmD, associate professor of PA studies at Philadelphia University, has been named the program’s new director. Carey started at Philadelphia University in 2002 and was primarily responsible for redesigning the pharmacology/pharmacotherapeutics curriculum. From 2004–2007, he served as academic coordinator; following this, he was associate program director until just recently, when he succeeded Michael A. (Rocky) Rackover, PA-C, MS, as program director. Carey has won two “Faculty Member of The Year” awards during his time with the PA program.

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

Rackover will stay on at the program as associate program director.

J. Glenn Forister Promoted to Associate Professor and Appointed Associate Chair

J. Glenn Forister, MS, PA-C
, has been promoted to associate professor and appointed associate chair of the Department of PA Studies at the University of Texas (UT) Health Science Center in San Antonio. He is the senior faculty member in the department and will assume the role of academic coordinator.

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, University of Colorado PA Program, Selected as Grant Awardee

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.