Adopting Iowa

Michigan might be Samantha Sparrow’s home state, but Iowa has become her new favorite state. The graduate of the University of Iowa physician assistant program will practice in the Hawkeye State, and plans to be active in recruiting younger people to consider careers as a PA.

Campbell honored by National Society of Genetic Counselors

Colleen Campbell, PhD, MS, CGC, recently received the Strategic Leader Award from the National Society of Genetic Counselors. The award is presented annually to one individual who has done an outstanding job of promoting the genetic counseling profession as a recognized and integral part of health care delivery, through such avenues as education, research, and public policy.

PA grad-to-be ready to practice in Iowa

The Physician Assistant Studies program at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine will graduate 24 students in a ceremony beginning at 2 p.m. Friday, Nov. 30, in Prem Sahai Auditorium, 1110A Medical Education and Research Facility (MERF). The PA program is consistently ranked among the best in the country by U.S. News & World Report and was ranked No. 2 in the most recent survey.