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Physician Assistant Medical

Phoenix, Arizona, United States
January 24, 2019

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**** * ****** **; Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Cell: 402-***-****


Master of Medical Science – Physician Assistant Program Saint Louis University – St. Louis, MO (August 2015- December 2017) Master of Public Health, Concentration: Epidemiology University of Nebraska Medical Center - Omaha, NE (August 2010 - December 2012) Bachelor of Science – Major: Biochemistry, Minors: Math, Chemistry & Spanish University of Nebraska – Lincoln, NE (August 2005- May 2009) PROFICIENT IN

Spanish (Elementary level), Suturing, Injections, Joint Injections, Incision and drainage, Digital Blocks, First Assisting, History and Physical exams, Preoperative and Post-operative exams, Pelvic Exams, interpreting labs and radiographs, Rapid Strep Testing, Forming differential diagnoses, Camera assistance for scopes, writing discharge summaries


● Arizona Physician Assistant State License

● Certified Physician Assistant





● UNMC Chancellor’s Silver U - July 2015

● UNMC College of Public Health Alumni Association Spirit of Service - April 2015 PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

The CORE Institute – Phoenix, AZ

Physician Assistant- Orthopedic Trauma April 2018- Jan 2019

• First Assisting in a variety of orthopedic trauma and elective cases, with 12+ different surgeons

• Evaluating 30+ weekly in outpatient clinic, to include post-operative follow up, established, and new patients.

• Consulting in the emergency department and inpatient, to include evaluation and preparation for surgery.

• Rounding on 20+ inpatients per call day, to include reading xrays and interpreting labs Physician Assistant Educators Association - Minneapolis, MN PAEA Future Educators Fellowship Oct. 2016- Oct. 2017

• Wrote a proposal and timeline for a project to be completed as part of the fellowship that will benefit current program

• Learned how to advocate and serve as an educator for the PA profession to help raise awareness

• Moderated special lecture to provide fellow classmates and underclassman with a PA profession current events Center for Preparedness Education, University of Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE Program Coordinator/Communications Specialist Feb. 2013 – Aug. 2015

● Lead the implementation of a new Learning Management System to offer online learning modules

● Served as reviewer for Disaster Medicine, a Public Health Preparedness peer-reviewed journal

● Developed marketing strategy to promote center’s educational programs using multiple formats Creighton University – Omaha, NE

Adjunct Instructor June 2014 – Dec 2014

● Design and give lectures on a broad spectrum of introductory public health topics.

● Develop course content and evaluate student’s understanding of these concepts.

● Teach and facilitate students learning of public health. Creighton University – Omaha, NE

Research Lab Technician June 2009 – Feb. 2013

● Maintained mouse husbandry, including dissecting, euthanizing, mating, weaning, genotyping by PCR, tail nicking to obtain fresh blood sample, and administered intraperitoneal injections

● Prepared and purified DNA from cells, tissues, and blood

● Analyzed data via PASW/SPSS statistical program, then compiling data into graphs and tables in Excel and Word The Nebraska Medical Center – Omaha, NE

CNA/Patient Care Technician (Orthopedic/Medical/Surgical) May 2005 – Aug. 2010

● Took patient vital signs (blood pressure, temperature, respirations, and pulse)

● Assisted with personal cares including patient bed baths, showers, and assistance in the restroom

● Answered patient call lights promptly and helped patients with necessary requests CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Orthopedics John Cocran VA Hospital – St. Louis, MO 5 weeks Emergency Medicine Mercy Hospital – Washington, MO 6 weeks Surgery/Hepatobilary Surgery Barnes Jewish Hospital – St. Louis, MO 6 weeks Cardiac Surgery St. Louis University Hospital, St. Louis, MO 6 weeks Internal Medicine St. Louis University Hospital – St. Louis, MO 6 weeks Women’s Health Southern Illinois Healthcare – East St. Louis, MO 4 weeks Behavioral Health Family Center for Recovery – Lantana, FL 4 weeks Family Medicine Sullivan County Hospital -Milan, MO 6 weeks Pediatrics Kansas University Medical Center, Kansas City, KS 4 weeks ASSOCIATIONS AND LEADERSHIP

● Arizona State Association of Physician Assistants: CME committee; Oct 2018- Current

● American Association of Physician Assistants: June 2015- Current

• Great Plains Public Health Leadership Institute: Sept 2013- Sept 2014

• College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center, Alumni Association: Membership Chair, Board Member, Reunion Planning Committee Chair, & Social Chair; July 2013-August 2015

• Alpha Omicron Pi Omaha Alumnae Chapter: President; June 2013-August 2015

• College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center: All-Staff Professional Development Committee; April 2013-August 2015

• Research and Development Committee: Masters Student Representative; Nov 2011-Dec 2012

• Student Association, College of Public Health, University of Nebraska Medical Center: Founding Treasurer; Oct 2011-Oct 2012

• Panhellenic Executive Council, and President’s Council: President; Jan 2007-Jan 2008 PUBLICATIONS

• Kassmeier, MD; Medcalf, S; Hansen, K; Smith, P (2013). A Survey of Nebraska Home Health Agency Disaster Preparedness and Pandemic Plans; Disaster Medicine and Public Health Preparedness; 7(2): pg. 182-190, doi:

• Nganga, VK, Palmer, VL, Naushad, H, Kassmeier, MD, Anderson, DK, Perry, GA, . . . Swanson, PC

(2013). Accelerated progression of chronic lymphocytic leukemia in emu-TCL1 mice expressing catalytically inactive RAG1. Blood, doi:10.1182/blood-201*-**-******.

• Kassmeier, MD; Mondal, K; Palmer, V; Raval, P; Kumar, S; Perry, GA; Anderson, DK; Ciborowski, P; Jackson, S; Xiong, Y; Swanson, PC (2012). VprBP binds full-length RAG1 and is required for B-cell development and V(D)J recombination fidelity; The EMBO Journal; 31: pg. 945-958.

• Palmer, VL; Kassmeier, MD; Willcockson, J; Akhter, MP; Cullen, DM; Swanson, PC (2011). N- acetylcysteine increases the frequency of bone marrow pro-B/pre-B cells, but does not reverse cigarette smoking-induced loss of this subset; PLoS One; 6(9):e24804.

• Hassaballa, AE; Palmer, VL; Anderson, DK; Kassmeier, MD; Nganga, V; Perry, GA; Parks, KW; Volkemer, D; Swanson, PC (2011). Accumulation of B1-like B cells in transgenic mice overexpressing catalytically inactive RAG1 in the periphery; Immunology; 134(4): pg. 469-486.

• Fusby, JS; Kassmeier, MD; Palmer, VL; Perry, GA; Anderson, DK; Hackfort, BT; Alvarez, GK; Cullen, DM; Akhter, MP; Swanson, PC (2010). Cigarette smoke-induced effects on bone marrow B cell subsets and CD4+:CD8+ T cell ratio are reversed by smoking cessation Influence of bone mass on immune cell response to and recovery from smoke exposure; Inhalation Toxicology; 22(9) pg. 785- 796.


• Scenario-Based Triage Activity (April 2015). Preparedness Summit; Atlanta, GA. (Co-Presenter)

• How to Use Social Media for Disaster Preparedness (February 2015). AHEPP Webinar. (Presenter)

• What AHEPP can do for You (December 2014). AHEPP Webinar. (Presenter)

• Perspectives of Childhood Obesity: Teens and Medical Providers (October 2014). Public Health Association of Nebraska; Grand Island, NE. (Poster Presentation)

• Lessons Learned Following an EF5 Tornado: Conference Impact on Participants (September 2014). Learning in Disaster Health Workshop; Washington, DC. (Poster Presentation)

• Relationship between Geographical Location of Family Planning Services and Unintended Pregnancy in Nebraska (September 2014). 2014 CityMatCH Leadership and MCH Epidemiology Conference; Phoenix, AZ. (Poster Presentation)

• Scenario-Based Triage Activity (May, June 2014). 2014 Preparedness Symposia Series; Gering, Kearney, Norfolk, and Omaha NE. (Co-Presenter)

• Scenario-Based Triage Activity (April 2014). 2014 Long Term/Residential Care Disaster Preparedness National Conference; Omaha, NE. (Co-Presenter)

• Inter-Institutional Comparison of Pandemic Influenza Planning in Nebraska (April 2014). 2014 Preparedness Summit; Atlanta, GA. (Poster Presentation)

• Are You Prepared for Disasters?: A Guide for Communities (April 24, 2013). Nebraska Nursing Facility Association & Nebraska Assisted Living Association Spring Convention. (Co-Presenter)

• Relationship between Geographical Location of Family Planning Clinics and Unintended Pregnancy in Nebraska: Trends from 2004-2010 (December 3, 2012). (Capstone Presentation).

• Home Health Agency Preparedness (November 11, 2011). College of Public Health Student Research Conference. (Poster Presentation).

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