MEHP Fellow Receives STAR Award to Study Transgender Health Curricula

Joanne Rolls researcher Richard Backman taking a picture

Joanne Rolls (right) with fellow researcher Richard Backman.

Joanne Rolls, MPAS, PA-C, assistant clinical professor at the University of Utah and a current candidate for the Master of Education in the Health Professions at the School of Education, has been chosen as the 2018 Support to Advance Research (STAR) Program award recipient by the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA).

The STAR Program offers researchers the opportunity to feature their own questions in the annual PAEA Program Survey, which every PAEA member program director is required to complete. Each year, STAR winners receive de-identified data from their survey questions at the close of the Program Survey. Rolls’ survey questions on “Assessing Curricular Approaches to Transgender Health” will be included in the 2018 survey.

Among the three other co-investigators joining Rolls in her research is fellow MEHP candidate John Davis, PhD, MD, associate professor at the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine.

The Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) is a national organization that works to ensure quality physician assistant (PA) education through services and products specifically geared toward the emerging needs of PA programs, the PA profession, and the health care industry.

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