Karen Whitaker Knapp Service Award
This award is given out each year in recognition of physician assistants whose clinical careers reflect a commitment to the rural and medically underserved communities of Oregon.
As Director of the Oregon Office of Rural Health, Ms. Knapp was instrumental in establishing the OHSU Physician Assistant Program and in supporting Physician Assistant practice in the state. For 25 years she has dedicated her professional life to the advocacy of quality healthcare for all Oregonians. Her contributions have been numerous and will have a lasting impact on health care delivery in rural Oregon. This award was established in her honor upon her retirement.
2020 - Christopher D. Benjamin, MPAS, PA-C
2019 - Sharon DeHart, PA-C
2018 – Jon Tardiff, BS, PA-C
2017 – Julia Frey, MPAS, PA-C
2016 – Pat Buckley, ND, PA-C
2015 – Kristin Kimmel Schmidtgall, MPH, MPAS, PA-C
2014 – Linell Wood, CHAP, PA-C
2013 – Matthew Beria, PhD, PA-C
2012 – Emily Jacobsen, MPAS, PA-C
2011 – Rob Soans, PA-C
2010 – Stan Ferguson, PA-C
2009 – Barbara Martin, MS, PA-C
2008 – Dave Jones, PA-C
2007 – Bob Davis, PA-C
2006 – Kevin Heidrick, PA-C
Pat Kenney-Moore and Claire Hull Promoted by School of Medicine
Pat Kenney-Moore, EdD, PA-C, became the first PA to achieve the status of professor in the School of Medicine at Oregon Health and Science University. Claire Hull, MHS, PA-C, was promoted to the rank of associate professor in July. The two were recently honored, along with other promoted OHSU faculty, in a ceremony hosted by Dean Sharon Anderson.
Pat Kenney-Moore with OSHU School of Medicine Dean Sharon Anderson.
Pat Kenney-Moore, Glenn Forister and Claire Hull.