Benefits of PA’s in Research
Elevating Research Excellence with Physician Assistants (PAs) - Their Profound Influence on Advancing Scientific Breakthroughs and Innovation.
Acquire New Skill Set
Increased Access to Clinical Trails
Expansion of Treatment Plans
Increase in Study Sites
Increase in Trial Enrollment
Increase in Patient Access
How PAs can become involved in Research
DPAF encourages and provides resources for PAs to get involved in research. For example, you can submit a case report to a journal or collaborate with other PAs interested in publication through the SDPA.
Clinical Trial Training
Good Clinical Practice Certification
Research Training Programs (ACRP, Academia, CCRPS
Master of Clinical Research
Project Management Certificate
Shadowing Clinical Research Coordinators
Research Nurses, Project Managers & Pharmacists
Sub-Investigators & Investigators
Identify a research mentor
Become a qualified site for Clinical Trials
Join a Research Team
Explore non-traditional PA role
Types of Grants we Support
Apply for 2024 Grant
One of the main missions of the DPAF is to fund grants for research and community outreach.
The 2024 application cycle begins in July 2024. Application download available July 2024. For more information contact us at email@example.com.
DPAF PA Research Grant Recipient Mallory Aycock MPA, PA-C
Using Online Dermatology Training Technology to Improve Dermatology Diagnostic Skills
Mallory Aycock, MPA, PA-C was awarded the 2019 DPAF Physician Assistant Research Grant to evaluate the effectiveness of online dermatology training technology in improving the understanding of dermatologic diagnoses among as PAs and PA students.
Her innovative project, entitled “Evaluating the Use of Supplemental Training Technologies in Dermatology Education” focuses on the use and effectiveness of an interactive learning technology platform that adapts with individual learners as they progress through learning modules.
DPAF Grant Award: Expanding SCAN's Impact on Skin Cancer Awareness
DPAF is proud of what SCAN has already accomplished in the community and is excited for them to take this initiative nationwide.
The SCAN Grant trains hairdressers, barbers, and cosmetologists to spot dangerous skin issues in their clients and recommend prompt medical attention. The free, under 60-minute program, offered in-person or online, has significantly increased referrals to healthcare professionals.
Specifically, the DPAF Grant will allow the SCAN Project to:
Uncover barriers to skin lesion recognition and referrals by professionals.
Assess the ability of an in-person and online based certification program to improve the professionals’ awareness of skin lesions and self-efficacy of referring for care.
Explore potential methods of delivering training/certification that would include dermatology PAs.
PAs Involvement in Research
Revolutionizing Research Landscapes: Unleashing the Full Potential of Physician Assistants (PAs) in Driving Scientific Progress.
Clinical Research Associate
Clinical Research Coordinator
Project Lead/ Project Manager
Therapeutic Strategy Leads