Heather P. Adams

  • Associate Professor
    Physician Assistant Program

Accreditations

Medical Physician Assistant, Certified 9/2003, Licensed 10/2003

Awards/Grants

Grant, Grippe K, Adams H, Palmer C. Gannon University Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Course Redevelopment Grant. PHAS 363:  Research Process. Fall 2016.

President’s Award for Excellence in Technology. Third place award for the course redesign project “A Redesign of Research Process for the Physician Assistant Student.” January 2017

Pi Alpha Inductee, National Honor Society for Physician Assistants, Gannon University Chapter – August 5th, 2011

Courses Taught

  • First Year Seminar, PHAS 100
  • Physical Diagnosis I, PHAS 411
  • Physicial Diagnosis II, PHAS 413
  • Research Process, PHAS 363
  • Medical Lecture Series II, PHAS 415
  • Clinical Science II, PHAS 432
  • Pediatrics/Obstetrics/Gynecology Lecture Series, PHAS 438
  • Problem Based Medicine, PHAS 445
  • Pre-Rotation Lecture Series, GPHAS 601
  • Pre-Rotation Lecture and Skills Lab, GPHAS 600
  • Clinical Research, GPHAS 616
  • Research/Project Guidance, GPHAS 631
  • Clinical and Professional Capstone, GPHAS 634

Educational History

Chatham College Physician Assistant Program, Pittsburgh, PA
Master of Physician Assistant Studies received August 2003
Masters of Physician Assistant Research Project, Comparing the Differences in Resources Between Medical Professionals

University of Pittsburgh College of Arts and Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA
B.S. in Biological Sciences received April 2001.

Professional Experience

Women's Wellness and Gynecology, Erie, PA
Physician Assistant-Certified. May 2017-present

Erie Women’s Health Partners, Erie, PA
Physician Assistant-Certified. May 2007-2014

Cosmetic Laser Center of Erie, Erie, PA (previously a division of Erie Women’s Health Partners)
Physician Assistant-Certified. May 2007-March 2010

Medicor Associates, Inc., Cardiology at Hamot Medical Center, Erie, PA
Physician Assistant-Certified. May 2005 – May 2007

Geisinger Medical Center, Neurosurgery Department, Danville, PA
Physician Assistant-Certified. December 2003 - May 2005

 

Professional Societies

American Academy of Physician Assistants 2001 - present

Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants 2001 - present

Association of Physician Assistants in Obstetrics and Gynecology 2007 - present

Physician Assistant Education Association 2013 - present

American Congress of Obstetricians and Gynecologists 2017-present

Scholarship/Research

Publication, Adams H & Malloy J. Cystic placentomegaly on a second trimester ultrasound. JAAPA, 2018; 31(1); 36–40. doi: 10.1097/01.JAA.0000527704.93074.1a

Poster Presentation, Adams H, Grippe K, Palmer C, Rainey J. The impact of strengths-based interactions on student perception of the small-group experience. PSPA 42st Annual Fall CME Conference. Valley Forge, PA. October 2017.

Poster Presentation, Adams H, Palmer C, Headley P. Teaching styles in Physician Assistant education: Identifying effectiveness for student success. PSPA 42st Annual Fall CME Conference. Valley Forge, PA. October 2017.

Publicaton, Curtis L, Adams H. Endometriosis: From identification to management. Clinician Reviews, 2017; 27(5), 28-32.

Presentation, Adams H.  Preconception Counseling: A Practical Approach to Maximize Patient Safety and Compliance. AAPA 2017 Annual Conference. Las Vegas, NV. May 2017

Poster Presentation, Adams H, Grippe K, Palmer C. A Redesign of Research Process for the Physician Assistant Student. Centers for Excellence in Teaching and Learning (CETL) 2017 Community Expo for Teaching & Learning. Gannon University, Erie, PA. January 2017.

Publicaton, Adams H & Lamary M. Monoclonal antibodies might offer a novel treatment approach to Parkinson’s disease. Adv. NPs PAs. December 9, 2016. http://nurse-practitioners-and-physician- assistants.advanceweb.com/Features/Articles/Can-Monoclonal-Antibodies-Help-Treat-Parkinsons-Disease.aspx. Accessed 2/24/16.

Presentation, Adams H.  Contraception: Meeting the needs across the fertile years. PSPA 41st Annual Fall CME Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2016.

Workshop, Adams H. Heart Sounds. PSPA 41st Annual Fall CME Conference. Pittsburgh, PA. October 2016.

Publication, Adams H, Coven C, & Grippe K. An overview of rosacea and its challenges. Physician Assistant Clinics, dermatology issue. April 2016; (1)2:255-264.

Presentation, Adams H.  Dysfunctional Uterine Bleeding. APAOG Webinar. March 2016.

Presentation, Adams H. Cervical Cancer Screening Guidelines. AFPPA Conference. New Orleans, LA. September 2015.

Presentation, Adams H. HBOC Syndrome and BRCA Gene Mutations. APAOG Webinar. August 2014.

Presentation, Adams, H. Pruritic Disorders of the Vulva. PSPA 38th Annual Fall CME Conference. Erie, PA. October 2013. APAOG Webinar. April 2014.

Publication, Adams, H, et. al. (2014- present) Question and answer test bank. In: Physician assistant national certifying examination (PANCE) board review; United States medical licensing examination (USMLE) step 1, 2,& 3 board review. [Computer software, database]. Available from Exam Master Corporation Web site, http://www.exammaster.com

Publication, Adams, H., & Carnright, E. (2013). HPV infection and cervical cancer prevention. Clinician Reviews, 23(9), 42-49.

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