CLARK NAMED PRESIDENT OF TEXAS ACADEMY OF PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS

November 29, 2005

Michael G. Clark, PhD, PA-C, assistant professor in the department of medical education and division of physician assistant studies, recently became president of the Texas Academy of Physician Assistants.

Dr. Clark was elected president in February 2004 and has served for the past year as president-elect. Dr. Clark previously served as TAPA President in 1996-1997.

In addition to serving as president, Dr. Clark continues to serve as chair of the TAPA Legislative Affairs Committee, a position he has held for the past three years.

Dr. Clark has been involved in TAPA leadership for over 14 years, serving as vice president and director-at-large and chairing several committees. He has received several awards from the organization, most recently the Presidentâ??s Award in February 2005. Nationally, he has served on committees and in the House of Delegates for the American Academy of Physician Assistants and as a board member of the Naval Academy of Physician Assistants. He currently serves as a board member of the Association of Physician Assistants in Cardiology.

TAPA is the state professional organization that represents physician assistants. Its membership is more than 2,200.

Dr. Clark earned a bachelor of science degree in physician associate studies from the University of Oklahoma. He earned a master of science degree in life sciences and a doctorate of philosophy from City University Los Angeles.

A retired lieutenant commander in the U.S. Navy, Dr. Clark is from Bluff City, Tenn. He currently resides in Fort Worth.

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Contact: Kay Colley 817-735-2553, cell 817-980-5090, e-mail kacolley@hsc.unt.edu.

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