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Reviewer of the Year for 2006

Jim Cawley received the IJAHSP recognition of "Reviewer of the Year - 2006" for his outstanding volunteer efforts as a peer reviewer. This recognition is given to the reviewer who has given extraordinary service and support to the editorial efforts of the journal and who has provided authors with invaluable assistance in writing their manuscripts. Because the journal is blinded in its review process, the authors whom Mr. Cawley has helped are unaware of his name but are definitely aware of his assistance.

Jim is Director for the Physician Assistant/Master of Public Health Program, Professor and Vice Chair, Department of Prevention and Community Health in the School of Public Health and Health Services, and Professor of Health Care Sciences in the School of Medicine and Health Sciences at The George Washington University Medical Center.

A certified physician assistant for 32 years, he practiced as a PA in primary care at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, earned his MPH in infectious disease epidemiology from The Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, and has held faculty appointments in the PA educational programs at Johns Hopkins, SUNY@ Stony Brook, and Yale University School of Medicine.

Since 1982, he has taught PA students as well as other health professions students at The GWU Medical Center. In 1988, he was a fellow of the Association of Teachers of Preventive Medicine in the Epidemic Intelligence Service at the Centers for Disease Control. In 1993, he was invited by the U.S. Bureau of Health Professions to chair the Advisory Group on Physician Assistants and the Work Force (AGPAW) of the Council on Graduate Medical Education (COGME) and was principal author of AGPAW’s Final Report to the Council published by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

In the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Jim helped to found the Master of Public Health program in 1987, and created the innovative 3-year joint PA-MHS/MPH Program. From 1989-1995, he served as a member of the U.S. Public Health Service National Coordinating Committee on Clinical Preventive Services. In 2003, he was selected to serve a Primary Care Health Policy Fellowship in the Health Resources and Services Administration of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

He currently serves on the DHHS Advisory Committee for Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry. At GW, Cawley teaches courses in the PA Program at the GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences on the PA profession, as well as the School of Public Health and Health Services.

Jim has published extensively on aspects of the health work force and is co-author with Gretchen Schafft of Physician Assistants in a Changing Health Care Environment in 1987, and with Roderick S. Hooker of Physician Assistants in American Medicine, 2nd Edition published in 2003. Cawley has authored more than 75 peer-reviewed papers in the biomedical literature on topics spanning the PA profession, primary care and the health workforce, health workforce policy, preventive medicine, health promotion, and infectious disease epidemiology.

Jim serves on the Governing Board of the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Physician Assistants and has held numerous leadership positions within the PA profession, including serving as President of the PA Foundation, President of the Maryland Academy of Physician Assistants, Treasurer of the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants, and President of the Physician Assistant Education Association (formerly the Association of Physician Assistant Programs).


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