Staff and Faculty Updates

Lovest Alexander
Lovest Alexander, Jr., MHS, PA-C, DFAAPA, celebrated 40 years with the Duke PA Program
Jacqueline S. Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C
Jacqueline S. Barnett, DHSc, MSHS, PA-C, was named division chief for the Division of PA Studies. She also won PAEA's 2021 Leadership Development Award.
Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C
Melinda Blazar, EdD, MHS, PA-C (’07), was named director of assessment.
Alicia R. Bolden, DMSc, MPH, PA-C
Alicia R. Bolden, DMSc, MPH, PA-C, was named director of clinical education
Janelle Bludorn
Janelle Bludorn, MS, PA-C, joined the faculty in September 2021. She was named to the PAEA Future Educator Fellowship Steering Committee and appointed PA Liaison to the American College of Emergency Physicians Well-being Committee 
Pat Dieter
Patricia Dieter, MPA, PA-C, was appointed by HHS Secretary Xavier Becerra to the National Advisory Council on Nurse Education and Practice (NACNEP), for a three-year term.  Pat is the first PA appointed to NACNEP.  She previously served on another HRSA advisory committee, the Advisory Committee on Training in Primary Care Medicine and Dentistry.  
Rhiannon Giles, BA
Rhiannon Giles, BA, was promoted to communications and recruitment program coordinator
Kate Holeman, BA
Kate Holeman, BA, won PAEA's 2021 Administrative Support Staff Award
Nicholas Hudak, MSEd, MPA, PA-C,
Nicholas Hudak, MSEd, MPA, PA-C, associate professor, was one of three AAPA/PAEA Research Fellows and also named assistant editor of the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.
Jacquetta Melvin
Jacquetta Melvin, MPH, PA-C, joined the faculty in July, 2021
Michelle Parrot
Michelle Parrott joined the staff in January, 2022
Sandro Pinheiro de Oliveira,
Sandro Pinheiro de Oliveira, Ph.D., was promoted to professor.
Peggy Robinson
Peggy Robinson, MS, MHS, PA-C, was promoted to professor on October 1, 2021. She completed her second 4-year term on the Board of Directors of NCCPA on December 31, 2021 where she served as the nominee of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB).