CMU PA class of 2009 recognized for community outreach

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Central Michigan University Physician Assistant class of 2009 was recognized for an outstanding year of community outreach participation. Dr. Ahmad Hakemi, program director, honored the class with a commemorative plaque at a luncheon held in their honor.

"This class has spent countless hours in the community enriching the lives of many," said Hakemi. "Their actions are fitting that of our profession, we felt it was important to recognize their efforts."

The 2009 students organized blood pressure screening, screening more than 150 local citizens and helped educate and provide referrals to those in need. In conjunction with the Isabella County Health Department, they staffed several influenza vaccine clinics. Students worked with the Chippewa District Library to initiate a health literacy program to support the national goal of improving health literacy in children. They volunteered at the Isabella County Commission on Aging for the Senior Center. The class also organized a 5K run, benefitting Hospice of Central Michigan.