Appointments and awards
Ryan Bierle, PA-C, a specialist in emergency medicine, is one of only 108 certified physician assistants nationally to earn a specialty credential called a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Emergency Medicine from the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He is one of only 36 certified PAs in Texas and 530 PAs nationwide to earn the certificate since the program’s inception in 2011.
Norma Martinez Rogers, Ph.D., RN, FAAN, professor of nursing, has been appointed to a second three-year term as a commissioner for the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC). Dr. Martinez Rogers was an inaugural member of MACPAC, which is a non-partisan federal agency charged with providing policy and data analysis to Congress on Medicaid and the Children’s Health Insurance Program. The commissioners make recommendations to Congress, the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the states on a wide range of issues.
Stacey Young-McCaughan, Ph.D., RN,professor of psychiatry, was honored March 21 by the White House with its Women Veteran Leaders Champions of Change award. The award recognizes women who empower and inspire communities. Dr. Young-McCaughan serves as director of research for the STRONG STAR Consortium and the Consortium to Alleviate PTSD. The consortia together represent more than $100 million in research on post-traumatic stress disorder and related conditions, and are led by the UT Health Science Center San Antonio.