News from the Greater Intermountain Node

Greater Intermountain Node (GIN) Medical Clinician, Jasmin Charles, MPAS, PA-C, has been awarded the 2024 Physician Associate (PA) of the Year by the American Academy of Physician Associates (AAPA). Read the AAPA PA of the Year Award announcement about Jasmin here.

The AAPA PA of the Year Award honors PA’s who demonstrate exemplary service to the community; exemplify the PA profession’s philosophy of providing accessible, quality healthcare to all; and furthers the image of the profession in a positive, meaningful way.

Jasmin is the Clinical Director of the SUPeRAD (Substance Use & Pregnancy, Recovery, Addiction, Dependence) clinic, Co-Investigator for the ELEVATE Maternal Center of Excellence, a visiting lecturer and lead coordinator for Women’s Health rotations for the University of Utah Physician Assistant Program, and a Medical Clinician on several research projects with the Greater Intermountain Node, including CTN-0080 and CTN-0100.

“If we, as providers, would treat individuals as people—not as a condition, status, disease, circumstance, race, religion, or gender—then individuals can start to see past their trauma, begin to see value in themselves. This is why I show up to work every day: so that one by one, voices can be found, and lives can be saved.” – Jasmin Charles

Jasmin’s efforts with the GIN, the University of Utah, and our community are unmatched. We are thrilled to see her recognized for all of her stellar work – very well deserved!