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Virginia (Ginna) Joslin, PA-C, MPH to Retire


Ginna Joslin is ready to spend summers in Maine sailing on her sailboat, tending to her gardens and enjoying more time with her family.   Most alumni remember her as the Emory PA Program Director from 1991 to 2007.  However, her academic career also included serving as the PA Faculty Liaison to the Emory PA/MPH Dual Degree Program from 2006-2011, her role as the Executive Vice Chair for Development for the Department of Family and Preventive Medicine from 2007-2011, and most recently as Director of Special Projects for our Department where she lead the effort to  ready the Emory Family Medicine at Dunwoody clinic for their application for recognition as a Patient Centered Medical Home model practice.  Under Ginna’s leadership, the PA Program was ranked #3 in the nation, the innovative South Georgia Farmworker Health Project began, the PA Program created an “Academic Medicine Fellowship” experience for students and residents,  and the successful dual degree MPH-PA was launched.  Ginna’s  honors and awards include the Emory School of Medicine 2010 Dean’s Teaching Award, the  American Academy of Physician Assistants Paragon Award for PA Educator of the Year in 1999, and  the Georgia Association of Physician Assistants  Educator of the Year award in 1996. A retirement reception will be held at the School of Medicine Atrium Friday, April 25, from 6–8 PM. Please take a minute to send Ginna your wishes for a happy retirement c/o Erin Lepp at 

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