Oct. 11, 2017 — Nina Multak, Ph.D., MPAS, PA-C, begins work Jan. 2 as the associate dean and director of the University of Florida School of Physician Assistant Studies.
Dr. Multak has spent more than 20 years focusing on PA education, serving as associate clinical professor, director of primary care practicums and clinical coordinator within the physician assistant department at Drexel University in Philadelphia. No stranger to Gainesville, Dr. Multak spent several years teaching at the UF School of PA Studies, involved in health care simulation.
An experienced health care provider, educator and scholar, Dr. Multak’s research topics have ranged from the use of simulation in PA programs to the ability of technology to reduce health literacy issues to the enhancement of interprofessional education. Her clinical experience includes obstetrics and gynecology, ophthalmology and cardiovascular and thoracic surgery.
She has received numerous awards throughout her career, edited a textbook, contributed multiple book chapters and delivered countless presentations at the national and international level. She currently serves as the technology and education feature editor for the Journal of Physician Assistant Education.
In returning to UF, Dr. Multak takes over for Ralph Rice, DHSc, PA-C, who retires in 2018. Dr. Multak’s endowed Randolph B. Mahoney Directorship is the first of its kind in the country and was made possible through a recent gift from Randolph B. Mahoney, MPAS, PA-C, a 2001 graduate and former faculty member of the UF School of PA Studies.