Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Endowment

The Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Endowment was established in 2005 through a gift from Don and Kathy Pedersen’s Family Foundation to create an endowment in memory of Don’s father, who was an international businessman. This program provides financial support to projects involving PAs and PA students in humanitarian activities designed to improve the quality of life in underserved areas of developing countries and the United States. The grants are intended to promote sustainable development in the areas of healthcare and health education for populations and communities in need. Funding is provided for projects that enhance or expand existing programs and provide the participating PAs and students an invaluable learning experience in healthcare delivery, leadership, and project management.

The Pedersens have been PAs for more than 30 years, Don as a professor and director of the University of Utah PA Program and Kathy as a primary care PA with community health centers in Salt Lake City. Don and Kathy are currently focusing their time on a program they established called Global Partners, through which they broker resources from the University of Utah Academic Health Center to meet the needs of their overseas corporate, academic, and humanitarian partners through education and clinical care. The program currently operates in Indonesia, Angola, Morocco, Thailand, and Nepal. Additionally, the Pedersens give back at a local level through their volunteer service at free clinics in Salt Lake City.

The Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Endowment has supported grants to 35 recipients serving in 17 different countries since its inception.

2017 Grant Application Cycle

Robert K. Pedersen Global Outreach Grants are awarded through the Global Outreach Grant application/selection cycle. The 2017 cycle is now open, and the application deadline is July 14. Visit the Global Outreach Grants page to access the application form.

View the 2017 qualifications and requirements document here.

 

Grant Year Recipient Name Program Name Country
2006 Shenandoah University Division of PA Studies Medical Mission trip to Nicaragua Nicaragua
2006 Tyler Anderson, PA-C Rafiki Foundation Medical Program Uganda
2006 Amy Dereczyk, PA-C The Goodness and Mercy Foundation Nigeria
2007 Baylor College of Medicine Shoulder to Shoulder PA Project Honduras
2007 Michelle Klein, PA-C, Kari Shmul, PA-C Peacework Medical Ghana
2007 University of Wisconsin – Madison Diabetes Screening, Prevention and Early Intervention Guatemala
2007 University of Wisconsin – Madison Health Promotion and Education Guatemala
2007 Catherine Hoelzer, MPH, PA-C Health Education for Southern Sudan South Sudan
2007 Phoumy Bounkeua, PA-C Laos Global Health Literacy Project and Village Healthcare Worker Training Lao People’s Democratic Republic
2007 University of Utah and Ministry of Health Ghana Clinican Medical Service Elective Ghana
2007 Augsburg College PA Program Rural Health Clinic in Nicaragua Nicaragua
2008 Catherine Hoelzer, MPH, PA-C Southern Sudan Literacy Project South Sudan
2008 Eucharia Iwuanyanwu, PA-C Cancer Medical Mission to Cross River State Nigeria
2008 Tanna Donaldson (of University of Oklahoma) AIDS Relief in Ghana Ghana
2008 Jessica Wallace, PA-C, George Washington University PA Program Hospital San Carlos Community Medicine Program, Doctors for Global Health Mexico
2008 Tyler Anderson, PA-C Rafiki Foundation Medical Program Uganda
2008 David Dereczyk, PA-C The Goodness and Mercy Foundation Nigeria
2008 Phoumy Bounkeua, PA-C Global Health Literacy Project & Village Healthcare Worker Training Lao People’s Democratic Republic
2009 Cheung P. Tung, PA-C China Medical Mission for Children China
2009 Catherine Hoelzer, MPH, PA-C Dajo Literacy Training Project South Sudan
2010 Amanda Welbourne Medicial Mission trip to Nicaragua Nicaragua
2010 Jennifer Wall, PA-C Africa Burn Relief Program Malawi
2010 Catherine Hoelzer, MPH, PA-C Dajo Literacy Training Project South Sudan
2010 Eucharia Iwuanyanwu, PA-C Medicial Mission trip to Nicaragua Nicaragua
2010 Quinnipiac PA Program QU/HHI Medical Service Trip Dominican Republic
2011 Yale University PA Program Capacity Building for Non-communicable Disease Uganda
2012 University of Utah, Jennifer Coombs, PhD, PA-C Rural Health Outreach Guatemala
2012 Pacific University Service Learning Project Nicaragua
2013 Boston University, Mary Warner, MMSc, PA-C Capacity Building for Diabetes Care Uganda
2013 Yale University PA Program, Rosana Gonzalez-Colaso, PharmD, MPH Finding Common Ground: Bilateral Impact of International Rotations for PA Students Peru, Spain, Uganda
2013 Pamela Burwell, PA-C Peacework Medical Clinic Haiti
2015 Arcadia University A Medical and Public Health Mission in Nicaragua Nicaragua
2015 Foundation for Cancer Care in Tanzania Dispensary Level Cancer Education in Tanzania Tanzania
2015 Carilion Medical Center Magale Health Project Uganda
2016 The Dream Project, Inc. The Dream Project, Mozambique Mozambique

 

Questions? Contact Caroline Pierce at 571-319-4510 or cpierce@aapa.org