Biography

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Ms Pagels received her degree and certificate as a Physicina Assistant in 1996 from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and earned a BA degree in Cultural Anthropology in 1986 from UT El Paso. Her career as a PA has been entirely in academia, teaching in a medical school, a PA program and now a Family Medicine residency. Her teaching and research interests include: health literacy, cultural competence and caring for underserved populations. She serves as Medical Director for Union Gopsel Mission which serves homeless men, women and children and is the co-Medical Director at North Dallas Shared Ministries a community clinic caring for primarily Latino families.

Education

Undergraduate University of Texas at El Paso (1986)
Undergraduate University of Texas Southwestern Med Ctr Dallas (1996)
Graduate School University of Nebraska at Kearney (1998)

Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Physician Assistant Faculty Award
    UNTHSC (2008)
  • Educator of the Year
    Texas Academy of Physician Assistants (2003)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine
  • Texas Academy of Physician Assistants
  • Texas Physician Assistant Foundation