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Anita D. Glicken, MSW

Program Director, Associate Dean, Professor and Section Head


Anita D. Glicken, MSWCourse Director - Evidence-based Medicine

Professor of Pediatrics

Past President, Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA)

MSW, Social Work, Smith College, Northampton MA, 1978; BA, Philosophy, University of Colorado, Boulder CO, 1975.

Anita is Associate Dean and Tenured Professor, School of Medicine and Director of the Child Health Associate/Physician Assistant Program, University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus (AMC). Anita has 30 years of experience in medical education; she has authored over 50 publications and served as principle investigator on grants totaling over $7 million dollars.

Ms. Glicken has been a leader in several state, national and international initiatives, including President of the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) and Project Leader of the PAEA HRSA funded contract on Faculty Development Education and Practice. She was Chair of the PAEA Faculty Development Institute and the Workgroup on Data and Research and recently invited to serve on the American Academy of Physician Assistants research steering committee. She is currently Project Director of an American International Health Alliance Contract to build health workforce capacity in South Africa through creation, deployment and evaluation of Clinical Associates, a new mid-level medical profession. Anita is also Project Leader of a National Interprofessional Initiative on Oral Health (NIIOH) multi-organizational contract to engage all physician assistant professional organizations in promoting oral health in primary care. She serves as a senior advisor the AMC campus Integrated Longitudinal Interprofessional Curriculum for the Health Professions (REACH) initiative.

Ms Glicken is the recipient of many local and national awards including her selection by the American Academy of Physician Assistants for honorary lifetime membership for distinguished service by a non-Physician Assistant, the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Master Teacher Award, the University of Colorado President Faculty Excellence Award for Advancing Teaching and Learning through Technology, and the University of Colorado Health Science Center Chancellor Bridge to the Future Innovations in Education Award.

Anita Glicken, MSW, is interested in curriculum and faculty development, evidence-based medicine, psychosocial aspects of health care, interprofessional practice, and assessment.