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Keith Young Promoted to Clinical Associate Professor at Clarkson University

Clarkson University President Tony Collins has announced that Keith B. Young has been promoted from clinical assistant professor to clinical associate professor of physician assistant studies in the School of Arts & Sciences. He also serves as chair/program director of the Department of Physician Assistant Studies.

Keith B. YoungYoung helped to develop Clarkson’s physician assistant studies program as the director of didactic education, then became the associate director before taking on the role of program director/chair.

He is a member of the New York State Society of Physician Assistants and the American Academy of Physician Assistants.

Before coming to Clarkson, Young was an adjunct instructor and acting assistant clinical coordinator in the physician assistant program at Le Moyne College and an instructor in the respiratory care programs at Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, Mohawk Valley Community College and Onondaga Community College.

He has also worked as a physician assistant in family practice and in emergency medicine, and as a neonatal respiratory care specialist, respiratory therapist, home care consultant and paramedic.

Young received his associate's degree in applied science in respiratory therapy from SUNY Upstate Medical Center, his bachelor of science in health professional education from SUNY Empire State College, his associate's in applied science and his physician assistant certificate from Essex Community College, his master of physician assistant studies from the University of Nebraska Medical Center, and his doctor of health science at A.T. Still University.

Clarkson University educates the leaders of the global economy. One in five alumni already leads as an owner, CEO, VP or equivalent senior executive of a company. With its main campus located in Potsdam, N.Y., and additional graduate program and research facilities in the Capital Region and Beacon, New York, Clarkson is a nationally recognized research university with signature areas of academic excellence and research directed toward the world's pressing issues. Through more than 50 rigorous programs of study in engineering, business, arts, education, sciences and the health professions, the entire learning-living community spans boundaries across disciplines, nations and cultures to build powers of observation, challenge the status quo, and connect discovery and innovation with enterprise.

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