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Debby Farkas works in the Physician Assistant Studies program as program administrator. She has many years of experience with program administration, education and research affiliated with UPMC and the University of Pittsburgh. She earned her doctoral degree in Developmental Biology from the University of Pittsburgh and her undergraduate degree in Biological Sciences from Carnegie Mellon University.

Awards and Honors

Rufus A. Lyman Award, American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education

Outstanding Service Honor, Governor Tom Wolf Commonwealth of Pennsylvania


Department of Physician Assistant Studies


Physician Assistant Studies Hybrid Program