Seton Hill University physician assistant graduate student Kristin Juhasz received the 2010 Thomas J. Lemley Award for Diversity from the Pennsylvania Society of Physician Assistants.

Students competing for the award had to create an essay, powerpoint presentation, video or photo slide show examining how physician assistants address public health issues and how diversity plays a role.

Juhasz created a powerpoint presentation titled it "Diversity in Disaster Medicine: The Need for Physician Assistants." The presentation highlighted the unique skill set physician assistants have to offer as well as how disasters affect people of different cultures.

“This topic is very important to me,” said Juhasz. “I have volunteered with various mission trip groups and assisted with the Katrina relief effort.”