Ms. Goldgar is currently the associate program director of the University of Utah Physician Assistant (UPAP) program. She received her BA in Biology from Grinnell College, and graduated from the Child Associate Program at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center where she received her MS in Child Health, in 1982. She has worked clinically in the areas of pediatrics, pediatric and adult gastroenterology, and genetic epidemiology.
Her recent academic energy is dedicated to advancing the genetics curriculum as well as helping to formalize UPAP's service learning program. Nationally, she currently serves as Director at Large for the Physician Assistant Education Association (PAEA) Board, and PAEA liaison to NCHPEG (National Coalition for Health Professional Education in Genetics). Ms.Goldgar was one of our visiting professors to speak to students and faculty on genetics. She honored our faculty member, Dr Ed Michaud, regarding his outstanding efforts in integrating genetics throughout our curriculum.