Director's Message

This issue of the AHEC Review has an array of articles on both important people and programs that are part of our success and our efforts to continually respond to the changing needs of the state. Being nimble and able to adapt and respond to new opportunities is not easy for a program as old and established as ours, but this will be critical in the years ahead as we seek to work with our partner academic centers, hospitals, professional associations, and others to prepare a workforce to meet the needs of a reformed health system...(more)


News Briefs

Eastern AHEC Librarian Reaches Out to Rural Hospitals to Improve Access to Information

Northwest AHEC Honored as Health Care Hero

Duke Camp Med Offers Close-up View of Medical Careers

SEAHEC in Motion

Web Site Puts NC AHEC Resources at Your Fingertips

Latessa Receives Outstanding AHEC Faculty Award

Prognosis: When Cancer Patients Opt for Surgery (NY Times)

Greensboro Bariatric Symposium Reaches 109 Participants

Lefebvre Radio Interview on Using Technology to Improve Health Care

AHEC and UNC School of Medicine Serving Caswell and Chatham Counties


North Carolina AHEC Program
fall 2010 newsletter

Invisible Wounds
More than ever, soldiers coming home with traumatic brain injuries and stress disorders, flooding our mental health facilities and often defying conventional treatments. What can we do?...(more)

Bruce Canaday Retires from SEAHEC After 35 Years of Service
In 1972 the Wilmington AHEC was established and soon thereafter, in 1975, a young pharmacist was hired as the pharmacy coordinator. Over the ensuing 35 years, Bruce Canaday, PharmD, FASHP, FAPha, served the Wilmington/Coastal/South East Area Health Education Center and the North Carolina AHEC Program with distinction...(more)

AHEC Director Nurtures Health Careers High School Students
Charlotte AHEC Director Mary Hall, MD, has a special place in the hearts of the high school students participating in Charlotte AHEC's Health Careers and Workforce Diversity Program...(more)

AHEC Tech: Regional Extension Center Training Goes the Distance with NC AHEC's VISION
For Ann Lefebvre, executive director of the Regional Extension Center (REC) project in the NC AHEC Program Office, the challenge was somewhat daunting. How could AHEC deliver standard training to all the new regional staff being hired across the state quickly, throughout the summer, while training content and federal guidelines were still under development?...(more)

Designing a Collaborative Workshop Series to Build Community Health Research Capacity
The NC TraCS Community Engagement Core, in collaboration with the Carolina Community Network (CCN), the Greensboro and Wake Area Health Education Centers (AHEC), and NC TraCS Dissemination Core, utilized a four-step, iterative development process to provide a seven-part capacity building workshop series from September 2009 through June 2010...(more)