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Educators in Healthcare Collaboration Receives Accolades

Timothy Hatcher, EdD, was recognized by The Office of Extension, Engagement, and Economic Development at North Carolina State University (NCSU) on April 18, 2011 for his work with Wake AHEC on the Institute for Educators in Healthcare, a project funded by The Duke Endowment. Hatcher was presented with the William L. Turner Award for Outstanding Contributions to Extension and Continuing Education. To receive this award, the individual must have responded to the educational needs of stakeholders or demonstrated the application of research to real life issues. Turner had a notable career at NCSU and is responsible for elevating the role of continuing education nationally, which led to the adoption of the Continuing Education Unit (CEU).

The Institute for Educators in Healthcare (IEH) is an educational strategy designed to effectively launch new faculty from the ranks of nursing and allied health clinicians and is comprised of four online courses and two summer institutes. To date, there have been over 200 registrations for one of the courses. The last course, the online Evaluation of Students and Faculty in Healthcare Education just completed development and implementation. The second summer institute, Reaching and Teaching Today's Health Science Students, is being offered this month.

Wells, Hatcher, Bond, and Futrell

Pictured left to right: Cindy Wells, director, Wake AHEC; Timothy Hatcher, faculty, NCSU; Diana Bond, principal investigator, IEH & director, CME/Library & Quality Services, Wake AHEC; and Chip Futrell, associate director, Continuing & Professional Education, NCSU.