Director's Message

Last week I formally notified Dean Roper of my intent to retire on December 31 of this year. He and I have talked about this for many months, and I believe the time is right to step down and give someone else the opportunity to lead the North Carolina AHEC Program. It has been a distinct privilege for me to be a part of the AHEC Program for nearly 35 years, and to serve as Program Director for the past 16 years...(more)


Please note: 2012 NC AHEC Progress Report Now Available



News Briefs

NC AHEC To Recognize 40 Years of Service

Faculty Development Fellowship Introduced

Allied Health Vacancy Report Released

Connecting the Faith Community and Behavioral Health Professionals

NC EBP Center Secures Public Health Contract

Partners in Providing a Military-Friendly Workplace

New Behavioral Health Residency for Family Therapy

Staff News + Awards

Stallings To Be Inducted into American Academy of Nursing

Southern Regional AHEC Residents Graduate in June

AHEC Leads Freedom From Smoking Facilitator Trainings


North Carolina AHEC Program
summer 2012 newsletter

MAHEC Receives Innovation Award
The Mountain Area Health Education Center (MAHEC), serving 16 counties in western North Carolina, received a $1,186,045 award from the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Innovation Center (CMS) to test team-based enhanced primary care for patients with chronic pain, whose treatment can be both costly and avoidably frequent. The target population for the test includes over 2,000 patients...(more)

North Carolina AHEC and Winston-Salem State To Host Diversity Conference
The NC AHEC Program and Winston-Salem State University School of Health Sciences will co-host the North Carolina Health Professions Diversity Conference, August 29-30, 2012 at the Grandover Hotel and Conference Center in Greensboro, NC. The theme of this year’s conference is “Showcasing Success - Creating Equity in Opportunity”...(more)

AHEC Convenes Medical Faculty From Across North Carolina
On May 24, 2012, the NC AHEC Program hosted the 14th annual AHEC Medical Faculty Day at the William and Ida Friday Center for Continuing Education in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Faculty, Preceptors and Staff from across the state met to discuss the latest trends and issues facing primary care in the state...(more)

Medical Student Learns About Children’s Needs
Before Mary Devon McWilliams went to medical school to become a pediatrician, she was already connected with young children. “I have always been interested in working with children,” the fourth-year VCOM medical student said, following her recent pediatric rotation with Howard Loughlin, MD, of Southern Regional AHEC’s Child Evaluation Clinic...(more)