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2013 Payne Fellows Announced

The NC AHEC Program announced two John Payne Fellows for 2013. The purpose of the Fellowship is to honor the memory of John Payne and the contributions he made for nearly 25 years to the North Carolina AHEC Program. The Fellowship is awarded annually to one or more non-medical faculty members of the AHECs in North Carolina. It provides support to allow the Payne Fellow to study some aspect of health professions education relevant to the AHEC Program. Projects emphasize lifelong learning, involving experiences and activities which explore new models, new ways of thinking, and innovation.

Kelly Blasky, MPH, from Charotte AHEC, was selected to attend the national training for Mental Health First Aid. As director of mental health and aging education, Blasky will gain new expertise that she will be able to share with those served by the Charlotte AHEC and statewide.

Toni P. Chatman, MHA, from Wake AHEC, was chosen to attend the Health Literacy Institute in Maine. She has already completed the UNC Carolina Geriatric Education Center Faculty Development Program, and will use her Payne Fellowship to add to her leadership role in health literacy through Wake AHEC and the NC AHEC Program.