North Carolina AHEC Program
spring 2013 newsletter | home

NC AHEC Staff News Summary

Kristen A. BakerKristen A. Baker assumes Nursing CE Coordinator Position Northwest AHEC welcomes Kristen A. Baker, MS, RN, CPNP-PC to the Nursing CE Coordinator position. Baker (photo right) earned her bachelor's degree in business administration from the University of Colorado at Boulder, her Bachelor of Science nursing degree from the State University of New York at Brockport and her Master's in Nursing pediatric nurse practitioner degree from the University of Rochester School of Nursing. Over her career, she has provided nursing care in Alberta and Ottawa, Canada as well as served in various faculty roles at the University of Rochester School of Nursing and St. John Fischer College. Baker ably served our country on active duty in the late 1990s at the National Naval Medical Center in Bethesda, MD.


SEAHEC Physician Named Full Professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine Albert A. Meyer, MD, a physician at Coastal Family Medicine, a service of South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), was recently named full professor in the UNC-Chapel Hill Department of Family Medicine. Meyer is a member of the teaching faculty with the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Family Medicine Residency Program. “SEAHEC joins New Hanover Regional Medical Center and Coastal Family Medicine in congratulating Dr. Meyer. He has dedicated his career to providing the highest level of patient care and teaching resident physicians. His work as an educator and a physician are deserving of this honor,” said SEAHEC President and CEO Joseph Pino, MD. A family physician for over 30 years, Meyer earned his medical degree from the State University New York – Downstate, finished his Family Medicine Residency at the Duke Watts Family Medicine Residency Program and completed the Faculty Development Fellowship Program in Family Medicine at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He is board certified by the American Board of Family Medicine. Meyer has taught and mentored medical residents in a number of capacities including faculty appointments with the Duke University Family Medicine Residency program and State University New York – Downstate.


NC Nursing Representatives

North Carolina Nursing Representatives Meet in Washington DC – From February 28 to March 1, 2013, nursing action coalitions from 50 states and the District of Columbia convened in Washington, DC to unleash transformation and, ultimately, accelerate on-the-ground momentum of the Future of Nursing: Campaign for Action. Teams developed shared understandings of next steps and strategy; created plans for bold action; and figured out ways to attract more diverse people to the work. Photo above: Representing North Carolina was (left to right, top row): Polly Johnson, Foundation for Nursing Excellence, Karen Stallings, NC AHEC Program, Julie George, NC Board of Nursing; (left to right, bottom row) Connie Mullinex, ECU Center for Nursing Leadership, Diana Hatch, AARP-NC. Attendees discussed the 2013 strategic activation priorites of education, leadership, practice and care, diversity, interprofessional collaboration, capacity building, and communication and outreach.


SEAHEC Announces New Program Director for Internal Medicine Residency Program – South East Area Health Education Center (SEAHEC), through a partnership with New Hanover Regional Medical Center, announces the addition of Charin Hanlon, MD, as the program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program. A graduate of West Virginia University School of Medicine, Hanlon completed her Internal Medicine/Psychiatry Combined Residency at Charleston Area Medical Center, Charleston, WV, and earned her bachelor of science from the Marshall University. As director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, Hanlon is responsible for the education of 21 internal medicine residents. The Internal Medicine Residency Program works to provide inpatient and outpatient care to some of the most medically complex patients in the community. Prior to joining SEAHEC, Hanlon served as the associate program director in the Department of Internal Medicine at West Virginia University – Charleston Division. "Dr. Hanlon brings an extensive background in internal medicine along with her expertise in graduate medical education and training. She is an outstanding addition to SEAHEC, the New Hanover Regional Medical Center Residency Program, and our community,” said Joseph Pino, MD, SEAHEC president and CEO. Hanlon is a member of the American Medical Association, American College of Physicians, Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association, Association of Women Psychiatrists, and Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine. She has two board certifications in Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.