Category Archives: Community and Family Medicine

Duke CFM faculty and programs featured in AAMC Health Equity videos

DukeHealth has been featured in a Health Equity Virtual Site Visit (VSV), an initiative of the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC). The AAMC developed the VSV in 2014 to highlight the outstanding health equity research portfolio at its member institutions. Each VSV incorporates videos, webinars, presentations, journal articles, and other resources that reflect the innovative… Read More »

Staff Spotlight: Linda Medlin

Name: Linda Medlin Position: Administrative Assistant Division in CFM: Family Medicine Time in this position: 28 years Years at Duke: 33 years What I do at work: I manage the provider clinic/call schedules. I also provide support to the Administrative Director as well as clerical support for the clinic. What I love about my job:… Read More »

Donna Tuccero: Treatment, understanding of diabetes expanded in past 50 years

By Donna Tuccero, M.D. Earlier this week a resident shared that she had lost a close family member to complications of diabetes. That family member was only in her mid-60’s – young given the fact this woman’s life expectancy was 81 years. My mind drifted back 50 years as I recalled my beloved “Nana” who… Read More »

Division of Community Health: A focus on the underserved populations of the Durham community

By Ratna Swaminathan In 1995, Susan D. Yaggy, MPA, asked J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., a question he’d been working on for years: Why was the department named “Community and Family Medicine” when there was a Division of Family Medicine but no services focused on community? Longstanding health issues of communities in Durham and its vicinity… Read More »