In the News

July 2016

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, assistant professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed for a story about Zika in the local Spanish-language newspaper Que Pasa.

An article published in Psychiatric News in May features the HomeBASE Project at the Duke University Outpatient Clinic, which is an intensive care management program that Northern Piedmont Community Care supported, developed and implemented.

Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA, chief of the Division of Community Health, was interviewed by Hospitals & Health Networks” for a video on “Using Community Engagement to Bolster Your Population Health Strategy.”

June 2016

The North Carolina Harm Reduction Coalition (NCHRC)‘s work is featured in an article in The Guardian, “North Carolina reverses thousands of drug overdoses amid opioid crisis.” Cindy Haynes, MSA-PA, CHES, chronic pain initiative coordinator in the Division of Community Health, works with NCHRC through Project VIBRANT, which is focused on reducing the number of opioid overdose deaths in Vance County.

Perri Morgan, Ph.D., PA-C, professor, director of PA research, was featured in the Duke Clinical Practice Today article “The State of PAs in Primary Care.”

Brian Blank, M.D., first-year resident at Duke Family Medicine, was featured in a MedPage Today story about Zika and the Olympics.

Nancy Weigle, M.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was featured in the June 28 Associated Press story “US medical schools expand training to curb painkiller abuse.”

J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., professor and chair of community and family medicine, was featured in a AAMC Reporter article, “Report Encourages Leaders to Envision the Future of Academic Medicine.”


May 2016

The Division of Community Health is mentioned in an article in the News & Observer about the launch of Healthy Futures Durham Schools. The division offered an $86,000 grant to help renovate the clinic space and purchase medical supplies for the well-child clinics.

Research by Woodhall Stopford, M.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, on pepper spray was featured in an article in Fusion magazine titled “This North Carolina school district’s terrible response to the state’s ‘bathroom bill’: arm students with pepper spray.”

Duke CFM professor and chair J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., was featured in an article in Duke’s Clinical Practice Today titled “Benefits of Patient-Centered Medical Homes.”

J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., professor and chair of community and family medicine, was interviewed on the radio show The Measure of Everyday Life about the integration of public health and primary care to improve population health. Listen to the interview here.

Jonathan Fischer, M.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was interviewed by WNCN for the story “Dangerous lead levels found in water systems across NC.”

J. Lloyd Michener, M.D., professor and chair of community and family medicine, is co-author on a blog post featured on Huffington Post’s Healhty Living section, titled “Achieving Health — How We Can ‘Just Start’.”


April 2016

Duke Physician Assistant Program student John Howell was featured in a News & Observer article published April 10, “Veterans find camaraderie in reading.”


March 2016

MedicalXPress published a story, “Job market lures more physician assistants to specialties over primary care,” on March 2 about a Duke Physician Assistant Program research study.


February 2016

The Physician Assistant Education Association published a story, “Study Finds More PA Jobs Available in Specialty Practice,” on Feb. 24 about a Duke Physician Assistant Program research study.


January 2016

Duke Today featured “The Practical Playbook: Public Health and Primary Care Together” and its Duke Community and Family Medicine authors (J. Lloyd Michener, M.D.; Fred Johnson, MBA; Justine Strand de Oliveira, DrPH, PA-C; Michelle J. Lyn, MBA, MHA; and Mina Silberberg, Ph.D.) in its recap of winter books written by faculty, “A Bookshelf Full of Winter Duke Reads.”

The Henderson Daily Dispatch published an article on Jan. 7 about Project VIBRANT, which is housed in the Division of Community Health and will implement various community interventions to increase awareness of the importance of naloxone access in the community to prevent unintentional deaths due to both prescription opioid and heroin-related overdoses.


November 2015

WNCN News interviewed Jonathan Fischer, M.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, for a story about the dangers of toddlers using hand sanitizers.

Sharon Hull, M.D., MPH, professor of community and family medicine and chief of the Division of Family Medicine, was interviewed for a story in the Illinois State Journal-Register about her mentor, Dr. Kevin Dorsey.


October 2015

A front-page article in The Herald-Sun on Oct. 1 featured the Duke Physician Assistant Program and its 50th anniversary.

Mohammad Shahsahebi, M.D., MPH, assistant professor of community and family medicine, and Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor of community and family medicine, were both quoted in a Working@Duke story, “5 Ways to Stay Healthy and Save on Care.” The story appeared online and in the October/November print edition of Working@Duke.


August 2015

Bernard F. Fuemmeler, Ph.D., MPH, associate professor of community and family medicine, was asked to comment in MedPageToday on a new study examining adolescent physical activity and adult mortality and cancer.

The Herald-Sun ran a story about the Duke Physician Assistant Program certificate ceremony.

Nicholas M. Hudak, MSEd, MPA, PA-C, assistant professor and clinical coordinator for the Duke Physician Assistant Program, was interviewed for a PAEA article on developing an international clinical rotation.


July 2015

Duke Family Medicine Center’s Walk With a Doc program was mentioned in a WRAL story about Walk With a Doc programs in the Triangle.

Manijeh Berenji, M.D., assistant professor of community and family medicine, wrote an Op-Ed for the News & Observer on air-quality protections in North Carolina.

Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, wrote an editorial (in Spanish) in the Wonca iberoamericana magazine about leadership in family medicine.


June 2015

North Piedmont Community Care’s (NPCC) meeting on June 22 that brought together more than a hundred physicians, nurse practitioners, social workers and other health care providers was covered in North Carolina Health News.

Jon Bonnet, M.D., third-year Duke Family Medicine resident, was interviewed by TIME Magazine for its “Should I Eat This?” online series.

Nadine Barrett, Ph.D., MA, MS, director of health of equity at Duke Cancer Institute and medical instructor in community and family medicine, was featured on WUNC’s The State of Things, speaking about prostate cancer and African-American communities.


April 2015

The results of a paper co-authored by Matthew Dupre, Ph.D., associate professor of community and family medicine, were featured in TIME Magazine and Forbes.


March 2015

Jon Bonnet, M.D., third-year Duke Family Medicine resident, was interviewed about Walk With a Doc for the Switch/Health blog.

The Herald-Sun published an article about the U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, which reported that Duke’s Family Medicine Residency Program is ranked third in the nation.

Duke Today published an article about the U.S. News & World Report graduate school rankings, which reported that the Duke Physician Assistant Program is ranked first in the nation, and the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program is ranked third in the nation.


February 2015

Barbara Sheline, M.D., MPH, professor of Community and Family Medicine, assistant dean for primary care in the School of Medicine and program director of the Primary Care Leadership Track, was mentioned in a blog post by mediCstrong>April 2014

Duke CFM grant project featured in AAFP News. Read more.

Justine Strand de Oliveira, Duke CFM professor and vice chair for education, featured in Advance Healthcare for NPs & PAs. Read more

Robert Butler, Duke CFM assistant professor of DPT, featured in Duke Forward. Read more.


March 2014

Lloyd Michener, Duke CFM professor and chair, featured in Wing of Zock. Read more.

Duke CFM grant project featured on NPR. Read more.

Jon Bonnet, Duke CFM family medicine resident, featured in Greatist. Read more.


February 2014

A study led by Truls Østbye, Duke CFM professor, featured in Men’s Health Magazine. Read more.

Lloyd Michener, Duke CFM professor and chair, featured in the Journal of Clinical and Translational Science. Read more.

Bernard Fuemmeler, Duke CFM associate professor, featured in Health Day News. Read more.


January 2014

Barbara Sheline, Mina Silberberg, Melinda Blazar, Brian Halstater, and Lloyd Michener featured in the North Carolina Medical Journal. Read more.

Ron Olson, Duke CFM associate professor, featured in Duke Today. Read more.

Truls Østbye, Duke CFM professor, featured on HHS.gov. Read more.