Tag Archives: Harvey Estes

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 »

Duke Community & Family Medicine: Improving the Health of People in Their Communities for 50 Years

By Andrea Martin In July 1966, the Duke University School of Medicine established a new department: the Department of Community Health Sciences. Its roots were multiple and complex, and began with a decision to discontinue another department — the Department of Preventive Medicine — which had functioned since the first days of the medical school.… Read More »

Harvey Estes, former chair of Duke Community and Family Medicine, returns to cardiology roots with new research

By Leah Komada E. Harvey Estes, Jr., M.D., former chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, left Duke in 1990 and retired 10 years later. But 16 years after his official retirement, at 90 years old, Estes has published a study in the American Heart Journal. “Individual components of the Romhilt-Estes left ventricular… Read More »

Duke Physician Assistant Program celebrates 50 years of educating PAs

Students, faculty, staff and alumni of the Duke Physician Assistant Program will celebrate the program’s 50th anniversary in October, marking the milestone of being the first physician assistant (PA) program in the nation and the birthplace of the PA profession. Physician assistant is one of the fastest-growing professions in the nation and was ranked the… Read More »