Tag Archives: Lloyd Michener

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 »

Team led by Duke Community and Family Medicine identifies population health milestones in medical training

Duke Community and Family Medicine is part of a multi-organizational team that has raised the visibility of population health in medical training. Through a project funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a grant program administered by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) and with funding from the Fullerton Foundation,… 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 »

A Practical Playbook to provide technical assistance to 18 inaugural BUILD Health Challenge awardees

The BUILD Health Challenge announced today that it awarded grants to 18 groundbreaking projects that aim to improve health in low-income communities. The projects were recognized on the strengths of their bold, upstream, integrated, local and data-driven approaches to address the social and environmental factors that have the greatest impact on health. The BUILD Health… Read More »