What is Duke AHEAD

Our mission is to promote excellence in the education of health professionals by creating a community of education scholars, fostering innovation in health professions education, supporting outstanding teachers, providing faculty development programs and facilitating quality education research. 

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Announcements

November 26, 2019 - 8:45 am

Duke AHEAD is proud to announce that through the DASHE (Duke AHEAD Supporting Health Professions Educators), funding is available for two of our me

November 13, 2019 - 4:25 pm

Duke AHEAD and Duke IPEC Center are excited to announce Education Week March 3 – March 6, 2020.

November 13, 2019 - 3:45 pm

Health Professions Educators are often lacking resources needed to advance educational research and scholarship. In recognition of this challenge, we are proud to announce the Duke AHEAD Supports Health Professions Educators (DASHE) program. DASHE Vouchers are designed to be used in a wide variety of ways by connecting our educators with high quality academic services that facilitate their engagement in scholarly work.

November 13, 2019 - 3:05 pm

Duke AHEAD and the new Duke Health Center for Interprofessional Education and Care (IPEC) are pleased to join forces to offer grant funding for Duke faculty and affiliated health professionals engaged in education program development for students enrolled in foundational degree programs at the Schools of Medicine and Nursing—this includes Doctor of Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Doctor of Medicine, and Nursing (ABSN, MSN, NP). This funding is intended to provide support for innovative curricula aimed at students from two or more professions to learn “about, from, and with” each other. Our purpose is to support the development of programs that will provide students authentic experiences in interprofessional education and care. 

Upcoming Events

December 11, 2019 - 12:00 pm to 1:30 pm
January 15, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
February 19, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
March 18, 2020 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm

The Duke AHEAD Mission

Faculty Development

 

Educator Professional Development Program
Duke AHEAD offers many sources  of faculty development for faculty who want to strengthen their role as an educator. The EPD programs include skill building workshops (monthly faculty development sessions), education grand rounds, journal club, an annual Education Day, and a certificate program in teaching. Content areas include instruction and assessment; educational research and scholarship; innovations in education; effective use of educational technology; and educational leadership. Individuals may apply to...

Duke AHEAD will assist  faculty who wish to incorporate education activities as a significant component of their academic portfolio of accomplishments for promotion by:

  • providing support and formal mentoring for faculty who want to develop a career in health professions education
  • recognizing educational accomplishment with teaching awards annually to those who embody the principles of excellence in teaching 
  • establishing appropriate metrics to evaluate academic accomplishment in education
  • assist in  documenting their education contributions for...
Research Support
The Academy will advance the importance of educational scholarship by supporting faculty in their pursuit of a rigorous educational research agenda. Scholarly activity within the Academy will lend credibility to the education component of Duke’s tripartite mission and contribute to advancing the field of health professions education. It will provide a framework for affirming the value of educational contributions in promotion and tenure processes. Specifically, the Academy will:
  • offer assistance and resources to faculty who wish to conduct...

Member Spotlight

Alison Clay

Assistant Professor of Surgery

Why did you join Duke AHEAD?

All of the above.