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. 






July 18, 2019 - 9:50 am

The 2019-2020 Certificate Program in Health Professions Education & Teaching kicked off it’s fourth year earlier this month. This 12 month prog

July 18, 2019 - 9:00 am

Duke University School of Nursing has been designated as an NLN Center of Excellence for the 2019-2023 term! 

July 15, 2019 - 3:15 pm

The Funding Opportunities widget is now available in myRESEARCHhome.

July 15, 2019 - 2:20 pm

The Institute for Educational Excellence at Duke University School of Nursing inv

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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

Walter Lee

Associate Professor of Surgery, with tenure

Why did you join Duke AHEAD?

The question really is “Why wouldn’t someone who is involved with teaching and education join Duke AHEAD?”  Not joining would be missing out on an unique and valuable resource at Duke.