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

October 18, 2021 - 12:40 pm

Faculty, fellows, residents and staff should contact Dr.

September 13, 2021 - 3:25 pm

We are excited to announce the new Move AHEAD on Your Next Article writing program! This program is modeled after Duke AHEAD’s successful Writing Together to Get AHEAD initiative in 2016 and focuses on meeting your individual needs.

This program will launch on September 20, 2021. It is designed to help Duke AHEAD members get started with a manuscript, get “over the hump,” or revise a manuscript. 

Move AHEAD on Your Next Article is open to members of Duke AHEAD. Registration will be capped at 20 participants.

September 13, 2021 - 3:20 pm

Nick Hudak has been selected as one of three Research Fellows by the Physician Assistant Association (PAEA) and the American Academy of PAs (AAPA).

September 2, 2021 - 2:25 pm

Duke AHEAD is proud to announce the 2021 cohort of Distinguished Members of Duke AHEAD. 

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

Will Bynum

Associate Professor in Family Medicine and Community Health

Why did you join Duke AHEAD?

I joined Duke AHEAD to contribute to - and grow within - a community of educators and clinicians who are dedicated to improving the educational experience we provide our learners, the quality of care we provide our patients, and the environments in which we work and learn.  Duke AHEAD continues to deliver on each of these core missions, and I'm thankful to be a part of such a dynamic community.