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

August 3, 2018 - 3:25 pm

General membership renewals are set to begin soon for those members that joined two years ago.  At that time you'll be asked to review and update y

August 3, 2018 - 9:55 am

July kicked off the third year of the our certificate program.  We are proud to welcome 18 new members from around the Health System.  Members will

June 27, 2018 - 1:15 pm

Duke AHEAD in partnership with the School of Nursing, School of Medicine, Duke Health and the Office of Graduate Medical Education is excited to announce the fifth annual Health Professions Education Day, September 21, 2018. This celebration spotlights health professions educators and their remarkable innovations and achievements. As part of this year’s celebration, Duke AHEAD will be accepting poster abstracts for presentation. 

June 20, 2018 - 1:35 pm

Duke AHEAD is excited to announce the 3rd annual Interprofessional Excellence Award for professionals and staff.

Upcoming Events

September 20, 2018 - 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
September 21, 2018 - 8:00 am to 12:00 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.