Duke AHEAD Leadership

Associate Dean, Duke AHEAD
Project Director

Committees

The Academy is made up of over 950 members, many of which sit on committees created to enhance the careers of health professions educators.  Below is a list of current subcommittees, their roles, and members.  Interested in creating or joining a subcommittee or interest group?  Email dukeahead@dm.duke.edu for more information!

Executive Advisory Board

Professor of Medicine
Steering
James Pitzer Gills, III, M.D. and Joy Gills Distinguished Professor of Ophthalmology in the School of Medicine
Steering
Associate Consulting Professor in the School of Nursing
Steering
Professor of Anesthesiology

Committees

The Academy is made up of over 500 members, many of which sit on committees created to enhance the careers of health professions educators.  Below is a list of current subcommittees, their roles, and members.  Interested in creating or joining a subcommittee or interest group?  Email dukeahead@dm.duke.edu for more information!

Steering Committee

The steering committee is an integral component to the success of Duke AHEAD.  Members facilitate innovative problem solving and open communication across interprofessional and interdisciplinary members and groups and encourage relationship building across the schools. They serve as a sounding board for new ideas and opportunities for growth.  Members meet monthly to monitor progress, assess the need for changes, and make recommendations to the director about future opportunities.

Associate Member Steering Committee

The associate member steering committee was formed in 2014 and is made up of students and residents from nursing, MD, PA, PT, and graduate medical education.  The group has four faculty leaders and holds meetings monthly.  The associate steering committee is responsible for planning events and development sessions for those learners interested in health professions education.

Communications Committee

The Communications Committee is responsible for creatively advertising and marketing Duke AHEAD.  The committee has outlined the process for this interactive website, is responsible for the creation of the biweekly newsletters, and is looking for other creative outlets for members to interact (ie Twitter, Facebook, web forums). 

Faculty Development Needs Assessment Committee

The faculty development committee was developed to identify needs of faculty to enhance their ability to teach as an interprofessional educator. The committee was responsible for the creation of the faculty competencies (see "Faculty Competencies" tab for more information). 

Membership Committee

The membership committee is responsible for developing the initial criteria for becoming a member of Duke AHEAD.  The membership committee is currently working to define the "Distinguished Member" criteria as well as setting standards for general membership.   

Promotion & Recognition Committee

The Promotion & Recognition committee recently completed work on an educators portfolio that will accompany the Clinician-Educator and Professor of the Practice dossier for promotion to help highlight educational activities.  The committee will continue to work on clearly defining promotion criteria for clinician-educators. 

Research & Innovation Committee

The Research & Innovation committee focuses on Duke AHEAD grant funding.  The committee is responsible for review of LOIs, proposals, and ultimately decides on final awards.  Some of the R&I members were also part of the creation of the new education IRB template.