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.
AHEAD Steering Committee member and PA Program director, Dr. Jacqui Barnett recently made a trip to Capitol Hill as part of a panel to update congressional staff on the National Health Service Corps' (NHSC) impact on PA students.