The Department of Community and Family Medicine in the Duke University School of Medicine is dedicated to improving the health of people in their communities. The department supports this mission by working with communities to improve understanding of health and illness in the family, workplace, and community; to develop and evaluate collaborative interventions that improve health and prevent disease; and to implement educational programs for a wide variety of medical professionals.
Duke Student Health has joined the Department of Community and Family Medicine as a division, effective July 1. Jointly supported by CFM and Duke University’s Division of Student Affairs, student health breaks the traditional mold for college health centers.
Melinda Blazar, MHS, PA-C, assistant professor of community and family medicine, has been named director of clinical education of the Duke Physician Assistant Program. Blazar is a 2007 graduate of the Duke PA program and has served as clinical coordinator for the program since 2011.
Ten North Carolina clinicians — also preceptors to Duke University medical, nursing and physician assistant students — have completed a three-day Primary Care Training and Enhancement Program Faculty Development Mini-Fellowship at the Duke Physici
On June 16, the Duke Family Medicine Residency Program recognized its 2018 graduates — Brian Blank, M.D.; Sam Fam, DO; Jonathan Hedrick, M.D.; Kenetra Hix, M.D., MPH; Jonathan Jimenez, M.D., MPH; and Everlyn Perez, M.D.