Duke Community & Family Medicine Awarded $1.8M HRSA Grant to Create Community-Based Primary Care Fellowship

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

Duke Community & Family Medicine has been awarded a $1.8 million five-year grant by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) to create and implement a two-year community-based primary care fellowship program. The goal of the Duke Primary Care Transformation Fellowship will be to train physicians and physician assistants to lead health care transformation and improve health within their communities and community-based practice settings.

The project, led by Anthony Viera, M.D., MPH, professor and chair of community and family medicine, will capitalize on the department’s robust academic-community partnerships within the Duke Division of Community Health and nationally recognized education programs, such as the Duke Family Medicine Residency, Duke Physician Assistant Program, and Duke Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership. The fellowship will seek to train six to eight fellows per year.

“It is our hope that this new fellowship will equip graduates to lead practices in driving high-quality, cost-conscious care that is also responsive to the needs of their communities,” Viera says.

The project period is Sept. 1, 2018, through Aug. 31, 2023, with the first class of fellows to begin in July 2019.

Key project personnel include:

  • John Anderson, Jr., M.D., MPH, assistant professor of community and family medicine, chief medical officer, Duke Primary Care
  • Christine Everett, Ph.D., MPH, PA-C, associate professor of community and family medicine
  • Fred Johnson, MBA, assistant professor of the practice of community and family medicine
  • Michelle Lyn, MBA, MHA, assistant professor of community and family medicine, chief, Division of Community Health
  • Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, assistant professor of community and family medicine, program director, Duke Family Medicine Residency
  • Lorraine Sease, M.D., MSPH, assistant professor of community and family medicine, medical director, Duke Family Medicine Center
  • Mina Silberberg, Ph.D., associate professor of community and family medicine
  • Anh Tran, Ph.D., MPH, assistant professor of community and family medicine, program director, Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership
  • Anthony Viera, M.D., MPH, professor and chair of community and family medicine, principal investigator