Spring 2018 Community Health Updates

Friday, May 11, 2018

Some achievements and recognition for our faculty and staff this spring:

Kaity Granda, PA-C, and Arlene Ratcliff, CMA, who both work at Walltown Neighborhood Clinic, were recently recognized for increasing their colorectoral cancer screening rates the most from calendar year 2017 to first quarter 2018.

Sarah Weaver, MPH, presented a Duke Distance Education workshop April 17 on the hybrid/blended program model, as is used by the Duke-Johnson & Johnson Nurse Leadership Program.

Nadine J. Barrett, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was an invited lecturer and panelist at the American Association of Cancer Research Annual Conference April 14-18, as part of the Minorities in Cancer Research Distinguished Lectureship Series. She presented her NIH-funded work entitled "Project PLACE: Strengthening Academic and Community Partnerships to Achieve Health Equity: Capacity Building through Population Health Assessments."

Nadine J. Barrett, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., assistant professor of community and family medicine, was an invited speaker at the 21st Century Cures: Southeast Conference: Using Big Data to Overcome Health Disparities, in March. Her presentation was entitled “Framing the Conversation: Aligning Priorities to Advance Health Equity.”

Nadine J. Barrett, Ph.D., M.A., M.S., assistant professor of community and family medicine, along with 14 other NIH-funded grantees, presented "Project PLACE (Population Level Approaches to Cancer Elimination)," at an NIH-NCI mini-conference on population health assessments on March 9. With 24 community partners, 2,315 completed surveys were collected in the Greater Triangle area from diverse participants. Data are now being presented with community partners to develop strategies for interventions and research.