Team-Based Care Offers a New World of Value

Lisa P. Shock, MHS, PA-C offers an insigthful commentary in the July - August 2016 issue of the North Carolina Medical Journal.

Dr. Mitchell Heflin and Dr. Gwendolen Buhr present at American Geriatrics Society (AGS), May 14 - 17, 2015

Dr. Mitchell Heflin and Dr. Gwendolen Buhr participated in the poster sessions held at the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) Annual meeting held May 14 - 17, 2015 in National Harbor, MD.  Dr. Heflin presented a poster on The Dementia Roundtable: An innovative community-based interprofessional education program on caring for persons with dementias. Dr.

Full Day Caregiver Education Conference - Wilmington. NC

On April 23, 2015, an interprofessional team from the Duke University Geriatric Education Center participated in the Caregiver Education Conference, presented by the Alzheimer's NC, Inc., in Wilmington, North Carolina.  Mitch Heflin, MD, Lisa Gwyther, MSW, Cornelia Poer, MSW and Emily Egerton, PhD, presented Care Transitions: Strategies for easing changes in increased care needs as dementia progresses. 

See Conference brochure: AlzNC Wilmington 2015.pdf

Heidi K. White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD, has been named the 2015-2016 AMDA Vice President

Heidi K. White, MD, MHS, MEd, CMD, has been named the 2015-2016 AMDA Vice President. Dr. White is an Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure at Duke University School of Medicine in the Division of Geriatrics and a Senior Fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development. She has nearly 20 years of experience serving as a Medical Director in Durham, NC at Croasdaile Village Retirement Community. Dr.

Dr. Heidi White presents the HOPE program at Duke Medicine Grand Rounds - Friday, March 13, 2015

Dr. Heidi White will present hospital to nursing home transitions and the Health Optimization Program for Elders (HOPE) at the Medicine Grand Rounds, March 13th, 8 am. The event will be held in the Duke North conference room 2002.

Dr. Ellie McConnell to serve on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine's Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia

Ellie McConnell has accepted an invitation to serve on the North Carolina Institute of Medicine Task Force on Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia. The task force is being held by the NCIOM in partnership with the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services Division on Aging and Adult Services, AARP North Carolina, Alzheimer’s NC, the Alzheimer’s Association and LeadingAge NC. The Task Force will be co-chaired by Goldie S.

Sujayalakshmi Devarayasamudram, PhD, selected for the Okura Mental Health fellowship Program

Sujayalakshmi Devarayasamudram, PhD, a faculty member with North Carolina Central University and a standing faculty member of the Duke Geriatric Education Center (GEC)  has been selected for the Okura Mental Health fellowship Program.

Dr. Gwen Buhr presents Interprofessional Education at the Jefferson Center

Dr. Gwendolen Buhr presented a poster at the Jefferson Center for Interprofessional Education, InterProfessional Care for the 21st Century Redefining Education & Practice conference on Saturday October 11, 2014. The purpose of this conference is to showcase scholarly work and works in progress advancing interprofessional education and/or practice.  This conference reflects on innovative implementation and evaluation strategies of the interprofessional competencies.

Loretta Matters joins DUHS Department of Advanced Clinical Practice as Part-Time Director of Duke NICHE

Loretta Matters, MSN, RN, Associate Director of DUSON’s Center of Excellence in Geriatric Nursing has joined the DUHS Department of Advanced Clinical Practice as the part-time Director of Duke NICHE (Nurses Improving the Care for Healthsystem Elders). Duke NICHE represents a successful academic-practice partnership model between a health system and a university-based school of nursing that aims to improve care of older adults by enhancing the expertise of front-line nursing staff and accelerating the implementation of evidence-based care approaches.

Dementia Counseling and Care Conference - Thursday, May 8 from 8:00 AM to Saturday May 10 at 5:00 PM


The overarching goal of this professional education conference is to provide practical knowledge and skills for counselors, nurses, social workers, and allied health professionals who counsel and care for persons with dementia and their spousal and family caregivers. Learning approaches will include oral presentations, case studies, and posters, encouraging interaction and providing ample time for questions.

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