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Congrats to the Future Clinician Leaders for 2021

Dec 28, 2020 10:21:44 AM / by NW AHEC

Northwest AHEC would like to take a moment and congratulate the newest cohort of Future Clinician Leaders College scholars who were selected to begin a year-long course of study starting February 2021! Congratulations to the following future leaders!

The 30 scholars are listed below with their institution and area of study:

Caroline Coggins, Cabarrus College, OT
Kara Tarpey, Cabarrus College, OT
Brennen Guzik, Campbell University, Pharmacy
Heather Pol, Campbell University, DO
Briana Williams, Campbell University, Pharmacy
Hunnain Siddiqui, Campbell University, Pharmacy
Meredith Smith, Duke University, Doctorate - Physical Therapy
Lauren Alexander, Duke University, Doctorate - Physical Therapy
Julianne Peters, Duke University, Doctorate - Physical Therapy
Tichelle Porch, Duke University, MD
Diya Uthappa, Duke University, MD
Denisse Porras, Duke University, MD
Kira Pazner, Duke University, MD
Shashank Rajkumar, Duke University, MD
Mariah Leroux, Duke University, PA
Adaugo Iwuala, Duke University, PA
Michaela Kaltner, Duke University, PA
Erin Figgins, Duke University, PA
LeVon James, Duke University, PA-C
James Parker, East Carolina University, DMD
Cody Phen, East Carolina University, DMD
Amber Gautam, East Carolina University, MD
Laura Beth Lavette, Wake Forest University, MD
Carly Olszewski, Wake Forest University, MD
Sharon Thomas, Wake Forest University, MD
Logan Oyler, Wake Forest University, PA
Douglas Teasdall, Wake Forest University, PA
Kristen Dodenhoff, Wake Forest University, PA
Amy Gallagher, Western Carolina University, Doctorate - CRNA
Wesley Maughon, Western Carolina University, Doctorate - CRNA



FutureClinicianLeadersCollege-1The NC Medical Society and Kanof Institute for Physician Leadership Future Clinician Leaders College in partnership with the North Carolina AHEC Program lead by the Northwest AHEC, is a one-year interprofessional leadership development program for emerging leaders in health care professional training within the state of North Carolina. This program is distinguished by an emphasis on leading in an interprofessional healthcare environment and participants are invited to actively engage with faculty, speakers and peers. Participants have the opportunity to interact with state leaders and utilize their leadership skills through an IPL group project to tackle major health policy challenges facing the state. 


“This program is one that is near and dear to Northwest AHEC, since originating here 3 years ago from the leadership of a valued colleague, Dr. Roy Strowd at the Wake Forest School of Medicine. It’s grown into this exceptional program through the NC Medical Society and now includes students from diverse interprofessional graduate health professions programs. This unique, multi-institutional and organization extracurricular activity is valuable to help develop the next generation of leaders to drive healthcare services across our State.”

- Michael P. Lischke, EdD, MPH
Richard Janeway, MD, Distinguished Director of Northwest AHEC


Learn more about the Future Clinician Leaders College here

Review the work of the previous class of Future Clinician Leaders in this compendium of their final white papers here.



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