Piedmont AHEC Blog


March 24

A young female student sits at a laptop showing a stethoscope on the screen.  Accompanying text says Camp Med 2023 summer camp, and Health Careers.

Now accepting Camp Med proposals

Middle and high school teachers and staff are invited to propose summer camp programming before May 15.
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Do you want to give your rising 8th through 12th grade students a potentially life-changing summer camp experience this year? Help them explore the world of health careers with a 2023 Camp Med program.

Piedmont AHEC is requesting proposals for Camp Med experiences. If you’re a middle or high school teacher or administrator who wants to help your students get a closer look at the opportunities available to them in the world of health care, Piedmont AHEC is ready to support you with the funding to make it happen.

Proposals are accepted on a rolling basis and are due by May 15, and coordinators will be notified of program acceptance status no later than May 31.

Visit our Health Careers page to learn more about Camp Med and to download an information packet that contains a link to the application form.

For more information about Camp Med and other Health Careers programs, please contact Gabrielle Steele at gabrielle.steele@conehealth.com.

March 10

Jennifer Sherrill, Quality Improvement Consultant, Practice Support

Welcome, Jennifer Sherrill!

Jennifer Deal Sherrill joins Piedmont AHEC as Quality Improvement Consultant.
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In January, we welcomed Jennifer Deal Sherrill, MSSL, CPPm, PCMH-C, as our new Quality Improvement Consultant on the Practice Support team. She works on quality improvement and support for primary care providers and specialists, and in particular, on the Cure 4 Moms grant for ob-gyn providers. Her background is in ob-gyn and primary care practice administration. She was previously an instructor in health care management, QI and practice support with Northwest AHEC and a provider engagement coordinator with Carolina Complete Health.

Jennifer is excited to be back in the AHEC world and says the thing that excites her most about this role is being able to assist practices in many areas: “creating a positive work environment, closing gaps in patient care, cutting costs and helping them remain viable—being able to meet them where they are and help them grow.”

For more information about Quality Improvement and Practice Support, please contact Jennifer Sherrill at jennifer.sherrill2@conehealth.com.

February 1

Piedmont AHEC logo

Our new name: Piedmont AHEC

Greensboro AHEC’s name has changed to Piedmont AHEC!
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We’re excited to announce that after nearly 50 years as Greensboro AHEC, we are changing our name to Piedmont AHEC. The new name was chosen to be more inclusive of and to better represent the region we serve: North Carolina’s Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.

You’ll see the transition on our website, social media channels, and other materials in the weeks and months to come. Read more about the change here. We’re excited to continue serving you, now as Piedmont AHEC!


October 12

Traci Lytle, Coordinator, Nursing, Continuing Professional Development

Welcome, Traci Lytle!

Traci Lytle joins Greensboro AHEC as Coordinator, Nursing, Continuing Professional Development.
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In September, we welcomed new Continuing Professional Development team member Traci Lytle, MSN, BSN, BA, who comes to us from the Women’s and Children’s Center at Moses Cone. Nursing is Traci’s second—or third, depending on how you count it—career. She is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having specialized in journalism and community/public affairs. Her nursing career has been primarily in women’s health.

Traci will be working on continuing nursing education and continuing medical education. “I have always been drawn to being of service to others,” she says. “I want to make an impact in my local community.” She’s passionate about education of all kinds, she says, and is excited for the opportunity to provide health care related education to North Carolina providers.

For more information about Continuing Professional Development continuing nursing education and continuing medical education, please contact Traci Lytle at traci.lytle@conehealth.com.

September 6

Greensboro AHEC new location at 300 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC

A new home for Greensboro AHEC

The Greensboro AHEC administrative offices have moved to a new location.
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After several decades in our Northwood Street office, we have moved! Our new space is just a few blocks away, at 300 E. Wendover Ave., Greensboro, NC 27401 (Google Maps, Apple Maps). We’re busy unpacking boxes and getting settled in while we continue to serve the needs of our eight-county region.

With so many years of memories in the Northwood building, the move “feels surreal,” says Tina Latham, Assistant Director. “It’s sad to say goodbye to the old building, but exciting to see what a new place will bring.”

Our mailing address (1200 North Elm St., Greensboro, NC 27401), main phone number (336.832.8025), and email address (AHEC.CustomerService@conehealth.com) all remain the same.

August 30

Amber Wilkins, Allied and Public Health Program Coordinator

Welcome, Amber Wilkins!

Amber Wilkins joins Greensboro AHEC as Allied & Public Health Program Coordinator.
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We welcomed a new Continuing Professional Development team member in July: Amber Wilkins is our new Allied & Public Health Program Coordinator, responsible for proposing and creating public health continuing education programs and overseeing various continuing ed programs already in the works for allied health professionals.

Amber started her career in quality assurance at the Florida Board of Nursing and, soon after, earned her MPH in Policy and Administration. She’s since worked in policy compliance assessing licensure applications, completing Medicaid long-term care assessments and releases, and most recently, providing feedback and approval for continuing ed programs.

In her new role with Greensboro AHEC, she’s most excited about “engaging with community partners, researching evidence-based programs to implement within the community, and providing quality programs that can positively impact health within our communities.”

Outside of her work with Greensboro AHEC, Amber enjoys reading, estates sales and auctions, jazz and blues concerts in the park, finding new leaves on her plants, and discovering new delicious restaurants. Please join us in welcoming Amber to the team!

For more information about Continuing Professional Development public health and allied health programs, please contact Amber Wilkins at amber.wilkins@conehealth.com.

August 10

Motivational quotes decorating the wall of a student housing unit

Daily inspirations

Motivational artwork in housing units encourages students to make the most of each day.
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Student Services Coordinator Tonya Baldwin wanted to give students an emotional boost each day during their clinical experiences. “I understand the importance of positive thinking and self-motivation, especially during the pandemic,” says Baldwin. “I wanted to create a space for students that would encourage them to follow through with any goals they had set for their day.” She chose artwork with cheerful and encouraging sayings to create “affirmation walls” in the common areas of each unit that students will see every day as they come and go.

Campbell University student Kathryn Henrikson has appreciated the addition: “The affirmation wall brightens the space and has great reminders for starting the day on a positive note. Thank you, Greensboro AHEC, for everything you do for your students!”

Greensboro AHEC provides housing for health professions students during their community clinical experiences across an eight-county region. For more information about Student Housing, please contact Tonya Baldwin at tonya.baldwin@conehealth.com.