Piedmont AHEC Blog


February 1, 2023

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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.

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