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Northwest AHEC Reaches Its 45th Anniversary Milestone

45th Anniversary

The Northwest Area Health Education Center (AHEC), a program of Wake Forest School of Medicine and part of the North Carolina AHEC System, has reached its 45th Anniversary milestone!

Beginning in the early 1970s, Manson Meads, MD, Executive Vice President for Health Affairs and Richard M. Janeway, MD, Dean of WFUSM, 1971-1985, led the development and creation of the Northwest AHEC along with, Emery C. Miller, MD, Professor & Chair of Internal Medicine who subsequently became Northwest AHEC’s first director.

During this 45 year period of time, Northwest AHEC’s mission has evolved to being an educational and training program designed to enhance the health of the public in its 17-county region by improving the supply, distribution, and quality of health and human service personnel—especially in primary care—through diverse community/academic partnerships.

The commemorative 45th Anniversary Seal was designed to showcase the name, 45 years, the years of operation, and 17 stars representing each of the counties in the region who are served.

The Northwest AHEC staff and its constituents will celebrate this milestone from July 1, 2018 – December 31, 2019.

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