Hubbell, Nance-Floyd, Zomorodi Receive AHEC Campus Innovation Grants

Congratulations to Sara Hubbell, Betty Nance-Floyd and Meg Zomorodi, each of whom received 2018-19 AHEC Campus Innovation grants.

Dr. Nance-Floyd received funding for her project “RN Community Faculty Fellows: Train-the-Trainer, Rural Clinical Site Development.” Dr. Hubbell received funding for her project “NP-Operated Practice Partnership for FNP Clinical Site Development” and Dr. Zomorodi received funding for her project “Campus Collaboration for Recruitment to Support Future Interprofessional Workforce Needs.”

The goal of the AHEC Campus Innovation initiative is to help drive innovation in education within the UNC Chapel Hill health professions schools. This year, the grant reviewers highlighted four themes for proposals: 1) Enhancing Diversity, 2) Expanding Opiate Education, 3) Getting our Learners Ready for Medicaid Reform, and 4) Clinical Site Development in Tier 1 &2 Counties.

With approximately $550,000 to award, the AHEC office received 27 applications totaling $1.1 Million. Peers across the health professional schools and the AHEC Program Office team members reviewed all proposals in a confidential three stage process. We prioritized proposals according to the following: how the project relates to the themes outlined on the RF; innovativeness; importance of the clinical or education problem addressed; collaboration with other schools/disciplines; plans for evaluation, dissemination,and sustainability; and relevance to AHEC’s mission.

Well done to all three!