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Dr. David Garr Receives APTR Duncan Clark Award

Dr. Garr, pictured here with Educator of the Year Award winner Dr. Jennifer Ibrahim (left) and APTR President Dr. Laura Rudkin The Duncan Clark Award is presented by the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research (APTR) to a senior-level professional with a distinguished record of achievement in the areas of teaching, research and/or advocacy in the field of public health and prevention.  The award is named after the late Dr. Duncan William Clark , MD, a public health expert and preventive medicine specialist who was best known for advocating the addition of fluoride to the New York City's water supply to prevent tooth decay.   Dr. Clark was a past-president of APTR and the first recipient of this award in 1974. Dr. David Garr received the 2015 Duncan Clark Award at the APTR annual meeting in March. He   is the Executive Director of the South Carolina AHEC and Associate Dean for Community Medicine and Professor of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South C

Lowcountry AHEC Open House

Please join Lowcountry AHEC as we celebrate the official opening of our new building at 87 Academy Road in Walterboro, SC .   Our Ribbon Cutting and Open House Celebration will be held on May 20, 2015 from 2:00-5:30pm. For more information or to RSVP, please email Tracey Wilson at or call 843-782-5052. For directions, please click on the link to our directions webpage

South Carolina AHEC Annual Meeting

The South Carolina AHEC System met March 19-20 in Myrtle Beach for its annual meeting. Pee Dee AHEC planned a successful two days of team-building, brainstorming for the future, and recognizing outstanding service of partners and staff members. Most members of the four AHEC Centers’ and the Program Office’s staff were able to attend the meeting, which is the only event annually where the entire statewide system comes together. Years of Service Recognition Five Years of Service Erica Davis, Mid-Carolina AHEC Linda Lacey, Program Office Ten Years Kay Lambert, Pee Dee AHEC Ragan DuBose-Morris, Program Office Fifteen Years Kim Roberts, Mid-Carolina AHEC Eliese Allen, Program Office Thirty Years Bennie Pettit, Upstate AHEC

2015 South Carolina AHEC Excellence Awards

Michel Porter AHEC Ambassador Award The arrival of Ms. Stephen's family was an additional surprise beyond receiving the award The Michel Porter AHEC Ambassador Award is presented to a member of the South Carolina AHEC System who has made a major contribution to the enhancement of the South Carolina AHEC by exhibiting excellence in the following categories: A ttitude, H elpfulness, E mpowerment and C reativity. This year, the South Carolina AHEC is proud to bestow the award to Lowcountry AHEC Health Professions Student Coordinator Kim Stephens. Ms. Stephens joined Lowcountry AHEC in 2007. With over eight years of service with AHEC, she has exhibited a willingness to go above and beyond for her colleagues and her students. On several occasions, she has even stepped up to serve simultaneously as a health profession student coordinator and the interim health careers program coordinator. Ms. Stephens is excellent at empowering both health professions and health career s