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Julie Ghent Receives the 2016 South Carolina AHEC Michel Porter Ambassador Award

Julie Ghent (left) and Mid-Carolina AHEC Center Director Cheri Plyler (right) The South Carolina AHEC Michel Porter Ambassador Award recognizes a member of the South Carolina AHEC System who has made a major contribution to the enhancement of the South Carolina AHEC. This year, the South Carolina AHEC is proud to bestow the award to Julie Ghent at Mid-Carolina AHEC. Ms. Ghent is a Health Professions Student (HPS) Program Coordinator at Mid-Carolina AHEC. With over 18 years of service, Ms. Ghent has helped place countless health professions students throughout Mid-Carolina’s 11-county region for their clinical rotations, as well as served as a liaison between students, communities, preceptors and universities. She exemplifies the spirit of AHEC by always coming to the table with solutions and opportunities to expand and improve current HPS programming. In her positive attitude, helpfulness, empowerment and creativity, she supports the students, providers and institutions that p

Upcoming Continuing Professional Development Opportunities with Upstate AHEC

American Physical Therapy Association Clinical Instructor Education & Credentialing Program Upstate AHEC is collaborating with the Physical Therapist Assistant Program at Greenville Technical College to offer an American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) Clinical Instructor Education and Credentialing Program on April 22 and 23 at the Benson Campus of Greenville Technical College in Greer. This program is recognized by the APTA as a clinical instructor education and credentialing program (CIECP) and is designed for those interested in or involved with clinical education, especially clinical instructors, center coordinators of clinical education, and academic coordinators of clinical education. Outcomes of the CIECP are measured through a credentialing assessment center for physical therapy providers.   Participants apply information from the CIECP in six simulated situations. Upon receiving a passing score in each station in the assessment center, candidates will recei

New to AHEC U

New Courses and Educational Opportunities on AHEC U include: Childhood Obesity Trends, Consequences and The Future: Special Focus on South Carolina Making A Rash Decision: Common Rashes Seen in the School Setting Pediatric Procedures for the Office Pharmacology for All Disciplines: Just the Basics Controlled Substance Prescribing: Focus on Analgesics Self-Knowledge and Emotional Intelligence: Nursing Essentials Genetics for the Primary Care Provider-“Neurodevelopmental Disorders” School-Based Services-A Tutorial for Healthcare Providers To find our more and register, visit .

County Health Rankings & Roadmaps Webinars

Eat Smart, Move More South Carolina and the South Carolina Institute of Medicine and Public Health are presenting a two-part webinar featuring the County Health Rankings & Roadmaps. The webinars will provide an overview of the program, a summary of the 2016 rankings and how to use them, and a description of the tools and resources available to South Carolina communities to improve health. To find out more information and register, visit the Eat Smart, Move More website at .