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Jennifer Bailey Joins South Carolina AHEC Program Office


South Carolina AHEC welcomes Jennifer Bailey as Associate Program Director of Education and Evaluation. Jennifer joins the SC AHEC Program Office from MUSC where she was the Director of Operations in the Office of Interprofessional Initiatives. She also has a faculty appointment in the Department of Library Science and Informatics at MUSC and works closely with the interprofessional leaders at both MUSC and USC.

Jennifer brings over 11 years of experience in medical and health professions education, building community partnerships for clinical education and service-learning and developing and evaluating interprofessional education and collaborative practice initiatives. She has also previously worked in program evaluation; research, scholarship and clinical education for physician assistant studies; and student affairs at the University of South Carolina, Wake Forest School of Medicine and MUSC, respectively.

In her role with South Carolina AHEC, Jennifer will help build and sustain partnerships throughout the state and work collaboratively with the four regional AHEC centers and other South Carolina AHEC System members. Her expertise in interprofessional education, patient-centered care, research and evaluation, public health and practice transformation will enable her to develop, implement and evaluate new and innovative programs within South Carolina AHEC. Her unique perspective and extensive experience, as well as her emphasis on teambuilding and collaboration, make her an excellent addition to the South Carolina AHEC team.

Jennifer holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and information systems from Appalachian State University, a master’s degree in higher education administration from the University of North Carolina Greensboro, a graduate certificate in public health and is currently completing her doctoral studies in educational foundations and inquiry at the University of South Carolina.

Jennifer has assumed the role of Associate Program Director that was held previously by Dr. Deborah Carson for the past 13 years. Dr. Carson may continue to work with South Carolina AHEC as a consultant on special projects. She will be using her new free time in order to travel and enjoy time with her family and grandchildren.

Jennifer can be reached at 843-792-8230 or baileyje@musc.edu.

Upstate AHEC Welcomes Lauren Taylor Back

Lauren Taylor has returned to Upstate AHEC as Customer Relations and Data Management Coordinator after a short sabbatical. Lauren is a native of Anderson, South Carolina and received her Bachelor of Arts and Master of Business Administration degrees from Anderson University. Lauren has a multitude of unique experience from several different areas including project management, strategic planning, administrative, marketing and public relations.
Lauren is responsible for managing Upstate AHEC’s database and ensuring that all live continuing professional development courses are carried out and evaluated by participants.
Lauren possesses a creative side reflected by her entrepreneurial success as owner of an artist’s paint shop, where she creates a variety of hand painted gifts and wall hangings. Lauren’s many hobbies include traveling, cooking, painting and serving in a volunteer role among numerous non-profit charitable organizations in the Anderson area.

Welcome back, Lauren! She can be reached at ltaylor@upstateahec.org or (864) 349-1178.

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