The mission of NVAHEC at Mason is to improve healthcare access and quality across Northern Virginia. The Center’s primary priorities are to: (1) increase diversity among health professions and (2) support multi-disciplinary/multi-professional training for practicing professionals and students in health career preparation academic programs. The Center is a resource to assist individuals interested in health careers and the preparation for admission and program completion. NVAHEC at Mason will serve as a hub of culturally tailored programs directly related to its mission. Center activities will give special attention to reaching minority, disenfranchised, immigrant, and first generation groups and individuals in Northern Virginia.
Get to Know a Board Member By Sarah Dick: Communication Student – Senior and Dr. Rebecca Vargas Jackson INOVA Board Member Karen Berube Karen Berube serves as Vice President of Population/Community Health at Inova. In that capacity, she oversees Inova’s Geriatric Services, Safety Net Clinics, Transitional Programs and Clinics, Disease Management Programs and Community Based Read more about Get to know a Board Member – Karen Berube[…]
Northern Virginia Area Health Education Center’s Principal Investigator By: Monica Forero: Communication Student Caroline Sutter is an assistant professor in Georga Mason University’s School of Nursing and the new Principal Investigator for Northern Virginia’s Area Health Education Center. NVAHEC’s mission is recruitment, training, and retention of a diverse health workforce for underserved communities. From 2006-2012, Read more about Principal Investigator – Dr Caroline Sutter[…]
Opioid Crisis What Is George Mason Doing Help? By Sabrina Fine: Communication Student- senior. George Mason University In the United States, 115 people die a day from opioid overdoses, according to the National Institute on Drug Abuse. In 2016, more people died from opioid overdoses than car crashes, according to opioids.gov. George Mason University is Read more about Newsletter On Opioid Crisis[…]
Apply for the AHEC Scholars Program View the 2018 AHEC Scholars and their Clinical Rotations The Virginia AHEC Scholars program is a longitudinal, interdisciplinary program which will launch in Fall 2018. The Virginia AHEC Scholars program will consist of the following: • Clinical activities • Didactic activities • Community-based training • Rural Track • Underserved Read more about AHEC Scholars[…]
Northern Virginia AHEC Interns Dipleen Kaur, Nadya Sidki, and Bongiwe Sibandze (picture L-R) presented posters at the 2018 Global and Community Health Graduate Student Practicum Poster Presentation. Dipleen Kaur presented, “Where Life Meets Health.” Nadya Sidki presented, “2018 Practicum highlights.” Bongiwe Sibandze presented, “Social Determinants of Health for Health Professions: Grant Writing, Community Assessment, and Read more about NVAHEC Interns Present Field Work Posters[…]
NVAHEC – Where Life Meets Health NVAHEC will accept applications for internships and clinical rotations on July 2019 internship application (.docx) Include your resume, cover letter, and internship application email to Karin Pedemonte Special Projects GRA at email@example.com.