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APTR Past-President Accepts Position As Division Chief of Family Medicine at Duke University

Tuesday, January 29, 2013  
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Sharon K. Hull, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, Professor of Family and Community Medicine at Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED) and Director of the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Collaborative at Summa Health System in Ohio has accepted the position of Division Chief of Duke Family Medicine effective April 1.

Dr. Hull earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville, Indiana, and is a Distinguished Alumna of the Southern Illinois University School of Medicine. She completed a Family Medicine residency at Union Hospital in Terre Haute, a Primary Care Research Fellowship at the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research, a Master of Public Health degree in health policy and administration, and a Preventive Medicine residency at the University of North Carolina.

Dr. Hull has held leadership roles in multiple national organizations, including immediate past president of the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research, and the Association of American Medical Colleges Council of Academic Societies Innovation Working Group. She has been involved in medical student education, helping to develop curriculum in clinical skills, population health and preventive medicine. In Northeast Ohio, she led the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Collaborative across multiple clinical and social science disciplines with three health systems, four universities and various community stakeholder groups to develop a community-based, regional health services research platform.

"We had the opportunity to evaluate the applications of several outstanding family physician leaders from around the country,” said Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, MD, Search Committee Chair. "I am thankful for the hard work and dedication of the members of the search committee and all those involved in interviewing our great candidates."

Lloyd Michener, MD, Chair of the Department of Community and Family Medicine, echoed Dr. Martinez-Bianchi: "I have known Dr. Hull for many years, and have watched with interest her efforts to improve the health of those in Ohio. She will be a major leader at Duke and nationally, as academic health systems realign to improve the health of their communities.”

In accepting her nomination, Dr. Hull said, "I am delighted to be joining an innovative and nationally recognized faculty in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. Faculty, staff and residents in this department are outstanding, and I look forward to working with the Division of Family Medicine as the department grows and innovates through the historic shifts taking place in primary care medicine. It will be a privilege and an honor to work with them and with the Durham community to maximize the health of the community and to ensure delivery of outstanding primary health care within the region."

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