|Preventive Medicine Practioners' in the News|
Sharon K. Hull, MD, MPH, FAAFP, FACPM, has accepted the position of division chief of family medicine in the Department of Community and Family Medicine at Duke University School of Medicine, effective April 1. Dr. Hull currently is 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 her new role as division chief, Dr. Hull will be responsible for administration of the Duke Family Medicine Clinic and all related operations; development and implementation of a sponsored research agenda for the division; oversight of all divisional training and education, including the Family Medicine residency and Pre-Doctoral program; and serving as the interface between the division and other entities within and outside of Duke University, particularly in the community of Durham, N.C.
Tisha Titus, MD, MPH, FACPM was featured in the April 2013 issue of Georgia Trend magazine. The article focused on the benefits and risks of health screening tests. Titus, who is based in Atlanta, and previously served as the only preventive medicine specialist with the Atlanta VA, clarifies the role of screenings in disease prevention and health promotion, and offers suggestions about how patients may approach these recommendations based on individual needs and medical history. Read the full article.