With the Feagin community expanding every year in size and reach, it was perhaps inevitable that a spontaneous meeting would occur. Feagin scholars Krystina Quow and Avionna Baldwin were celebrating their 5th year reunion at Duke University when they recognized a badge that said “Feagin” at an event. Sure enough, the men were Dr. Feagin’s sons, Rob and Randall! The group had a great conversation about their experience in the program, as well as how excited they all were for this year’s upcoming forum. We look forward to many more surprise reunions within the Feagin community for years to come.
Feagin Leader Valentine Esposito was selected to receive a scholarship to attend the 2018 Duke Alumni Women's Weekend in February. This event, sponsored by the Duke Alumni Association, draws over 450 alumnae, administrators, faculty, and students for an engaging weekend of collaboration, engagement, and networking.
We hope Valentine will be able to share some of the leadership skills she learned through the Feagin program with other women in the Duke family, further disseminating the lessons and ethics of our curriculum.
Feagin Scholar Aarti Thakker was recently featured in the Duke School of Medicine blog for presenting what she learned from her Schweitzer Fellowship project at Duke Medical School's annual Consortium of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships Conference.
Her project focused on the program Duke Hotspotting Initiative (DHSI), through which teams of medical students work with patients from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, particularly with complex medical needs, to ensure that appointments are both set and attended. Conference attendees were inspired to start similar projects at their own schools.
We invite you to read the full blog post here: https://medschool.duke.edu/about-us/news-and-communications/med-school-blog/durham-singapore-sharing-strategies-improve-patient-health.
We hope you enjoy browsing recent news and highlights from the Feagin program and our scholars in the 2017 Feagin Leadership Fall Newsletter:
Registration is now open for the 2018 Feagin Leadership Forum, Influencing Others: Leading Effectively Without Authority. To register, please visit https://events.duke.edu/feagin2018. Please note that attendance is by invitation only. Thank you.
The Feagin Scholars were privileged to attend the 16th Annual General H. Hugh Shelton Leadership Forum at North Carolina State University. This forum, an annual seminar series, highlights the importance of leadership development and aims to create a more dynamic dialogue about values-based leadership. To learn more about the center, event, and speakers, visit: https://sheltonleadership.ncsu.edu/shelton-leadership-forum/current-form/.
A group of our scholars were given the opportunity to view a Duke Men's Basketball practice alongside Surgeon General Nadja West. The outing was part of a COLE/Coach K conference hosted by the Duke Business School.
A Feagin Leadership Team won the Shelton Golf Invitational Tournament hosted by the NC State Foundation for the fifth straight year in a row on Thursday, October 12. The tournament supports the General Hugh Shelton Leadership Center's educational programs and scholarships. The tournament theme was Honoring Those Who Serve, and the event recognized veterans, National Guard, Reserve, and active duty military personnel, as well as those who support our troops and their families.
Kevin Anderson, Mary In-Ping Huang Cobb, Rathnayaka M. Gunashingha, Nathan H. Waldron, Andrew Atia, James R. Bailey, Joseph P. Doty, Jane H. Boswick-Caffrey, and Dean C. Taylor published the article, Improving Medical Leadership Education through the Feagin Leadership Program, in the International Journal of Medical Education to describe the Feagin Leadership Program and how it has addressed the dearth of physician-leaders in the American healthcare system.
We invite you to read and shrae the open-access article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/28817379
Rizwan Ahmed, MD, FL'17 was awarded Best Research Presentation at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) for his presentation, "Here Comes More Sun Shine: Industry's Payments to Plastic Surgeons." Dr. Ahmed's presentation was selected out of more than 100 other presentations.
Dr. Maria Noviani has garnered outstanding academic achievements throughout her medical career, including the Feng Po Shii Award in 2014, the Goh Foundation Research award in 2014, the American Heart Association Scholarship in Cardiovascular Disease in 2014, and Best Oral Presentation Award at the 2015 ISERD International Conference on Medical Health Sciences in Singapore.
What may set her apart even more so, however, is her deep commitment to addressing health inequity around the world, from Indonesia to Singapore.
We invite you to read her piece detailing her experiences and motivations: https://www.duke-nus.edu.sg/admissions-blog/content/paying-it-forward