Sunday, June 26, 2011

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Police Search For Attacker In Winston-Salem Stabbing - Winston-Salem News Story - WXII The Triad


My daughter has been going to Project Search for 3 years and this has been the best learning opportunity for her. They work in labs, work with the community, have fun activities etc. I am proud that she is part of this program.

Nothwest AHEC
Serving Alexander, Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Davidson, Davie, Forsyth, Iredell, Rowan, Stokes, Surry, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yadkin counties.


Director of Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
Northwest AHEC
Wake Forest University Health Sciences
Medical Center Blvd.
Winston-Salem, NC 27157-1060
336-713-7714 (fax) 336-713-7701

Featured programs and activities:

Puppet Bunch

Puppet Bunch targets children in grades kindergarten through second grade.  The objective is to introduce children to health careers while breaking down perceived ethnic and gender barriers, through the use of puppets. 

CATCH (Catch A Totally Cool Health Career)

CATCH focuses on third through fifth grade students.  The objective of this program is to introduce children to health careers through the random selection of pre-chosen health careers and the use of props.

Cool People, Cool Careers

Cool People, Cool Careers is designed to introduce students in grades six through eight to health careers.  This is done with the use of props (i.e. two 18” dice, lab coats, mask, etc).

Project SEARCH (Student Education, Awareness, and Recruitment for Careers in Health)

This program is designed to recruit, educate, prepare and enhance the academic qualifications of rising eighth grade students for careers in the health professions.  Students will spend one week in residence on the campus of Wake Forest University and will have daily exposure to the Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Activities include health career presentations, tours, and observations.

Camp MED

Camp MED is a one-week day camp is designed to recruit, educate, and prepare high school students in grades 9-12 in the NW AHEC 17-county region for careers in the health professions. Activities include presentations, tours/observations and clinical experiences.

9-12 CERTL/NW AHEC Mini Fellowship Research Program

This program was designed to increase interest in science and mathematics research among high school students in grades 9-12. CERTL is the Center of Excellence in Research, Teaching and Learning and is a collaborative partner with NW AHEC. The program provides a six-week hands-on research experience with distinguished faculty from Winston-Salem State University and Wake Forest University School of Medicine. Students will develop, design and conduct a science or mathematics research project with the guidance of a faculty mentor.

Biology Summer Enrichment Program

This program was designed to increase the number of underrepresented minority high school students enrolled in Honors Biology.  Students participate in a summer session of Biology 101 on the campus of WFU and then are mentored by WFUSM students.  The student’s progress is also monitored by CERTL and NW AHEC staff throughout the school year.


“Project SEARCH was a definitive influence on my professional career path during the formative stages of my progression through my high school and undergraduate career. It provided me with a valuable hands-on, interactive experience through a general overview of the varied positions within the medical profession. Having the opportunity to see how physicians and other medical staff members simply helped patients in need of their assistance has helped to guide me towards a career in clinical neuropsychology, with similar goals of helping young children, adolescents, and their families understand how various aspects of their brain’s functioning affects their learning and development. Overall, I would say that Project SEARCH and the North Carolina AHEC Program are valuable resources to offer to promising high school students who are the future of the health services professions.”
Northwest AHEC program participant

Many students who have participated in Northwest AHEC programs have gone on to attend colleges and universities including:

  • Appalachian State
  • University
  • Belmont
  • Abbey
  • Campbell
  • University
  • Duke
  • University
  • East Carolina State
  • University
  • Forsyth Technical Community
  • College
  • Gardner-Webb
  • University
  • Lenoir –Rhyne
  • College
  • Liberty
  • University 
  • Morehouse
  • College
  • North Carolina State
  • University
  • North Carolina A&T State
  • University
  • Rowan-Cabarrus Community
  • College
  • Stanley Community College
  • UNC Charlotte
  • UNC-Chapel Hill
  • UNC-Greensboro
  • Western Carolina University Wilkes Community College

Partners in the Northwest AHEC region include:

  • Alexander County Schools
  • Davis Regional Medical Center
  • Alleghany County Schools
  • Alleghany Memorial Hospital
  • Ashe County Schools
  • Ashe Memorial Hospital
  • Avery County Schools
  • Cannon Memorial Hospital
  • Burke County Public Schools
  • Blue Ridge Healthcare System
  • Caldwell County Schools
  • Caldwell Memorial Hospital
  • Newton Conover Schools
  • Frye Regional Medical Center
  • Davidson County Schools
  • Davidson County Community College
  • Lexington Memorial Hospital
  • CFNC
  • Davie County Schools
  • Davie County Hospital
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Novant-Forsyth Medical Center
  • Mooresville Graded Schools
  • Iredell/Statesville Schools
  • Lake Norman Regional Medical Center
  • Rowan Salisbury School System
  • Rowan Regional Medical Center
  • Surry County Schools
  • Stokes County Schools
  • Yadkin County Schools
  • Northern Hospital
  • Wilkes County Schools
  • Wilkes Regional Medical
  • Watauga Medical Center
  • Wilkes Community College
  • Watauga County Schools