National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute

North Carolina--A Rural Model for Life Long TB Education
Carol D. Hamilton, M.D., Duke Medical Center

Fifth Funding Cycle
07/01/97 - 06/30/02


The goals of this application are to: a) improve existing Duke University Medical Center curricula so that upon completion of their training clinical trainees will be better informed about the prevention, management, and control of TB; know where to obtain continuing medical education about TB; and understand the role of local health departments in the management of TB infection and disease; b) develop curricula and educational interventions that can be customized and used in similar regions of the U.S.; c) improve Duke's effectiveness in teaching practicing clinicians about TB in this region and provide them with effective life-long educational resources; d) improve the care of TB patients at Duke by establishing consistent diagnostic and therapeutic practices; and e) develop and teach computer-based distance learning modalities that are versatile, simple to update, and easily integrated into current curricula.

For more information please contact:
Carol D. Hamilton, M.D.
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Internal Medicine
Duke Medical Center, Box 3306
Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 684-3279
FAX: (919) 681-7494

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