From the Chair
In a year like no other, I have been honored to serve alongside the faculty, staff, trainees, and students of the Duke Department of Family Medicine & Community Health. Since the onset of the pandemic, we have been deeply involved in the Duke University Health System and Duke University response to COVID-19. We coordinated activities across the department and participated in multiple key partnerships across the university, our county, and our state. Dedication, advocacy, equity, justice, service, respect, love—these are lived values of the people of Duke Family Medicine & Community Health. Take a look at our brief “time capsule” video and click through 2021 Perspective to get a sense of how we worked together with tireless dedication to serve our patients, learners, communities, and each other in pursuit of better health for all. Looking back over the year, I am grateful to the Department of Family Medicine & Community Health faculty, staff, trainees, and students for all they have done.
Anthony Viera, MD, MPH
Professor and Chair
Department of Family Medicine & Community Health