Career briefs

Aug. 09, 2013 @ 02:59 PM

Durham dealer elected association president
HOMESTEAD, Va. -- Michael Darrow, owner and president of The Auto Finders Inc. in Durham, was elected president of the Carolina's Independent Automobile Dealers Association.
Darrow has sat on the association’s board, holding various positions for the past seven years. He is one of 92 independent dealers nationally recognized as a Certified Master Dealer.
The Auto Finders opened in 1976 as a credit union buying service, and currently partners with more than 45 credit unions in the Carolinas. The business also operates a pre-owned dealership in Durham.
The Carolina’s Independent Automobile Dealers Association is a source in North and South Carolina offering pre-licensing, continuing education and compliance training.

Senior PharmAssist has new board members
DURHAM – Senior PharmAssist, a nonprofit medication assistance and Medicare insurance counseling program in Durham, has five new members on its board of directors.
These volunteers have been elected to serve three-year terms: Edward Caffrey, scientist and retired drug development executive; Kevin Calhoun, church business administrator at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church; Eugene Dauchert, health care attorney with Moore and Van Allen; Rebecca Reyes, coordinator of Latino Health Services at Duke University Health System; and Susan Sorrells, director of clinical development at Grifols.
Senior PharmAssist has elected the following officers for fiscal year 2014: Stephen Dedrick, president; Amy Csorba, vice president; Rosa Nolen, treasurer; and David Cocchetto, secretary.

Director named for N.C. Area Health Education Center Program
CHAPEL HILL – Dr. Warren Newton has been named director of the N.C. Area Health Education Center Program effective Sept. 1, the UNC School of Medicine announced.
Newton will be stepping down from his role as the vice dean for education at the UNC School of Medicine, but will continue to serve as the school’s William B. Aycock Professor and Chair of Family Medicine.
In his role as vice dean for education, Newton has been actively involved with the program and the expansion of opportunities for medical students, residents and practice support across the state.
As a partnership between the University of North Carolina, Duke University, Wake Forest University and East Carolina University, AHEC operates nine centers across the state. With support from North Carolina, the centers provide valuable training opportunities for health care professionals as well as greater access to high quality care, regardless of the ability to pay.