UF AHEC Program Office

The UF AHEC Program is administered through the Office of the Senior Vice President, Health Affairs at the University of Florida. Established in 1990 to coordinate the development and administration of an AHEC organizational infrastructure throughout a 37-county service area, the Program Office today continues to actively facilitate the linking of academic health resources with the needs found in north Florida's underserved communities. The large number of community-based activities required in fulfilling these objectives are conducted by the AHEC Centers (see below).

2750 NW 43rd Street, Suite 102
Gainesville, FL 32606-7486
Tel. (352) 273-8530
Fax (352) 392-1022

Program Director:
Barbara Richardson, Ph.D., R.N., Program Director

Medical Clinical Training Director:
Robert Hatch, M.D., M.P.H., Medical Clinical Training Director

Brenda Bourie, AS, ISM, IT Specialist
Cynthia Freeman, MBA, HCM, Coordinator, Administrative Services
Robert Gallagher, Student Assistant
Debbie Hawkins, MA, Associate Director
Kathy Nichols, MS, CHES, Assistant Director
Syraj Syed, MA,MC, Tobacco Education Coordinator
Art Watson, MS, IT Expert / LAN Administrator
Carl Watts, Fiscal Assistant

The Centers


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