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Badger, Braden University Reorganizes Personnel
Ted Badger and Frank Braden,
assistant administrators for patient
services, will leave Duke to accept
new positions at hospitals in
Mississippi and Illinois.
Badger, whose resignation will
become effective July 11, will become
assistant administrator for general
services at Memorial Hospital in
Braden has been named assistant
director of Brokaw Hospital in
Normal, 111. Today is his last day at
Both men began their employment
here in mid-1972.
Badger has served as administrator
for the General Surgical Unit, the
Messenger Service and the Patient
Discharge Unit. He has also been
coordinator of the hospital’s disaster
plan. He is a 1972 graduate of Duke’s
graduate department of health
Braden, who earned a master’s
degree in health administration at
Georgia State University in 1970
assumed his hospital post following
two years in the U.S. Army Signal
Corps. Most recently, he has had
responsibility for the hospital
laundry, the blood bank, physical
therapy and the administration of
medical beds. In addition, he has
been coordinator of the medical
center’s continuing blood drive.
Both Badger and Braden said that
they’re sorry to leave all the good
people with whom they’ve been
associated during their terms of
A reorganization of the University
Personnel Department which
includes a number of changes
involving people and functions has
been announced by Richard L.
Jackson, assistant vice president for
The reorganization, which will be
effective July 1, contains these
* Two Personnel Director
classifications have been established.
They will be filled by Herbert E.
Aikens and Bristol Maggines.
Aikens will be located in the
hospital and will be responsible for
employee relations, training and the
benefits and records functions. The
Hospital Personnel Office is in Room
1160, Yellow Zone. The telephone
numbers are 684-6513 and 684-3424.
Maginnes will be in the personnel
office on the main campus, 2016
Campus Drive, and he will be
responsible for labor relations, wage
and salary and employment. The
telephone number at that office is
Continuing in their present
positions will be Employee Relations
Representatives Wanda Crenshaw
and Gloria McAuley. They will be
located in the Hospital Personnel
Office and their phone number will
A new position, Hospital Training
Director, will be filled Aug. 1. The
person in that position will be Betty
Mcllvane. Jackson said that more
information about her and her
responsibilities would be announced
Sue McDuffie, who has been
training resources assistant, will
continue in that capacity for the main
campus and also will assist in training
programs at the medical center,
* The university’s Benefits and
Records Department, under the
direction of Richard Bindewald, will
be centralized in 160 Bell Building.
The phone numbers will be
684-6086, 684-3033 and 684-6723.
Bindewald will ref>ort on Aikens.
Jackson emphasized that the Bell
Building office will be the
consolidation point for all employee
records — faculty, staff and
bi-weekly—for both the medical
center and the main campus. Those
records previously were housed
partially in the Bell Building, the
Allen Building, in the hospital and on
Coming under Maginees’ direction
—Wage and Salary Director C. W.
(Dick) Weaver, located at 2016
Campus Drive. The phone number b
—Labor Relations Representative A1
Williams, also at 2016 Campus Drive.
The telephone number is 684-3129.
—Employment Manager Robert
New, 2016 Campus Drive.
Telephones are 684-4144 and
684-2015. New is taking over the
Employment Manager position after
having worked as Training Director.
The University Employment Office
(see separate story in this issue of
Intercom) is moving from Erwin Road
to 2016 Campus Drive. To facilitate
that move, the Employment Office
will be closed during the coming
week and will reopen on Campus
Drive July 7.
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VOLUME 22, NUMBER 25
DURHAM, NORTH CAROUNA
In Health Facilitator Program
Root Doctors, Housewives
Become Health Educators
By William Erwin
Edward Glenn doesn’t blink when
he says he can coax a tapeworm out
of your gut with cabbage fumes.
Just inhale the fumes, he says. The
worm gets a whiff of cabbage and
soon will “come easin’ on out; he’s a
Glenn has been treating his
neighbors with home remedies like
this one for almost 50 years. Now,
thanks to a new program at the
medical center, he knows when to
push the herbs aside and send a client
to a doctor or to the nearest
The program is run by the
Department of Community Health
Sciences. It attempts to get the latest
health tips to those not easily reached
through printed media.
To do this, Duke specialists are
teaching local citizens like Edward
Glenn how to be front porch health
educators. The citizens have one
thing in common; their neighbors
turn to them for health advice.
Trainees learn how to recognize
early symptoms of disease. They’re
taught when it’s safe to treat someone
at home and when to refer the person
to a health professional.
Just as important, they discover
how to avoid illness through
moderation in eating, drinking and
The effort is supported by a
three-year grant from the Edna
McConnell Clark Foundation of New
York City. It was conceived by [)r.
Eva Salber, a professor here who has
trained health workers in South
Africa and Boston.
“Most health education programs
are ineffective,” said Dr. Salber.
“They are one-shot deals; they
involve a pamphlet nobody really
reads or a film you see once. Ours is a
continuing program using a ripple
effect to get health messages to
people in the community and to get
feedback from them.”
The ripples can’t spread without
the help of people like Glenn, she
“We doctors don’t realize that
people don’t come to us first when
they have a health problem,” she
said. “They talk it over with someone
Dr. Salber gives these “someones” a
special title—health facilitator.
A Duke survey last year turned up
80 facilitators in two Durham County
communities—one rural, the other
urban. This large group was whittled
down to 15 people. All agreed to
participate in the Duke program
The youngest is a 27-year-old
pharmacy clerk. The oldest is Glenn,
68, a tobacco farmer. Eight are
housewives; one is a mini.ster; two
weie trained as licensed practical
Their special concerns run from
veneral disease to hypertension to
diabetes. Friends seek their advice as
often as 20 times a week.
Program director William Beery
and health education specialist Kthel
Jackson decided what the 15
facilitators needed to know. They
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MEDtCINE IN THE WOODS—Edward Glenn, 68-year-old tobacco farmer, plucks
leaves from a white ash tree in northern Durham County. Glertn says a tea made by
boiling the tree's roots with those of two other plants will cure gonorrhea.