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Pediatrics Grand Rounds
Featuring Vandana Shashi, MD, MBBS, professor of pediatrics
in the Division of Medical
Genetics, presenting "Whole
exome sequencing in pediatric undiagnosed diseases: the Duke Sequencing Clinic experience."
Tuesday, March 3


XII Dialogues in Neonatal-
Perinatal Medicine

Presenting the most recent
advances and controversies
in treatment, research and 
evidence-based medicine in
caring for high-risk neonatal
patients. 
Monday, March 23 
Tuesday, March 24

 

    

SPOTLIGHT

 

Measles vaccine co-creator explains where the fear came from, and why it is unfounded

The Disneyland measles outbreak has drawn attention to the number of people in this country who choose not to vaccinate their children. Samuel Katz, MD, co-creator of the measles vaccine and chairman emeritus of pediatrics at Duke, remembers how the fear of the vaccine all started.

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First contracting human muscle grown in laboratory - Clinicians at Duke Medicine—including Dwight Koeberl, associate professor of pediatrics—are already working on a study to try to correlate efficacy of drugs in patients with the effects on lab-grown muscles.
   
Intestinal strictures linked to anaerobic antimicrobial therapy in infants with necrotizing enterocolitis - Anaerobic antimicrobial therapy is associated with an increased risk of intestinal strictures in premature infants with necrotizing enterocolitis. 
   
Duke physician helped organize cord blood banks Dr. Joanne Kurtzberg, director of the Carolinas Cord Blood Bank at Duke has helped to organize cord blood banks and raise awareness of the need for cord blood donations worldwide.
   
 


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