Duke Pediatrics Faculty Among Leadership for $47 Million Award for Translational Research
October 24, 2013
The DTMI has been awarded a five-year grant of more than $47 million from the NIH to help speed biomedical research advances to patient care.
Breast Milk Protein May be Key to Protecting Babies from HIV Infection
October 21, 2013
A substance in breast milk that neutralizes HIV and may protect babies from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been identified for the first time by researchers at Duke Medicine.
Kinney Receives Duke Medical Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award
October 17, 2013
At a dinner reception on October 17, 2013, Thomas R. Kinney, the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, was awarded a Distinguished Faculty Award by the Duke Medical Alumni Association. [Video]
Reuter-Rice Named a 2013 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation 'Nurse Faculty Scholar'
September 16, 2013
Karin Reuter-Rice, PhD, CPNP-AC, FCCM, is one of just 12 nursing educators to win a highly competitive grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) this year.
Rehder Receives 2013 Children's Hospital Association Pediatric Quality Award
August 22, 2013
Kyle Rehder, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Critical Medicine, was selected by by a panel of hospital peers and international health care experts to receive a 2013 Children’s Hospital Association (CHA) Pediatric Quality Award.
Effects of Purging Tumor Cells From Stem Cells in Patients Transplanted for High-Risk Neuroblastoma
July 25, 2013
Researchers have reported the effect of selectively removing tumor cells from blood stem cells before they are transplanted back into patients.
Documenting Medicine to Understand Patients
June 27, 2013
According to John Moses, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Primary Care Pediatrics, most of the information practitioners need to care for patients is contained in their stories.
Duke and WakeMed Forge Pediatrics Partnership
June 26, 2013
Duke Medicine and WakeMed Health & Hospitals are partnering to form a collaboration in pediatric healthcare that will significantly enhance the care of children in Wake County and beyond.
Maestro Care Go-Live
June 22, 2013
Review information to learn more about what to expect during the Maestro Care implementation, how to prepare in the remaining days, and resources to support your transition to the new system.
Duke Medicine Appoints New Chief Information Officer
June 13, 2013
Jeffrey Ferranti, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, has been appointed Duke Medicine's Chief Information Officer and Vice President for Medical Informatics.
Duke Children's Ranked in "U.S. News" Best Children's Hospitals 2013-2014
June 11, 2013
U.S. News & World Report has released the 2013-14 Best Children's Hospitals rankings of America's top pediatric facilities in 10 pediatric specialties. was ranked among the top 50 nationally in all 10 areas of specialty.
DeRienzo Wins 2013 Snyderman Award for GME Research
May 20, 2013
Christopher DeRienzo, MD, MPP, now completing the second year of a three-year neonatology fellowship, has won the 2013 Ralph Snyderman, MD, GME Research Award.
After Brain Injury, New Astrocytes Play Unexpected Role in Healing
April 24, 2013
The production of a certain kind of brain cell that had been considered an impediment to healing may actually be needed to staunch bleeding and promote repair after a stroke or head trauma, researchers at Duke Medicine report.
John Sleasman Named Chair of the Division of Allergy and Immunology
April 23, 2013
Joseph St. Geme, MD, Chair of the Duke Department of Pediatrics, announced today that John W. Sleasman, MD, Robert A. Good Endowed Chair of Immunology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of South Florida College of Medicine, will join the Duke School of Medicine as Chair of the Department of Pediatrics.
Duke Students Deliver Health Care in Rural Honduras
April 9, 2013
A team of Duke nursing and medical students, led by Dennis Clements, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of Primary Care Pediatrics, saw more than 400 patients at a clinic in rural Honduras last week.
Kinney to Receive Duke Medical Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award
March 14, 2013
Thomas R. Kinney, MD, the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair of the Department of Pediatrics, will receive the 2013 Duke Medical Alumni Distinguished Faculty Award during this year’s Medical Alumni Weekend, scheduled for October 17-20.
Cheifetz Selected to Be Interim Chair of the Department of Pediatrics
February 11, 2013
Ira Cheifetz, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Chief of the Division of Critical Medicine, has agreed to become the Interim Chair of the Duke Department of Pediatrics, effective July 1, 2013.
Stop Typecasting Overweight Kids
January 28, 2013
Sarah Armstrong, MD, Director of the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, discussed the innovative program, which is aimed at both children and their families.
Will Zebrafish Transform Medicine?
January 17, 2013
Nicholas Katsanis, PhD, said that since 2010, Duke researchers have made zebrafish models for 20 children and found "stone-cold causal or very strong leads" for their problems.
Kids Care / CMNH Research Grants
January 17, 2013
Each year a substantial portion of the net proceeds from the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals fund raising is allocated to the Kids Care / Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) Research Grant funds managed by the Department of Pediatrics.
An End to Odysseys
January 1, 2013
For many of us, having our genomes in hand today isn’t likely to make any profound difference in our lives, but Duke geneticists have found that for children and their families affected by rare and mysterious genetic diseases, early indications are a completely different story.
Rare Genetic Disorder Causes Muscle Weakness
October 11, 2012
Edward Smith, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Pediatric Neurology, said the most promising research for spinal muscular atrophy is in the area of gene therapy.
Anti-cancer Drug Fights Immune Reaction in Some Infants With Pompe Disease
October 11, 2012
Adding a third anti-cancer agent to a current drug cocktail appears to have contributed to dramatic improvement in three infants with the most severe form of Pompe disease.
FDA Approves DUCORD Product from Duke for Stem Cell Transplants
October 8, 2012
Duke University School of Medicine has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration to market DUCORD, a stem cell product derived from umbilical cord blood, for use in transplants between unrelated donors and recipients.
Children Underrepresented in Drug Studies
October 1, 2012
The number of clinical trials enrolling children is far lower than for adults, and the scope of research is also narrower, according to an analysis of public-access data conducted by researchers at Duke University.
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month
September 6, 2012
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and we are reminded that this once deadly disease now has an overall cure rate of 80 percent.
Duke Researcher Receives Grant for Sarcoma Research
August 24, 2012
A grant awarded to Corinne Linardic, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, willl help fund studies examining a pediatric cancer that strikes the soft tissue.
Top Doctors 2012
August 24, 2012
Twenty-seven Duke Children’s doctors were recognized as Top Doctors by U.S. News & World Report in 2012. Doctors across the country nominated their peers as those who they believe are the most worthy of referral. The most important criterion for physician selection was excellence in patient care.
Duke Researchers Find Gene Mutation for Childhood Disorder
August 2, 2012
Every person has genetic mutations. Most have no harmful effects, but some can lead to disabling disorders. Duke researchers recently identified a gene mutation for a disorder that is commonly misdiagnosed in children as epilepsy.
Infectious Diseases Fellowship Opportunities
July 25, 2012
There is currently a fully-funded opening for training in the Duke Pediatrics infectious diseases fellowship beginning July 1, 2013. This opening is made available through an NICHD T32 training grant.
Targeted Gene Therapy Enhances Treatment for Pompe Disease
June 25, 2012
Gene therapy to replace the protein missing in Pompe disease can be effective if the patient's immune system does not react against the therapy.
Duke Children's Ranked in "U.S. News" Best Children's Hospitals 2012-2013
June 5, 2012
U.S. News & World Report has released the 2012-13 Best Children's Hospitals rankings of America's top pediatric facilities in 10 pediatric specialties. Duke Children’s Hospital & Health Center was ranked among the top 50 nationally in all 10 areas of specialty.
Newly Discovered Breast Milk Antibodies Help Neutralize HIV
May 23, 2012
Antibodies that help to stop the HIV virus have been found in breast milk. Duke researchers have shown that the B cells in breast milk can generate neutralizing antibodies that may inhibit the virus that causes AIDS.
Zebrafish Study Isolates Gene Related to Autism, Schizophrenia and Obesity
May 16, 2012
What can a fish tell us about human brain development? Researchers at Duke University Medical Center transplanted a set of human genes into a zebrafish and then used it to identify genes responsible for head size at birth.
New Treatment Helps Children With Pompe Disease Live Longer
May 8, 2012
Priya S. Kishnani, MD, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Medical Genetics, said in a nationally distributed Ivanhoe Broadcast News item that the Myozyme treatment developed at Duke allows these young patients "to have dreams, to be able to go to school, to ride a bicycle, to celebrate birthdays."
Sequencing Works in a Clinical Setting to Help Get a Diagnosis
May 8, 2012
Advanced high-speed gene-sequencing has been used in the clinical setting to find diagnoses for seven children out of a dozen who were experiencing developmental delays and congenital abnormalities for mysterious reasons.
Duke and WakeMed Team Up on Pediatric Care
April 23, 2012
Duke Children's Subspecialty Clinic on the Duke Raleigh Hospital campus is moving to a new site adjacent to WakeMed's campus in Raleigh.
Katsanis Receives 2012 E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics
March 9, 2012
Nico Katsanis, PhD, Jean and George Brumley, Jr. Professor of Cell Biology and Pediatrics and Director of the Duke Center for Human Disease Modeling will receive the E. Mead Johnson Award for Research in Pediatrics at the 2012 Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting in Boston this April.
Office of Pediatric Education Receives APA Teaching Program Award
February 22, 2012
The Office of Pediatric Education recently received the 2012 Academic Pediatric Association Teaching Program Award.
Experimental Procedure Changes Charlotte Area Girl's Life
February 21, 2012
Joanne Kurtzberg, MD, Professor of Pediatrics, discussed cord blood transfusion for an 11-month-old girl to test its effect on hydrocephalus.
Duke Explores Stem Cell Treatment for Cerebral Palsy
May 17, 2011
Duke researchers are exploring a stem cell treatment that may repair brain damage in children with cerebral palsy at the root of the disease.
Drug Helps Young Sickle Cell Patients
May 17, 2011
Courtney Thornburg, MD, MS, Director of the Pediatric Sickle Cell Clinic, led a national study examining the effectiveness of a drug, hydroxurea, in children as young as one year old.
Spring Faculty Meeting Awards
May 10, 2011
At the annual Spring Faculty Meeting, held at the Doris Duke Garden Center on May 4, 2011, the School of Medicine and School of Nursing at Duke University presented the following awards to Department of Pediatrics faculty.
New National Initiative to Rigorously Study Pediatric Dosing and Safety of Prescription Medicines
September 30, 2010
Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH, Professor of Pediatrics, discusses a new initiative he will lead for the Pediatric Trials Network to examine drugs and dosing information for kids. "Virtually all pediatric use is off-label," and physicians make their best estimate of the proper dose," he said.
What You Should Know About the Flu
September 7, 2010
Tony Moody, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, comments about the H1N1 virus and the vaccine to prevent it.