The purpose of Thematic Research Programs is to encourage researchers to become more involved in interdisciplinary and cooperative research initiatives. These programs encourage physicians and scientists from different domains to cooperate in cutting edge research with their peers throughout the Duke University research community and beyond.
The Duke Center for Pediatric Lung Disease is a unique resource within the Department of Pediatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine, offering exceptional opportunities for collaborations between clinicians, scientists, epidemiologists, and research staff. Under the leadership of Judith A. Voynow, MD, the goals of the Center are to increase knowledge of the causes and mechanisms of pediatric lung diseases, to develop innovative approaches to the diagnosis and treatment of these diseases, and to provide an outstanding training environment for medical and graduate students, residents, and fellows. Areas of pediatric lung research currently include cystic fibrosis, bronchopulmonary dysplasia, asthma, and the pulmonary complications of environmental pollutants. More>>
The multi-center International Pediatric Fungal Network (PFN) was created to gain a complete understanding of the scope and character of pediatric fungal infections in order to improve the care of our patients. The primary mission of the PFN is to increase the knowledge of pediatric invasive fungal infections and discern any undescribed characteristics or outcomes unique to pediatric patients through a coordinated network of scientific investigation. More>>