Shaikh wins Physician Leadership Award at Duke Regional Hospital

Congratulations to Sophie Shaikh, MD, MPH, MSc, who recently received the Physician Leadership Award at Duke Regional Hospital (DRH). Dr. Shaikh, is an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health at Duke and has been seeing newborns at Duke Regional Hospital since 2016. She was elected Chair, Department of Pediatrics, Duke Regional Hospital in 2019 and has most recently served as the director of the DRH Newborn Nursery.

New leadership roles for Chung and Jackson

Edward G. Buckley, MD, vice dean for Education, School of Medicine recently announced that Aimee Chung, MD and David Gordon, MD have been selected as new advisory deans. In addition, Joseph Jackson, MD has accepted the role of director of the Office of Student Affairs.

Integrated care model improves child, adolescent access to mental health care

Despite the large number of children and adolescents who meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder, fewer than 20% actually receive the appropriate mental health services because of the limited number of trained clinicians, including child psychiatrists, and multiple barriers to access, particularly in rural populations.

NCDHHS launches new Division of Child and Family Well-Being

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services today announced the launch of the Division of Child and Family Well-Being to help achieve its vision of children who are healthy and who thrive in safe, stable and nurturing families, schools and communities.

Training teens to take COVID vaccine messages to their communities

Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti is a Duke pediatrician who readily acknowledges that she can encourage teens to get vaccinated and give them all the reasons why she thinks they should, but the reality is that their peers are likely to have more influence.