Vaccines: The best protection for your kids

The coming COVID vaccine for children ages 5-11 is safe, effective and the best way for parents to protect their kids from the insidious disease, a Duke doctor who led a trial examining the vaccine’s effectiveness said Wednesday.

Faculty Spotlight: Debra Lugo, MD

This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Debra Lugo, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases.

Surana named Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine Director

The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) recently announced that Neil Surana, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics, immunology, and molecular genetics and microbiology in the Duke School of Medicine, will be the next director of the Duke Scholars in Molecular Medicine (DSMM) career development program.

Research finds masks can prevent COVID-19 transmission in schools

A new report issued today by the Duke-led ABC Science Collaborative shows that North Carolina schools were highly successful in preventing the transmission of COVID-19 within school buildings and offers science-based learnings for the nation’s schools to limit COVID-19 spread.

K-12 schools that took precautions had minimal COVID transmission

Danny Benjamin, MD, PhD, MPH, co-chair of the ABC Science Collaborative, recently presented Plan A data to the North Carolina Department of Public Instruction (DPI). The NC Department of Public Instruction has engaged the ABC Science Collaborative to collate, analyze, and interpret COVID-19 data from middle and high schools in Plan A.