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E.g., 2019-09-22
E.g., 2019-09-22

Faculty Spotlight: Karan Ravindra Kumar, MD, MS

September 20, 2019
This week’s faculty spotlight shines on pediatric critical care medicine physician Karan Kumar, MD, MS . Kumar talks to us about how he first became interested in medicine after an eye-opening and heart-warming experience as a volunteer taking care of terminally-ill patients at a home hospice...Read more

NCSP mentor reflects on her time as scholar

September 18, 2019
In 2019, Duke University became the newest site for the National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). Duke welcomed its first cohort in July. Among the Duke clinicians and researchers that are participating in the program as mentors-- Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP , assistant professor of pediatrics,...Read more

Duke Children's Reach Out and Read Program recognized for excellence

September 18, 2019
Two Duke Children's Primary Care Clinics--the Roxboro Street and South Durham locations--recently received the 'High Quality Program' designation from Reach Out and Read. Reach Out and Read is a national, evidence-based initiative that promotes early literacy and school readiness by giving books to...Read more

Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Seminar Series

September 13, 2019
The goal of the Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) is to foster multidisciplinary and innovative research that will positively impact childhood and lifelong health. Efforts in four key research focus areas (genes and biology, physical environment, social and economic factors, and...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for August 2019

September 13, 2019
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of August 2019. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals. Mara L. Becker (Rheumatology) received an award from Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research Alliance...Read more

New federal grant invests $4M to improve early childhood development

September 10, 2019
Positive social-emotional development in early childhood is essential for lifelong health and well-being. When children have safe environments and secure relationships with parents or caregivers, their bodies and brains are fully able to develop complex skills like self-regulation, empathy,...Read more

Duke faculty team awarded ABC Thrive Grant

September 6, 2019
All Babies and Children Thrive (ABC Thrive), an initiative of Bass Connections, has awarded $300,000 over two years to an interdisciplinary team of Duke faculty working to identify opportunities to prevent child maltreatment in the health and social services systems. Elizabeth J. Gifford and...Read more

Turner elected to PCCM Sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics

September 1, 2019
David Turner, MD , associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, was recently elected to the Pediatric Critical Care Medicine sub-board of the American Board of Pediatrics, effective January 2020. The sub-board produces examinations and provides direction for...Read more

Fouda elected to AOA Medical Honor Society

August 30, 2019
Twice a year the Alpha Omega Alpha Medical Honor Society elects a small number of new members. The criteria include scholastic achievement, leadership capabilities, ethical standards, fairness in dealing with colleagues, demonstrated professionalism, achievement and/or potential for achievement in...Read more

Berkman, McDaniel, Morgan and Zackman invited to Lefkowitz Society

August 30, 2019
Amy Berkman, MD , PL-1; Lee McDaniel, MD , PL-1; Andrew Morgan, MD, PhD , MPL-1; and Derek Zackman, MD , PL-2 were recently invited to join the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society. The Lefkowitz Society provides a home for MD and MD/PhD post-graduate trainees who are in the Duke University School of...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Mara Becker, MD, MSCE

August 9, 2019
Mara L. Becker, MD, MSCE , joined the Department of Pediatrics as an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Rheumatology and vice chair for faculty development on July 15, 2019. Her position as vice chair of faculty development will specifically focus on mentoring faculty and trainees...Read more

Duke promotes cleft and craniofacial awareness in Durham

August 7, 2019
On August 5, 2019, Durham's Mayor, Steve Schewel, presented the Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Center with a proclamation to promote cleft and craniofacial awareness in Durham. One of the team’s patients, Marilyn Taylor, a 7-year old Durham County resident, accepted the proclamation along with Jeffrey...Read more