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New and competing renewal awards for November 2018

December 7, 2018
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of November 2018. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals. Dwight D. Koeberl (Medical Genetics) received an award from Baebies Inc. in the amount of $20,710 for a...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Emily Sterrett, MD

December 7, 2018
This week’s faculty spotlight shines on emergency medicine physician Emily Sterrett, MD. Sterrett talks to us about how she became interested in pediatric emergency medicine from a very young age, her desire to work where she could grow a quality improvement program, and her recollections about her...Read more

Research Staff Spotlight: Ashley Dellinger

December 3, 2018
Ashley Dellenger has been working in the Department of Pediatrics for just over three years, and is currently a grants and contracts administrator. Each day, she provides excellent service to department faculty, managing all aspects of grants, including pre-award, post-award, and close-out. Faculty...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Kyle Rehder, MD

November 28, 2018
This week’s faculty spotlight shines on critical care physician Kyle Rehder, MD. Rehder talks to us about how he became interested in critical care medicine, the impact of his training at Duke, his current research interests, and his interests outside work. How long have you been at Duke? How did...Read more

Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Seminar Series

November 28, 2018
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

Weight likely cause for one-fourth of asthma cases in kids with obesity

November 26, 2018
DURHAM, N.C. - A study including health data for more than 500,000 children in the U.S. suggests obesity might be to blame for about a quarter (23 to 27 percent) of asthma in children who are obese. This could mean about 10 percent of all kids ages 2 to 17 with asthma -- almost 1 million children...Read more

Reimagining Medicine

November 26, 2018
A few years after becoming a doctor, Ray Barfield faced a crisis. He could handle the long hours and difficult decisions facing a pediatric oncologist. He felt confident in his mastery of biology and his growing diagnostic skills. Yet none of that helped when he sat down with a young mother to tell...Read more

2019 Duke Physician-Scientist Symposium

November 15, 2018
The second annual Duke Physician-Scientist Symposium will be held on January 9, 2019 in the Trent-Semans Center Great Hall, from 1pm to 7pm. The goal of the event is to bring together physician-scientists from all career levels for a scientific and career development symposium and to celebrate the...Read more

Landstrom wins AHA Early Career Investigator Award

November 15, 2018
Andrew P. Landstrom, MD, PhD, an assistant professor of pediatrics, in the Division of Cardiology, has received the Early Career Investigator Award from the American Heart Association’s (AHA) Council on Cardiovascular Disease in the Young (CVDY) one of its scientific divisions. Landstrom is a...Read more

Battling Brain Injury: The parents and the babies

November 15, 2018
When Molly was pregnant with her third child, she and her husband came in for a routine 18-week scan. They were told that due to an issue with the placenta, it was likely their baby would be born early. “We figured it would be 36 weeks,” she said. “Never in our wildest dreams did we imagine having...Read more

TriCEM and CHDI award pilot project funding

November 13, 2018
The Triangle Center for Evolutionary Medicine (TriCEM) and the Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative (CHDI) are pleased to announce the awardees of the 2019 TriCEM-CHDI Pilot Research Grants. Applicants were asked to submit proposals focused on evolutionary medicine, broadly interpreted to...Read more

Duke launches Project HOPE1000

November 9, 2018
Project Hope1000, a new Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) research study led by Sallie Permar, MD, PhD , professor of pediatrics, molecular genetics and microbiology, and immunology, and associate dean of physician-scientist development for the Duke University School of Medicine,...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for October 2018

November 9, 2018
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of October 2018. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Klaus-Georg Werner (Neurology) received an award from the University of Alabama (National Institutes...Read more

Spotlight: Peter Malinosky

November 9, 2018
Peter Malinosky doesn’t like to change flat tires, but he was happy to help a coworker who discovered one after her shift. Malinosky, a senior business manager in the Department of Pediatrics, saw Mary Cooter struggling to get the lug nuts off of her flat tire after work, and he jumped right into...Read more