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E.g., 2019-02-17

Duke Pediatrics ranks second nationwide in NIH funding

February 14, 2019
We are pleased to announce that the Duke Department of Pediatrics has once again been ranked second nationally on the list of NIH research grant funding for pediatrics clinical science departments with a total of $39,483,376 for 2018. Notably, three of our investigators were ranked among the top 20...Read more

Four receive Clinical Innovation Grants

February 13, 2019
The following Department of Pediatrics faculty received Clinical Innovation Grants (formerly known as Duke Children's Gala Awards) for their projects specifically focused on innovation priorities, including new care delivery models, innovating the pediatric patient experience, and engaging non-Duke...Read more

Duke Children's Community Symposium: Update on Pediatric Obesity

February 12, 2019
Please join us for the first Duke Children's Community Symposium on Saturday, February 23, 2019 in Durham, NC. This continuing medical education event will be an update on management of pediatric obesity conducted by physicians in the Duke Health System. Topics will include pediatric obesity...Read more

Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Seminar Series

February 12, 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

Faculty Spotlight: Michael D. Deel, MD

February 8, 2019
This week’s faculty spotlight shines on Michael Deel, MD , assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology-Oncology. Deel talks to us about how he transitioned from a career as a civil engineer to becoming a physician-scientist in pediatric hematology-oncology and his particular...Read more

Becker named Vice Chair for Faculty Development

February 7, 2019
Mara L. Becker, MD, MSCE, has been named vice chair for faculty development and associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Rheumatology, effective July 15, 2019. This new position will specifically focus on mentoring faculty and trainees at all levels, targeting opportunities for...Read more

Message from the Chair for Winter 2019 Alumni News

February 7, 2019
Dear Friends, It is my pleasure to share with you the winter 2019 issue of the Duke University Department of Pediatrics Alumni Organization e-newsletter. During the period since the last newsletter, our outstanding faculty, staff, trainees and students have made extraordinary achievements in all...Read more

Alumni Spotlight: Chris DeRienzo, MD

February 5, 2019
Chris DeRienzo, MD, Chief Quality Officer for Mission Health, is among Modern Healthcare’s 2018 class of "Up and Comers". Modern Healthcare, the leader in healthcare business news, research and data, annually honors emerging leaders who are 40 years of age or younger, who have made significant...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for October 2018 to January 2019

February 5, 2019
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics for the months of October through December 2018. Congratulations to these faculty on their awards and best wishes to them in their investigative work. October 2018 November 2018 December 2018 January...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for January 2019

February 5, 2019
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of January 2019. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals. Debra L. Best (Primary Care) received an award from Duke Endowment in the amount of $269,404 for a research...Read more

Actus begins gene therapy trial for Pompe disease

February 1, 2019
Actus Therapeutics, a privately held portfolio company of Asklepios BioPharmaceutical, Inc. (AskBio), recently announced the dosing of the first patient in a phase 1/2 clinical study of ACTUS-101 in patients with Pompe disease. Pompe disease is a serious disease associated with high morbidity and...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD

January 31, 2019
This week’s faculty spotlight shines on Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology. Landstrom talks to us about how he became interested in becoming a physician-scientist in pediatric cardiology, and his interests in the genetic and molecular...Read more

2019 Duke Student Faculty Show

January 31, 2019
The Duke Medicine Student Faculty Show is an entirely student written, produced, and performed musical show that benefits a local Durham charity of the student body’s choosing. It is performed each spring during Medical Families Weekend . Students work together to find a theme for their show,...Read more