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E.g., 2020-09-29

Faculty Spotlight: Kristin Page, MD, MHS

November 15, 2019
This week’s faculty spotlight shines on Kristin Page, MD, MHS, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Blood and Marrow Transplantation. Page talks to us about how she transitioned from a career as an educator to becoming a physician in pediatric blood and marrow transplantation. She...Read more

2020 Kids Care Grants

November 13, 2019
Each year a portion of the net proceeds from the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) fund raising for the Department of Pediatrics is allocated to the Kids Care Fund. The awards are intended to support patient/family needs, entertainment and educational activities directed at the patients...Read more

Weight-loss surgery for teens who can't lose weight any other way

November 11, 2019
Dr. Sarah Armstrong has a 15-year-old patient who has been going to the weight management clinic at Duke since he was 8 years old. “The parents both have worked with us tirelessly, the family drives an hour to see us, they’ve tired various diets and exercise, and he continues to gain weight,” said...Read more

Home visiting program linked to reductions in child abuse

November 11, 2019
Family Connects, a program in which nurses conduct home visits for newborns and their families, is linked to substantial reductions in child maltreatment investigations in children’s earliest years, according to new research from Duke University. Program participants had 44 percent lower rates of...Read more

Steinbach named Medical Director of CCRU

November 10, 2019
Coleen Cunningham, MD , Professor of Pediatrics, Pathology and Global Health and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Pediatrics, recently announced the appointment of William J. Steinbach, MD , Samuel L. Katz Professor of Pediatrics, Chief of the Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases,...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Michael Paul Carboni, MD

November 8, 2019
For Michael Carboni, MD, the call to medicine was a multi-step process but his specialty interest was always cardiology beginning in dissection labs in high school and college. In this week’s faculty spotlight, Carboni talks about his love of technology, engineering and biological sciences; how he...Read more

Freemark receives 2019 Distinguished Faculty Award

November 8, 2019
Michael Freemark, MD'76 is a 2019 recipient of Duke Medical Alumni Association's Distinguished Faculty Award. He is an internationally known pediatric endocrinologist who has made seminal discoveries in fields including obesity and childhood malnutrition, pediatric diabetes, intermediary metabolism...Read more

Fall daylight saving: making the most of the extra hour

November 1, 2019
If you’re a parent of a young child, daylight saving time can be a real challenge. During the fall, everyone sets the clock back by one hour, allowing for an extra hour of sleep. But for parents, they get an extra hour of. . .well. . .nothing. Children don’t abide by the clock on the wall--they are...Read more

AAP guidelines promote access to pediatric metabolic, bariatric surgery

October 31, 2019
A new AAP policy statement offered ways for pediatricians to improve access to metabolic and bariatric surgery for pediatric and adolescent patients who qualify for the procedures. The AAP also suggested steps that could be taken by government, health and academic medical centers, as well as public...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Kristin E.D. Weimer, MD, PhD, MHS

October 31, 2019
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Kristin E.D. Weimer, MD, PhD, MHS. Weimer talks to us about how she always knew she wanted to be a doctor and how she fell in love with neonatology during her rotations at Duke. She also talks about her research focused on preventing and/or identifying CMV...Read more

A mysterious death, a genetic clue and the lifelong quest for answers

October 25, 2019
The evening before he died, Hogan Teem stayed in. It was December 12, 2012, and the teenager played cards with his mother at their home in Clayton, North Carolina. His girlfriend spent Wednesdays with her family, and card games had become a weekly tradition. This time they settled down to a session...Read more

Developing a flu vaccine: the strain of developing so many strains

October 25, 2019
Vaccine development expert Dr. Tony Moody explains why creating a universal flu vaccine—which protects against all strains of the virus—is so difficult, and how researchers at Duke are addressing this challenge. Listen to the podcast Dr. Moody is an associate professor in the Department of...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Sameer Shantaram Kamath, MD, MBBS

October 25, 2019
For Sameer Kamath, MD, MBBS, the call to critical care medicine came from his love of acute care and his fascination with human physiology. In this week’s Faculty Spotlight, Kamath talks about the importance teamwork and the ability to deal with any scenario at a moment’s notice. He also shares his...Read more

Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Scholars Program

October 25, 2019
The Children's Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) is working to create a robust coalition of multidisciplinary investigators focused on developing innovative approaches to identify and modulate early life factors that impact lifelong health and well-being. As part of this mission, the CHDI...Read more

Safe and sound: preventing and addressing bullying behaviors

October 23, 2019
Bullying is a prevalent problem and a ubiquitous concern among parents. Whether physical or verbal aggression, behind-the-scenes rumormongering, or online attacks, bullying can have wide-ranging and substantial consequences. Instead of fostering a sense of specialness among children, personal...Read more