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Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Workshop Series

February 15, 2020
The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosts the Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Workshop Series, which provides learning opportunities, resources, and networking for all faculty at Duke. Each month, faculty meet with their peers, experts, and key campus leaders to discuss and...Read more

Celebrate Duke's Presidential Award Winners

February 15, 2020
In the chaotic aftermath of the deadly gas explosion that rocked downtown Durham on April 10, 2019, Ellen Medearis , vice president for Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs, saw the depth of the bond between members of her team. Moments earlier, they’d been working in the unit’s offices,...Read more

2020 Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award--Request for Nominations

February 13, 2020
The Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion established the Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the Duke University School of Medicine community. This award is...Read more

Duke Children's Community Symposium: Update on Rheumatology

February 13, 2020
The Duke Children's Community Symposium is a conference designed to update providers on meaningful clinical problems in the care of children. Each session addresses a different topic in pediatric care, bringing together providers ranging from medical and surgical specialty disciplines to primary...Read more

Alumni Spotlight: Anne Marie Valente, MD

February 10, 2020
In this issue, our Alumni Spotlight shines on Anne Marie Valente, MD; section chief, Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension Program; associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and fellowship director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Senior...Read more

Bite-sized success made possible by teamwork, communication

February 7, 2020
Since 2005, the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality has offered TeamSTEPPS training , a course designed to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Now, they've found a way to bring some of those vital trainings from the one- to two-day courses, to Duke...Read more

Duke Pediatrics ranks first nationwide in NIH funding

February 6, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Duke Department of Pediatrics moved to NUMBER 1 on the list of NIH research grant funding for pediatrics clinical science departments with a total of $55,619,016 for 2019; an increase of more than 15 million compared to 2018! Four of our investigators were ranked...Read more

Duke Pediatrics to partner with Durham community to promote literacy

February 4, 2020
From March 2 to 6, 2020, the Duke Department of Pediatrics will celebrate its second annual literacy week. The celebration coincides with National Read Across America Day on March 2 in recognition of Dr. Seuss's birthday. During this week, the department will host a variety of activities to...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH

January 31, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, and chief of the Division of Quantitative Sciences. Hornik talks to us about his research focused on applying clinical pharmacology, biostatistics,...Read more

Photo Days 2020

January 30, 2020
You are invited to get a free professional photo of yourself. Duke University Hospital and the Department of Medicine are partnering to offer profile photo days open to all Duke Health providers, trainees, researchers, students, and anyone who needs an up-to-date professional head shot. 1. Arrive...Read more

Poliovirus therapy shows potential as cancer vaccine in lab studies

January 30, 2020
A modified form of poliovirus, pioneered at Duke Cancer Institute as a therapy for glioblastoma brain tumors, appears in laboratory studies to also have applicability for pediatric brain tumors when used as part of a cancer vaccine. In preclinical studies using mice and human cancer cells, an...Read more

2019-2020 Resident Research Grants

January 30, 2020
The Resident Research Grants were created to prepare and mentor residents for careers in academic pediatrics, enhance departmental scholarly productivity, and provide support for residents to present their results at local, regional, and national meetings. The scholarly activity supported by the...Read more

Statement on Discrimination and Harassment

January 29, 2020
On January 29, 2020, Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer sent the following message to the Duke community: Dear Duke Colleagues, Duke University is committed to creating and maintaining a positive environment where all members of the community can...Read more