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E.g., 2020-08-03

In pandemic, experts offer ways to help vulnerable Hispanic communities

June 10, 2020
More resources and health protections are critical to protect Hispanic communities – many filled with essential workers – during the ongoing pandemic, three Duke health experts said Wednesday. These resources range from simple public health education targeting their communities to paid sick leave,...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Trevor Burt, MD

June 5, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Trevor Burt, MD, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. Burt talks to us about how he gravitated toward pediatrics early in med school – but was drawn to neonatology during his junior year of residency where he got to attend and...Read more

A whirlwind for a Duke doctor's dog after COVID-19 test

June 3, 2020
Winston the pug has always been a cuddly companion for Duke pediatrician Heather Seabury McLean and her family. He joined the family in 2018 as a playmate for the family’s other pug, who is 13. Now two-and-a-half years old, Winston is always quick to kiss faces and sit on laps. The comforting...Read more

Cultivating Collaborations

May 28, 2020
The Duke Department of Pediatrics is committed to creating community through collaboration. Many of our faculty and trainees are currently engaged in collaborative efforts across the University as well as with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH), among many others. Here we...Read more

Duke Faculty Member and NCSP Scholar Published in Pediatrics Journal

May 28, 2020
Duke Pediatrics faculty member and National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) scholar, Rushina Cholera, MD, PhD , was recently published in the journal Pediatrics for her op-ed on COVID-19’s impact on children in immigrant families. As a pediatric resident at the University of North Carolina –...Read more

Turner chosen to lead ABP Competency-Based Medical Education

May 28, 2020
The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) has selected David A. Turner, MD , to be Vice President for Competency-Based Medical Education (CBME), beginning Sept. 9, 2020. Turner will succeed Carol L. Carraccio, MD, MA, who will retire June 30. As part of this transition, he will be continuing his...Read more

Remembering Dr. Thomas Kinney, MD

May 27, 2020
Thomas Kinney, MD, passed away on May 25, 2020. Listing all he has done would be impossible; the legacy and impact he leaves at Duke as a champion in the field of children’s healthcare is exceptional. Dr. Kinney was the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics in the School of...Read more

Deel selected to receive Strong Start Award

May 23, 2020
Michael D. Deel, MD , assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, has been selected to receive a 2020 Physician-Scientist “Strong Start” award. The School of Medicine created the awards program in 2016, funded with a gift from the Duke Endowment, to support promising,...Read more

Patient's mom illustrates inspiring quotes for pediatric unit

May 22, 2020
While visiting her son at Duke University Hospital's pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, one mother would take out her drawing pad and begin Bible journaling. It's a practice that involves writing and illustrating inspirational religious quotes. “I wanted to deck out his room in color and make...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for April 2020

May 22, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of April 2020. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Coleen Cunningham, MD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from U.S. Department of Health and Human...Read more


May 17, 2020
The School of Medicine has assembled a “SWAT Team” of individuals in various research support offices to facilitate proposal preparation and submission for investigators who seek funding for COVID-19 research. We anticipate a significant increase in funding available for COVID-19 research. During...Read more