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E.g., 2021-01-27

Faculty Spotlight: P. Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS

October 2, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Brian Smith, MD, MPH, MHS, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology and Quantitative Sciences. Smith talks to us about his research as principal investigator of the Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Coordinating...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Heather Ann Van Mater, MD

September 26, 2020
Heather Van Mater, MD is a pediatric rheumatologist, with a particular affinity for the central nervous system. In this week’s Spotlight interview, she talks about her role as co-director of the Pediatric Autoimmune Brain Disease (ABD) program, where she works closely with colleagues in neurology...Read more

2020 Flu Season: What to Know

September 25, 2020
The 2020 flu season is upon us and like many, we have concerns and questions. We talked to Tony Moody, MD for answers. Dr. Tony Moody is an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases and professor of immunology at Duke University Medical Center. He is the director of...Read more

New Duchenne muscular dystrophy drug shows benefit in Duke trial

September 25, 2020
DURHAM, N.C. -- A new drug offers hope for young boys with the progressive neuromuscular disease Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) by potentially offering an alternative to high-dose glucocorticoids that have significant side effects. Interim results from a 24-month clinical trial at Duke Health...Read more

Remembering Catherine Wilfert, MD

September 20, 2020
Catherine M. Wilfert, MD, died on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Dr. Wilfert graduated with distinction from Stanford University and summa cum laude from Harvard Medical School as one of five women in her class in 1958. She was a professor of pediatrics and microbiology and division chief of pediatric...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for August 2020

September 20, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of August 2020. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Sarah Armstrong, MD (Primary Care) and Ashley Skinner, PhD (Population Health Sciences), received an...Read more

Routh named new Medical Director of Children's Surgery

September 20, 2020
Henry Rice, MD , professor of surgery and chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, professor of pediatrics, and research professor of global health, will be stepping down as medical director of Children's Surgery to focus on his expanding research responsibilities. Rice currently leads two large,...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Patsy Park, MD

September 18, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Patsy Park, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology. Park talks to us about her responsibilities as a pediatric cardiologist who also specializes in fetal cardiology and the wide range of patients she sees in the course of a...Read more

Deel receives Hyundai Scholar Hope Award

September 11, 2020
Michael Deel, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, recently received a 2020 Hyundai Scholar Hope Award from Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW). The official grant presentation was conducted via a virtual handshake ceremony on September 9 to coincide with National...Read more

Back to school supply drive

September 11, 2020
Too many children will return to the classroom without the basic supplies they need to succeed. To help students and teachers, the Pediatrics Resident Diversity and Inclusion Committee conducted its annual school supply drive, encouraging faculty, staff and trainees to donate. The drive, which ran...Read more

Remembering Malcolm Henderson Rourk, Jr, MD

September 7, 2020
Malcolm Henderson Rourk, Jr, MD , died on Friday, September 4. Dr. Rourk was an assistant professor of pediatrics from 1971 - 2002 and an assistant professor of family medicine and community health from 1994 – 1995 at Duke University Medical Center. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College...Read more

Blaming college students for COVID outbreaks is unfair

September 5, 2020
As the pandemic enters fall, much attention has focused on the return of young people to college campuses. Quickly, and perhaps predictably, infection clusters emerged on multiple campuses, leading many colleges and universities to retreat into entirely virtual offerings. The blame game has been...Read more