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E.g., 2020-08-03

Cohen-Wolkowiez and Permar honored with Distinguished Professorships

April 16, 2020
Michael Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD , professor of pediatrics in the Divisions of Infectious Diseases and Quantitative Sciences, and Sallie Permar, MD, PhD , professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, are among nine faculty who have been recognized with Distinguished...Read more

Hurst named Director of Research Initiatives for CHDI

April 16, 2020
Jillian Hurst, PhD , was recently named Director of Research Initiatives for the Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative (CHDI). In this new position, she will provide strategic and operational leadership for research initiatives, research portfolio management, and community engagement...Read more

Maslow shares tips for talking with kids about COVID-19

April 16, 2020
​​​Gary Maslow, MD , is a pediatrician, a child and adolescent psychiatrist, and a parent. “My children have been asking my wife and I about COVID-19," he said. Whether your child asks you directly about the novel coronavirus or not, Maslow said broaching the subject is important. “You want to talk...Read more

Teamwork allows mom to safely visit her baby

April 15, 2020
When visitor restrictions caused a mother of twin babies to face an impossible decision, the team from Duke University Hospital's Intensive Care Nursery (ICN) came up with a safe solution. The babies were born at 28 weeks and received care in the ICN. One was discharged home while the other...Read more

CHDI "Great Minds Think for Kids" Seminar Series

April 10, 2020
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

White selected for 2020 SPR Young Investigator Coaching Program

April 10, 2020
Michelle J. White, MD, MPH , was recently selected by the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) for the 2020 cohort of the Young Investigator Coaching Program. The SPR Young Investigator Coaching Program offers promising new pediatric researchers mentoring opportunities from established national...Read more

Children and COVID-19

April 9, 2020
A curious feature of the new coronavirus is that it rarely causes severe symptoms in children. Some other respiratory viruses, such as influenza and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), are especially dangerous for both the very old and the very young. But this new virus, which can be lethal in the...Read more

Resident Spotlight: Matthew Khayata, MD

April 9, 2020
For Matthew Khayata, MD, a lifelong interest in working with infants, toddlers, and adolescents, combined with the complex, problem-solving nature of neurology led him to pursue a residency in child neurology at Duke. Now during his year with the Neurology Department, he’s rotating throughout our...Read more

SOM to offer Rapid Response Coaching Sessions

April 7, 2020
In an effort to support faculty during this challenging time, the Duke School of Medicine Executive Coaching Progra m will be offering free Rapid Response Group Coaching Sessions via Zoom for SOM faculty. This service will be provided by the Office for Faculty at no charge. Sessions are open to all...Read more

Surana receives 2019 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award

April 3, 2020
Neeraj (“Neil”) Surana, MD, PhD , an assistant professor of pediatrics, immunology, and molecular genetics and microbiology in the School of Medicine, is one of 12 recipients of the 2019 Hartwell Individual Biomedical Research Award, according to The Hartwell Foundation. Surana will receive three...Read more

Duke on the forefront of COVID-19 research

April 2, 2020
As the COVID-19 outbreak expands in our state and around the world, teams throughout Duke's hospitals, clinics, and research labs are actively monitoring and responding to the developing pandemic in countless ways. Duke is mobilizing to care for patients with the highest quality medical care and is...Read more

Duke joins first national effort to test a potential COVID-19 therapy

March 25, 2020
Adults with severe symptoms of the novel illness will have the opportunity to participate Duke University Hospital has joined the first national study to test a potential therapy for COVID-19, giving hospitalized adult patients with significant symptoms an option to participate. The investigational...Read more

A universal flu vaccine in their sights

March 24, 2020
Coronavirus isn't the only deadly virus making the rounds. Duke researchers have been tapped by the federal government to work on a vaccine that could save thousands of lives struck down by flu. A team of Duke University doctors and researchers are racing to stop – or at least dull – the deadly...Read more

Duke University Medical Students celebrate Match Day 2020

March 20, 2020
On Friday, March 20, medical students at Duke celebrated Match Day virtually! The students received envelopes digitally at noon and quickly shared their exciting news on social media and other digital platforms. A total of 115 Duke Med students participated and are headed to some of the nation’s...Read more