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Duke launches autism research app

October 14, 2015
A team of researchers and software developers from Duke University and the Duke Medical Center has introduced a free iOS app to learn more about autism in young children living around the world. Beginning Thursday, a ResearchKit app called “Autism & Beyond” is being offered from the Apple App...Read more

Boulware, Schanberg, and Thomas Receive PCORI Awards

October 13, 2015
Three Duke faculty members -- Ebony Boulware, Laura Schanberg, and Kevin Thomas -- recently received funding awards from the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI). “These projects were selected for PCORI funding not only for their scientific merit and commitment to engaging patients...Read more

Improving the Pediatric Experience

October 1, 2015
Duke Children’s seeks proposals for projects designed to enhance the existing quality of care provided for our pediatric patients and their families. Specifically, proposals should focus on the following themes: Enhancing the quality of life for children with complex, life-threatening or chronic...Read more

NIH funds pediatric patient-reported outcomes consortium

September 28, 2015
The National Institutes of Health has awarded nearly $144 million in new grants to develop new tools and measures that can be used to investigate more effectively environmental exposures from the womb through later years in a child’s life. These projects will enhance the next phase of research on...Read more

Duke opens center for transgender adolescents

September 21, 2015
Mac and Katy Schafer of Raleigh say they don’t know what they would have done without the help they found at Duke. Their daughter Hunter, who transitioned from male to female as a teenager, needed hormone treatments, and without Duke there would have been nowhere else to go. Deanna Adkins, the...Read more

Cohen-Wolkowiez appointed director for DCRU

September 11, 2015
Michael (Micky) Cohen-Wolkowiez, MD, PhD, an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, has been named director for the Duke Clinical Research Unit (DCRU), one of just a handful of state-of-the-art hospital-based early phase research units in the country. Cohen-...Read more

Milutinovic invited to Lefkowitz Society

August 28, 2015
Pavle Milutinovic, a PGY-2 trainee in the Duke Medicine-Pediatrics Residency program, was recently invited to join the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society. The Lefkowitz Society provides a home for MD and MD/PhD post-graduate trainees who are in the Duke University School of Medicine, including the...Read more

Residents receive poster awards

August 26, 2015
Chris Woll, MD, a third year trainee in the Pediatrics Residency program, recently won first place for his poster entitled, “Hemorrhaging: the Healthcare System vs. the Patient. The Utility of Preoperative Labs in the Pediatric Emergency Department," at the North Carolina Pediatric Society Annual...Read more

ECMO program passes 1,000 patient milestone

August 19, 2015
The extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ECMO) program at Duke University Hospital (DUH) – one of the largest, oldest and most respected in the country – reached a major milestone in July when it treated its 1,000th patient. Much has changed since the program began in 1990, when it saw just six...Read more

Four pediatrics faculty receive ENABLE grants

August 12, 2015
The Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC) is pleased to announce that 25 PDC members from eight clinical departments, including four from the Department of Pediatrics, have received grants to expand their involvement in basic science research. The Enhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment (...Read more

Walter appointed to Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices

July 10, 2015
Chip Emmanuel Walter, MD, MPH, professor of pediatrics (primary care) was recently appointed as a voting member to the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). The ACIP is a group of 15 medical and public health experts who develop recommendations on how to use vaccines to control...Read more

Bloomfield discusses Duke Medicine mobile technology

June 23, 2015
Ricky Bloomfield, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics (hospital medicine) and director of mobile technology strategy for Duke Medicine was featured recently in Duke Today. Bloomfield oversees mobile technology projects for Duke Medicine. He said he became interested in medical informatics during...Read more

Duke becomes nation's ninth Certified Duchenne Care Center

June 15, 2015
Duke Children's has been named a Certified Duchenne Care Center by Parent Project Muscular Dystrophy (PPMD), a nonprofit organization leading the fight to end Duchenne muscular dystrophy (Duchenne). Duke Children's is the ninth center to be certified by PPMD's Certified Duchenne Care Center Program...Read more

Antibody response linked to lower mother-to-child HIV transmission

June 8, 2015
How most babies are protected from acquiring HIV from their infected mothers has been a matter of scientific controversy. Now researchers at Duke Medicine provide new data identifying an antibody response that had long been discounted as inadequate to confer protection. Mother-to-child...Read more

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