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Faculty Spotlight: Reeti Kumar, MD

October 23, 2020
For Reeti Kumar, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Nephrology, the call to pediatrics came from her love of working with children and the challenge of filling multiple roles as a child advocate, parent educator, clinician, and scientist. In this week’s Faculty Spotlight,...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Kevin Hill, MD, MS

October 16, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Kevin Hill, MD, an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology. Hill talks to us about his clinical responsibilities in the cardiac cath lab and pediatric cardiac ICU. He also explains how he become interested in pediatrics and cardiology...Read more

DCRI selected as U.S. Coordinating Center for NIH ACTIV-1 trial

October 16, 2020
The DCRI has been selected by Technical Resources International, Inc. (TRI), a clinical research organization based in Bethesda, MD, as the U.S. Coordinating Center for ACTIV-1, a master protocol that will initially examine three immune modulators that may prevent the overactive immune response...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Brian H. Eichner, MD

October 9, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Brian H. Eichner, MD, an assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Primary Care. Eichner talks to us about his research in primary care as well as his involvement in resident and student education, continuing education, and advocacy in the area of...Read more

Van Mater named Chief of the Division of Rheumatology

October 9, 2020
Heather Van Mater, MD , was recently named chief of the Division of Rheumatology in the Department of Pediatrics, effective November 1, 2020. Van Mater joined the Duke faculty in 2009 and is currently an associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Rheumatology, with a particular interest...Read more

Duke experts brief NC lawmakers on COVID-19 issues

October 2, 2020
Duke State Relations and Duke University Communications hosted a virtual briefing for North Carolina lawmakers on Thursday, October 1 to discuss a variety of COVID-19 related issues. Over 20 legislators and legislative staff attended the briefing. The expert panel from Duke included: Charlene Wong...Read more

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

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

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

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