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Integrated care model improves child, adolescent access to mental health care

February 25, 2020
Despite the large number of children and adolescents who meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder, fewer than 20% actually receive the appropriate mental health services because of the limited number of trained clinicians, including child psychiatrists, and multiple barriers to...Read more

Spotlight: Healing little hearts around the world

February 20, 2020
This week's Spotlight shines on a team from Duke University Hospital that recently traveled to La Paz, Bolivia on a medical mission trip. The group included Dr. Andrew Lodge , pediatric heart surgeon; Michelle Figuerres , OR nurse; Rachel Gambino , perfusionist and Christopher Lappe , respiratory...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for January 2020

February 19, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of January 2020. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Kaveh Ardalan, MD, MS (Rheumatology) received an award from Albert Einstein College of Medicine in...Read more

Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Workshop Series

February 15, 2020
The Office of the Vice Provost for Faculty Advancement hosts the Faculty Advancement and Success (FAS) Workshop Series, which provides learning opportunities, resources, and networking for all faculty at Duke. Each month, faculty meet with their peers, experts, and key campus leaders to discuss and...Read more

Celebrate Duke's Presidential Award Winners

February 15, 2020
In the chaotic aftermath of the deadly gas explosion that rocked downtown Durham on April 10, 2019, Ellen Medearis , vice president for Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs, saw the depth of the bond between members of her team. Moments earlier, they’d been working in the unit’s offices,...Read more

2020 Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award--Request for Nominations

February 13, 2020
The Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion established the Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the Duke University School of Medicine community. This award is...Read more

Duke Children's Community Symposium: Update on Rheumatology

February 13, 2020
The Duke Children's Community Symposium is a conference designed to update providers on meaningful clinical problems in the care of children. Each session addresses a different topic in pediatric care, bringing together providers ranging from medical and surgical specialty disciplines to primary...Read more

Alumni Spotlight: Anne Marie Valente, MD

February 10, 2020
In this issue, our Alumni Spotlight shines on Anne Marie Valente, MD; section chief, Boston Adult Congenital Heart (BACH) and Pulmonary Hypertension Program; associate professor of medicine and pediatrics, Harvard Medical School; and fellowship director, Adult Congenital Heart Disease Senior...Read more

Bite-sized success made possible by teamwork, communication

February 7, 2020
Since 2005, the Duke Center for Healthcare Safety and Quality has offered TeamSTEPPS training , a course designed to improve communication and teamwork skills among health care professionals. Now, they've found a way to bring some of those vital trainings from the one- to two-day courses, to Duke...Read more

Duke Pediatrics ranks first nationwide in NIH funding

February 6, 2020
We are pleased to announce that the Duke Department of Pediatrics moved to NUMBER 1 on the list of NIH research grant funding for pediatrics clinical science departments with a total of $55,619,016 for 2019; an increase of more than 15 million compared to 2018! Four of our investigators were ranked...Read more

Duke Pediatrics to partner with Durham community to promote literacy

February 4, 2020
From March 2 to 6, 2020, the Duke Department of Pediatrics will celebrate its second annual literacy week. The celebration coincides with National Read Across America Day on March 2 in recognition of Dr. Seuss's birthday. During this week, the department will host a variety of activities to...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH

January 31, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Christoph Hornik, MD, PhD, MPH, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Critical Care Medicine, and chief of the Division of Quantitative Sciences. Hornik talks to us about his research focused on applying clinical pharmacology, biostatistics,...Read more