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E.g., 2020-11-26

New and competing renewal awards for April 2020

May 22, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of April 2020. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Coleen Cunningham, MD (Infectious Diseases) received an award from U.S. Department of Health and Human...Read more

Patient's mom illustrates inspiring quotes for pediatric unit

May 22, 2020
While visiting her son at Duke University Hospital's pediatric cardiac intensive care unit, one mother would take out her drawing pad and begin Bible journaling. It's a practice that involves writing and illustrating inspirational religious quotes. “I wanted to deck out his room in color and make...Read more


May 17, 2020
The School of Medicine has assembled a “SWAT Team” of individuals in various research support offices to facilitate proposal preparation and submission for investigators who seek funding for COVID-19 research. We anticipate a significant increase in funding available for COVID-19 research. During...Read more

Fouda receives R21 grant

May 15, 2020
Congratulations to Genevieve Fouda, MD, PhD , associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Infectious Diseases, for receiving an R21 grant entitled, Molecular signatures of broad neutralization in HIV infected children. The burden of HIV among adolescents and young adults remains high with...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Sujay Kansagra, MD

May 15, 2020
Sujay Kansagra, MD, decided to focus on neurology and pediatric sleep as a medical student, both because of the room the field offered for research and education. Now at Duke, he’s helping to treat children with troubled sleeping and overseeing the training of the next generation of child neurology...Read more

2020 Colin's Kids Foundation awards

May 15, 2020
Two members of the Department of Pediatrics and one member of the Department of Medicine have received Colin's Kids Foundation awards. The mission of Colin’s Kids Foundation is to provide funding to advance medical research related to congenital heart defects (CHDs) and to provide financial...Read more

Normalizing life at home with children during COVID-19

May 8, 2020
Family life, regardless of where you started, looks a lot different for almost everyone now than it did at the beginning of March, when the coronavirus threat was still something to be watched from afar. With school shut-downs, activities and social outlets closed, work schedules changed,...Read more

Staff Spotlight: Lisa Rasbach, PhD, CPNP

May 8, 2020
This week’s Staff Spotlight shines on Lisa Rasbach, PhD, CPNP, a nurse practitioner in the Division of Pediatric Endocrinology. Lisa talks about how the division has worked hard since COVID-19 to ramp up their telehealth approach. Additionally, she has worked with her team to assist families in...Read more

PTN assists in learning more about potential COVID-19 treatment drugs

May 1, 2020
Members of the Pediatric Trials Network (PTN) have worked to collaboratively to establish an extended component of the Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics, and Safety Profile of Understudied Drugs Administered to Children per Standard of Care (POP02) to focus on six drugs that have the potential to...Read more

Aleem receives SPR Fellows’ Clinical Research Award

April 28, 2020
Congratulations to Samia Aleem, MD , who recently received a 2020 Fellows’ Clinical Research Award from the Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) for her abstract, entitled Assessing 3 Bronchopulmonary Dysplasia Definitions: Associations between Room Air Challenge Results and Respiratory Outcomes ...Read more

CHDI "Great Minds Think for Kids" Seminar Series

April 28, 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

New and competing renewal awards for March 2020

April 24, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of March 2020. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Pinar Gumus Balikcioglu, MD, MHS (Endocrinology) received an award from Diabetes Research Connection...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, MD

April 23, 2020
She and her family contracted COVID-19 simultaneously. After their full recoveries, Dr. Gabriela Maradiaga Panayotti, an assistant professor in pediatrics in the Division of Primary Care and the Duke Healthy Lifestyles Program, is finding room for hope in this season and the beauty of Durham's...Read more