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E.g., 2020-11-26

Op-Ed: We are losing ground on every other disease while fighting COVID-19

April 21, 2020
With 48 hours notice, we froze all our lab samples. We packed boxes of tissue and cell samples into liquid nitrogen tanks and terminated more than 20 experiments aimed at fighting deadly viruses. We put away so many samples in the deep freezer, set at minus-80 degrees, that its alarm sounded,...Read more

Pediatrics selects eight investigators for CMNH and Derfner awards

April 19, 2020
Each year the Department of Pediatrics distributes support for clinical, basic, or applied research projects proposed by investigators within the Duke Children’s community which is made possible by funds raised through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals (CMNH) programs and corporate partnerships...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Richard J. Chung, MD

April 18, 2020
Adolescent Medicine Specialist Richard J. Chung, MD is one of the healthcare providers committed to caring for our community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Here's what he still finds beautiful despite the challenge. In this challenging time for our community, where have you seen beauty? Working...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