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Photo Days 2020

January 30, 2020
You are invited to get a free professional photo of yourself. Duke University Hospital and the Department of Medicine are partnering to offer profile photo days open to all Duke Health providers, trainees, researchers, students, and anyone who needs an up-to-date professional head shot. 1. Arrive...Read more

Poliovirus therapy shows potential as cancer vaccine in lab studies

January 30, 2020
A modified form of poliovirus, pioneered at Duke Cancer Institute as a therapy for glioblastoma brain tumors, appears in laboratory studies to also have applicability for pediatric brain tumors when used as part of a cancer vaccine. In preclinical studies using mice and human cancer cells, an...Read more

2019-2020 Resident Research Grants

January 30, 2020
The Resident Research Grants were created to prepare and mentor residents for careers in academic pediatrics, enhance departmental scholarly productivity, and provide support for residents to present their results at local, regional, and national meetings. The scholarly activity supported by the...Read more

Statement on Discrimination and Harassment

January 29, 2020
On January 29, 2020, Kimberly Hewitt, Vice President for Institutional Equity & Chief Diversity Officer sent the following message to the Duke community: Dear Duke Colleagues, Duke University is committed to creating and maintaining a positive environment where all members of the community can...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for October 2019 to December 2019

January 28, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics for the months of October 2019 through December 2019. Congratulations to these faculty on their awards and best wishes to them in their investigative work. October 2019 November 2019 December 2019...Read more

Staff Spotlight: Angela McCall, PhD

January 27, 2020
Angela McCall, PhD , postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Mai ElMallah, MBBCh, was nominated for the Staff Spotlight by her mentor and colleagues: Dr. McCall is an outstanding scientist. Since beginning of her post-doctoral fellowship in my laboratory in 2017, she has co-authored five...Read more

Berkman and McDaniel receive R38 SCI-StARR grant

January 22, 2020
Congratulations to Pediatrics Residents Amy Berkman, MD , and Lee McDaniel, MD , who received R38 grants through the Duke SCI-StARR program and the Duke Office of Physician Scientist Development (OSPD). Berkman will explore the mechanisms behind chemotoxicity of the heart, and McDaniel will be...Read more

2020 Pediatrics Research Retreat

January 21, 2020
Due to the coronavirus pandemic the 2020 Pediatrics Research Retreat was canceled. A complete abstract directory , including an announcement regarding the best abstract award winners and finalists is available on the Department of Pediatrics intranet (Duke NetID and password required). The...Read more

Portrait of a pioneer

January 21, 2020
“Brenda Armstrong was a passionate advocate for social justice and her life exemplified that commitment. She was passionate about people, especially young people, and she committed her life to helping ensure every person was valued, treated with respect, and offered opportunities to learn and...Read more

Duke named a 'Best Employer for Diversity' 2020

January 21, 2020
Forbes has named Duke University one of the “Best Employers for Diversity” in 2020, the second consecutive year. Duke placed 8 out of 500 companies in the annual ranking , which Forbes released on Tuesday. Duke ranked first for companies headquartered in North Carolina and in the education industry...Read more

Giving Back: The Lights of Oxford Park

January 19, 2020
A special light display in Oxford Park, created by Senior Business Manager Christy Ragan and her family, is about more than the joy of the holiday season, it tells the story of a family giving back to Duke Children’s. The Ragan family has always enjoyed decorating with outdoor lights during the...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Monica Elizabeth Lemmon, MD

January 17, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Monica Lemmon, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neurology. Lemmon talks to us about how, during recruitment, she was immediately impressed by the collaborative spirit at Duke, and how she knew she wanted to be a doctor since the age of...Read more

Permar receives SPR Award in honor of E. Mead Johnson

January 16, 2020
The Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) recently announced Sallie Permar, MD, PhD , as the recipient of the 2020 SPR Award in honor of E. Mead Johnson, the most prestigious honor bestowed by the society. The award will be presented on May 4 during the SPR Member Awards Luncheon at the Pediatric...Read more

Partially effective flu vaccine better than nothing, experts say

January 16, 2020
Four strains of the influenza virus have been identified through lab tests as circulating across the United States so far this flu season. This year's vaccine has two of them. (UPI) - Creating the annual flu vaccine may not be an exact science, but drugmakers working in tandem with epidemiologists...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Joanne F. Band, MD

January 12, 2020
This week’s Faculty Spotlight shines on Joanne Band, MD, a general pediatrician at Duke Children's Primary Care, who sees children from birth through college. She discusses her approach with patients and families and what she loves most about her job. She also shares her passions and favorite...Read more