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Remembering Catherine Wilfert, MD

September 20, 2020
Catherine M. Wilfert, MD, died on Sunday, September 13, 2020. Dr. Wilfert graduated with distinction from Stanford University and summa cum laude from Harvard Medical School as one of five women in her class in 1958. She was a professor of pediatrics and microbiology and division chief of pediatric...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for August 2020

September 20, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of August 2020. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Sarah Armstrong, MD (Primary Care) and Ashley Skinner, PhD (Population Health Sciences), received an...Read more

Routh named new Medical Director of Children's Surgery

September 20, 2020
Henry Rice, MD , professor of surgery and chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery, professor of pediatrics, and research professor of global health, will be stepping down as medical director of Children's Surgery to focus on his expanding research responsibilities. Rice currently leads two large,...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Patsy Park, MD

September 18, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Patsy Park, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Cardiology. Park talks to us about her responsibilities as a pediatric cardiologist who also specializes in fetal cardiology and the wide range of patients she sees in the course of a...Read more

Deel receives Hyundai Scholar Hope Award

September 11, 2020
Michael Deel, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Hematology-Oncology, recently received a 2020 Hyundai Scholar Hope Award from Hyundai Hope On Wheels (HHOW). The official grant presentation was conducted via a virtual handshake ceremony on September 9 to coincide with National...Read more

Back to school supply drive

September 11, 2020
Too many children will return to the classroom without the basic supplies they need to succeed. To help students and teachers, the Pediatrics Resident Diversity and Inclusion Committee conducted its annual school supply drive, encouraging faculty, staff and trainees to donate. The drive, which ran...Read more

Remembering Malcolm Henderson Rourk, Jr, MD

September 7, 2020
Malcolm Henderson Rourk, Jr, MD , died on Friday, September 4. Dr. Rourk was an assistant professor of pediatrics from 1971 - 2002 and an assistant professor of family medicine and community health from 1994 – 1995 at Duke University Medical Center. He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from Davidson College...Read more

Blaming college students for COVID outbreaks is unfair

September 5, 2020
As the pandemic enters fall, much attention has focused on the return of young people to college campuses. Quickly, and perhaps predictably, infection clusters emerged on multiple campuses, leading many colleges and universities to retreat into entirely virtual offerings. The blame game has been...Read more

Resident Spotlight: Lauren Chamberlain, DO

September 3, 2020
Lauren Chamberlain, DO, had always been interested in the brain, but a rotation in medical school convinced her that pediatric neurology was the field for her. Now she’s spending a year with the Duke Neurology Department as part of her residency training. In this week’s Spotlight interview,...Read more

Four from Pediatrics invited to Lefkowitz Society

August 28, 2020
Agnes Chao, MD , third year Neonatology fellow; Ben Cocanougher, MD , PL-1; Cesar Lopez Angel, MD , PL-1; and Ashley Stark, MD , PL-3 were recently invited to join the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society. The Lefkowitz Society provides a home for MD and MD/PhD post-graduate trainees who are in the Duke...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Annabelle Chua, MD

August 28, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Annabelle Chua, MD, associate professor of pediatrics in the Division of Nephrology. Chua talks to us about how she ultimately decided on a career in medicine due to the diligent care and support her mother received following a cancer diagnosis. She talks...Read more

Inaugural TDH-CHDI Faculty Fellows announced

August 21, 2020
Translating Duke Health and the Children’s Health and Discovery Initiative are pleased to announce the four investigators selected as members of the inaugural TDH-CHDI Faculty Fellows Program. These awards will support Duke researchers in the development of R01-level grant applications to fund...Read more