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E.g., 2020-11-26

Duke joins first national effort to test a potential COVID-19 therapy

March 25, 2020
Adults with severe symptoms of the novel illness will have the opportunity to participate Duke University Hospital has joined the first national study to test a potential therapy for COVID-19, giving hospitalized adult patients with significant symptoms an option to participate. The investigational...Read more

A universal flu vaccine in their sights

March 24, 2020
Coronavirus isn't the only deadly virus making the rounds. Duke researchers have been tapped by the federal government to work on a vaccine that could save thousands of lives struck down by flu. A team of Duke University doctors and researchers are racing to stop – or at least dull – the deadly...Read more

Duke University Medical Students celebrate Match Day 2020

March 20, 2020
On Friday, March 20, medical students at Duke celebrated Match Day virtually! The students received envelopes digitally at noon and quickly shared their exciting news on social media and other digital platforms. A total of 115 Duke Med students participated and are headed to some of the nation’s...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for February 2020

March 20, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of February 2020. Please extend your congratulations to the following individuals. Debra Best, MD (Primary Care) received an award from Center for Child and Family Health in the...Read more

With an eye to the future: Priscila Cunha

March 20, 2020
Kind and supportive classmates. Inspiring mentors. Life-changing interactions with patients. These are all facets of the Duke University medical school experience that graduating students will take with them when they move to their residency programs later this year. Priscila Cunha of the Class of...Read more

Congratulations to Spring 2020 AΩA Inductees

March 19, 2020
AOA elects a small number of students, residents and fellows each year who exemplify the qualities of scholastic performance, leadership, fairness in dealing with colleagues, compassion for others, integrity of character, and service to the school and community at large. Membership in AOA is a...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD

March 13, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Rebecca Sadun, MD, PhD , assistant professor of medicine and pediatrics in the Division of Rheumatology. Sadun discusses how she became interested in adult and pediatric rheumatology in medical school when she became intrigued by data showing that children...Read more

The many roads to Duke: Rebecca Young

March 10, 2020
An avid camper, Rebecca Young loved that living in Davis, California, had her a short drive from Yosemite National Park, redwood forests and the Sierra Nevadas. As a vegetarian, she treasured California’s year-round availability of fresh produce. But after a decade, she and her husband, Renny, knew...Read more

Duke Pediatrics attends 15th Annual LMSA National Conference

March 9, 2020
This past weekend, nearly 50 schools and more than 300 students from across the country gathered in St. Louis, MO, for the 15th Annual Latino Medical Student Association (LMSA) National Conference with the theme, "Unidos for Medicina y Más: A Multidisciplinary Approach to Latinx Health." Margarita...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Jennifer Peterson, MD

March 8, 2020
This week's Faculty Spotlight shines on Jennifer Peterson, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology. Peterson talks to us about her roles as medical director of the Intensive Care Nursery and educational manager for the ICN rotation for pediatric trainees. Interestingly...Read more

Duke CTSA KL2 Program welcomes new Pediatrics scholar

March 5, 2020
The Duke CTSA KL2 program provides training opportunities and protected research effort for junior investigators. KL2 scholars will leave the 3-year program equipped with the skills to be successful, independent investigators, making contributions across the spectrum of clinical and translational...Read more

Common virus wreaks havoc on VLBW infants

March 4, 2020
Many problems can arise in very low-birth-weight (VLBW) infants, but one common virus has been shown in a new study to increase hearing and respiratory problems, as well as extend hospital stays after birth. “Preterm, very low-birth-weight infants who are infected with cytomegalovirus (CMV) after...Read more

Spina Bifidia Clinic receives national recognition

March 3, 2020
The Spina Bifida Association (SBA) announced its inaugural group of 31 clinics from across the country, including Duke Children's , that met 10 standards identified as best practices to care for people with spina bifida. These clinics have dedicated health care professionals who partner with people...Read more