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Broadway dreams come true for patient, thanks to Duke physician

January 10, 2020
Shant Keskinyan, MD , a pediatric resident physician at Duke University Hospital, went out of his way to make a dream come true for one of his patients. Keskinyan noticed his patient decorated her hospital room with items from various musicals and movies and had a pin at her bedside for the musical...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for December 2019

January 9, 2020
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of December 2019. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals. Eric Benner, MD, PhD (Neonatology) received an award from the National Institutes of Health/NINDS in the...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Buckley recognized on 2019 'Best Doctors' list

January 5, 2020
Congratulations to Rebecca Buckley, MD , for being recognized on the 2019-2020 Best Doctors List. Rebecca Hatcher Buckley, MD, graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Duke University in 1954, a doctor of medicine degree from the University of North Carolina School of Medicine in 1958 and completed...Read more

Asthma worse for overweight preschoolers

January 3, 2020
Preschoolers with asthma may have worse symptoms if they're overweight. Compared to those with a healthy weight, heavy kids with untreated asthma had 37 more days with symptoms a year, according to a new report. The study findings show that "early life weight gain does worsen the severity of asthma...Read more

2 from Pediatrics selected for 2020 LEADER program

December 18, 2019
Two faculty from the Department of Pediatrics have been selected for the School of Medicine's LEADER program. Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER) is a 3-part workshop designed for junior faculty who are leading a research group and driving their own research agenda. The course provides...Read more

3 from Pediatrics selected for 2020 ALICE Program

December 17, 2019
The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development has announced the next class in its ALICE program, a leadership development opportunity for mid-career women faculty in the School of Medicine. The ALICE Program (Academic Leadership, Innovation, and Collaborative Engagement) provides in-depth...Read more

Fighting childhood obesity by teaming up

December 16, 2019
On a rainy, cold and dark winter evening, several dozen children from age 5 into their teenage years gathered in the courtyard of a Durham Parks and Recreation building, counting out stretches, jumping jacks, lunges and leaps in unison. “1-2-3-4-5 …” Between the numbers were shouts relaying the...Read more

Benner awarded first Duke Golden Ticket

December 13, 2019
Duke Clinical & Translational Science Institute and BioLabs North Carolina have awarded the first ever Duke Golden Ticket to Eric Benner, MD, PhD , George W. Brumley, Jr., M.D. Assistant Professor of Developmental Biology, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neonatology, and co...Read more

New and competing renewal awards for November 2019

December 13, 2019
The following are new and competing renewal awards made to faculty in the Department of Pediatrics through the month of November 2019. Please extend your congratulations to these individuals. Kaveh Ardalan, MD (Rheumatology) received an award from Childhood Arthritis & Rheumatology Research...Read more

Faculty Spotlight: Dmitry Tchapyjnikov, MD

December 10, 2019
This week's faculty spotlight shines on Dmitry Tchapyhnikov, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics in the Division of Neurology. Tchapyhnikov talks to us about how, as a young person growing up in a Russian family, he was encouraged to be a doctor from an early age. He also talks about his...Read more

Brain differences may be tied to obesity, kids' study says

December 10, 2019
New results from the largest long-term study of brain development and children’s health raise provocative questions about obesity and brain function. Does excess body weight somehow reduce brain regions that regulate planning and impulse control? Is obesity a result of that brain difference? Or are...Read more

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