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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

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