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Academic Departments

Department of Anesthesiology  •  Stacey Hilton

Department of Biochemistry  •  

Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics  •   Synclaire Cruel

Department of Cell Biology  •  Jodi Belanger 

Department of Dermatology  •  Teresa Cerrato-Amador

Department of Emergency Medicine  • Scott Behm

Department of Family Medicine & Community Health  •  Synclaire Cruel

Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences   •  Aleksandra Golota

Department of Immunology  •  Todd Leovic

Department of Medicine  •  Liz Switzer

Department of Molecular Genetics & Microbiology  •  Melissa Palmer 

Department of Neurobiology  •  Tanya Schreiber

Department of Neurology  •  Will Alexander

Department of Neurosurgery  •  Carol Harbers

Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology  •  Jane Black

Department of Ophthalmology  •  Tori Hall

Department of Orthopaedic Surgery  •  Jennifer Curtin

Department of Pathology  •  Jamie Botta

Department of Pediatrics  •  Rebecca Casey

Department of Pharmacology & Cancer Biology  •  Jamie Baize Smith

Department of Population Health Sciences  •  

Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences  •  Susan Gallagher 

Department of Radiation Oncology  •  Sarah Brady

Department of Radiology  •  Dara Ferguson

Department of Surgery  •  Scott Behm 


Centers & Institutes

Brain Imaging & Analysis Center (BIAC)  •  Amanda Griffin

Center for Genomic & Computational Biology   •   Alissa Kocer

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development  •  Emily Herbert 

Duke Cancer Institute (DCI)  •  Julie Harbin

Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI)  •  Julie McKeel

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)  •  Natalie Sayewich

Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)  •  Michael Penn

Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI)  •  Kelly Wright

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)  •  Dan Vahaba, PhD

Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI)  •  Kristy Thompson

Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine  •  Nikki Vangsnes


Medical Education Programs

Doctor of Physical Therapy  •  John McCall

Occupational Therapy Doctorate  •  John McCall

Physician Assistant Program  •  Rhiannon Giles

Graduate Medical Education  •  Brian Russell


School of Medicine Initiatives

MEDx  •  Brittany Vekstein

Duke Regeneration Center   •  Amy Jackson


Other Communicators

Center for Statistical Genetics and Genomics (StatGen)  •  Shannon Clarke

Duke Center for Applied Genomics and Precision Medicine •  Brittany Vekstein

Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development  •  Catherine Jarboe 

Duke Heart Center  •  Tracey Koepke

Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives  •  Beverly Murphy

Duke Health Government Relations •  Catherine Liao


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