Med School Blog

E.g., Thursday, July 29, 2021
E.g., Thursday, July 29, 2021
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Amy Porter-Tacoronte, MBA; Coral May, MPA, SHRM-SCP; and Annise Weaver, MSEd, CRC
July 28, 2021
By Bernadette Gillis
After a yearlong planning process, the School of Medicine details its commitment to dismantling racism in a new strategic plan . Like many, Annise...
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SOM Building and LEADER banner
July 27, 2021
Congratulations to the 2021 LEADER program graduates! The LEADER Program is an interactive 5-month series designed for junior faculty who are leading...
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long exposure photographs of experimentally-derived movies of HIV RNAs TAR  and ESS3
July 21, 2021
By Wendy Goldstein
Unbeknown to most, artists and scientists actually have a lot in common—they both labor over creating the visual representations of their work. This...
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stethoscope sitting on a paper on a desktop that reads Affordable Care Act
July 21, 2021
Cancer deaths were lower in the five states and District of Columbia that expanded Medicaid early-on as part of the Affordable Care Act, compared to...
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Child wearing a mask as protection against COVID-19 infection
July 20, 2021
Children and adolescents who had mild to asymptomatic cases of COVID-19 were found to have robust antibody responses up to four months after...
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Hands holding an artificial heart in preparation for transplant.
July 16, 2021
A surgical team at Duke University Hospital, led by Drs. Jacob Schroder and Carmelo Milano, successfully implanted a new-generation artificial heart...
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Large hamburger in bun with a fried egg on it on a plate with fork
July 13, 2021
By Karl Leif Bates
Neither is good or bad, they are just not the same, authors say. Plant-based meat substitutes taste and chew remarkably similar to real beef, and the...
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view of back of cars standing in traffic covered in exhaust fumes
July 13, 2021
In areas of North Carolina where the air has higher levels of particle pollution than the World Health Origination recommends, Duke Health...
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front of Trent Semans Center building. Text: 2021 Duke Clinical Leadership Program
July 2, 2021
Congratulations to the 28 School of Medicine and Duke Health faculty who graduated from the 2021 Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP) on 6/24/21!...
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5 masked children standing in a row with their backs against a chalkboard
July 1, 2021
A new report issued today by the Duke-led ABC Science Collaborative shows that North Carolina schools were highly successful in preventing the...
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Text: The Briefing, image Danny Benjamin, M.D., and Kanecia Zimmerman, M.D
June 30, 2021
The widespread use of masks in schools can effectively prevent COVID-19 transmission and provide a safe learning environment, two Duke scholars said...
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Translucent SARS-CoV-2 spike protein depicting vector skeleton
June 30, 2021
Combining structural biology and computation, a Duke-led team of researchers has identified how multiple mutations on the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein...
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Amber Graham, MD; Leigh Spivey-Rita, PhD; Dane Whicker, PhD
June 30, 2021
By Susan Gallagher
In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we talked with three experts in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences to learn more about how they...
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Duke Banners hanging on light posts on Chapel Drive with Duke Chapel in backgrounds
June 28, 2021
By Lindsay Key
This spring, nine faculty members in the Duke University School of Medicine have been awarded distinguished professorships. In total, Duke University...
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Cagla Eroglu, PhD
June 25, 2021
The brain’s neurons tend to get most of the scientific attention, but a set of cells around them called astrocytes – literally, star-shaped cells –...

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