Med School Blog

E.g., Tuesday, April 20, 2021
E.g., Tuesday, April 20, 2021
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Trent Semans Center lit up against the night sky
April 20, 2021
A $5 million gift from an anonymous donor has established the first Presidential Distinguished Chair at Duke University. In accordance with the...
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Jasmine Chigbu
April 15, 2021
With far too few Black-founded and -led businesses benefiting from venture funding, The Center for Entrepreneurship & Innovation (CEI) at Duke’s...
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Duke Som Logo 2021 Faculty Awards, Congratulations!
April 14, 2021
Duke University School of Medicine is proud to acknowledge the faculty members who were selected as recipients of this year’s School of Medicine...
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SARS CoV-2 Virus protein with spikes
April 14, 2021
When it comes to COVID-19, women seem to be the stronger sex, suffering severe disease at about half the rate as men, but the reason for this has...
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Susanna Naggie, MD
April 13, 2021
Vice Dean for Clinical Research Susanna Naggie, MD , was selected as a member of the 2021-2022 class of fellows for the Hedwig van Ameringen...
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Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD
April 9, 2021
Commentary by Dr. Kafui Dzirasa and colleagues, published in Science Magazine. Read
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Nadine Barrett, PhD; Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD; Pamela Maxson, PhD, Sabrena Mervin-Blake, Judy Seidenstein, Dane Whicker, PhD
April 8, 2021
As the COVID-19 pandemic and racial reckoning unfolded side-by-side during the summer of 2020, a common thread emerged that prompted an intentional...
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graphic describing the steps from elevated LPC to itch
April 7, 2021
Itching sensation originates in the skin cells themselves, after signaling from an excess of lipid A devastating itching of the skin driven by severe...
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Deborah Koltai, PhD and Jason Somarelli, PhD
April 7, 2021
Deborah Koltai, PhD, Associate Professor in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Neurology, School of Medicine and Jason Somarelli, PhD,...
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Chip Bobbert, Greg Sturgeon review a 3D model of a patient’s heart
April 6, 2021
Surgeons use 3D printed models to plan complex heart surgeries Pediatric cardiologist Piers Barker, MD, never forgets a heart, and especially not a...
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Research Staff Award - view of shelter in Duke Garden in background
April 2, 2021
Both the 2019 and 2020 Research Staff Appreciation Award winners are listed here. The announcement of last year’s awardees was delayed due to the...
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visual representation o fthe Active Closed-Loop digital behavior phenotyping app cycle
April 2, 2021
Autism Spectrum Disorder can be detected as early as six to twelve months old and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends all children be...
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masked child receiving vaccine, looking at her mother.
April 2, 2021
Twin 9-year-old girls at Duke Health became the first in the United States to participate in Pfizer and BioNTech Phase 1 study to evaluate safety,...
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Mary E. Klotman, MD, Dean of the School of Medicine
April 1, 2021
Mary E. Klotman, MD, Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine, narrates a video of highlights from the past year illustrating the outstanding...
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Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP
March 31, 2021
Viviana Martinez-Bianchi, M.D., FAAFP, associate professor of family medicine and community health, is the 2020-21 recipient of the F. Marian Bishop...

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