Med School Blog

E.g., Tuesday, September 21, 2021
E.g., Tuesday, September 21, 2021
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graphic rendering of the coronavirus
March 4, 2021
As a next step in Duke University’s exhaustive, campus-wide testing program during the Covid pandemic, the university is employing a genome...
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Heather Whitson, M.D.
March 4, 2021
In 2020, Alzheimer’s disease was the sixth leading cause of death in the United States. And yet, unlike other leading killers such as heart disease,...
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Robin Gurwitch, Anna Gassman-Pines, Jennifer Plumb-Vilardaga
March 3, 2021
The mental health challenges associated with the COVID-19 pandemic have overwhelmed many Americans. The stress and anxiety from sickness, lost...
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Lacayo
March 2, 2021
By William Alexander
New PREP program to prepare underrepresented-in-medicine students for careers in biomedical research Throughout his academic career, Matthew Lacayo...
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Immune cells (green) infiltrating the bladder lining (red) to fight off invading bacteria. Blue areas are nuclei of other bladder tissue cells.
March 1, 2021
By Lindsay Key
Anyone who has ever developed a urinary tract infection (UTI) knows that it can be painful, pesky and persistent. UTIs have a high recurrence rate...
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Drive-through COVID Testing Event -two cars with staff in PPE at their windows
February 25, 2021
The African American COVID Taskforce Plus (AACT+) includes members from more than 20 organizations Early in 2020, Duke Family Medicine residents Dr...
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John Franklin Rawls, PhD, and Linfa Wang, PhD
February 22, 2021
By Lindsay Key
Duke scientists John Franklin Rawls , PhD, and Linfa Wang , PhD, are among 65 new fellows elected to the American Academy of Microbiology , an...
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Eva Naumann, PhD
February 16, 2021
Eva Naumann , PhD, an assistant professor of neurobiology in the School of Medicine, has been selected to receive a Sloan Research Fellowship from...
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Ph.D. student Brinnae Bent prepares to download information from a wearable health monitoring device while assistant professor Jessilyn Dunn looks on. (Les Todd)
February 16, 2021
The United Nations has declared February 11 the sixth International Day of Women and Girls in Science . Presently, less than a third of scientists...
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 Adam Nelson, MBBS, PhD
February 16, 2021
Over a third of patients with diabetes and heart disease were not taking any of the three therapies proven to prevent major adverse cardiovascular...
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View of chapel through the trees. Duke University pennant on light post in foreground
February 11, 2021
Duke University continues its leadership in biomedical research, ranking tenth among the nation’s top medical schools and research institutions for...
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Rasheed Gbadegesin, M.D.,
February 11, 2021
Rasheed Gbadegesin , M.D., has been named associate dean for physician-scientist development and director of the Office of Physician-Scientist...
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L. Kristin Newby, MD; Rachel Noble, PhD; Larry Engel, PhD; and Mariya Munir, PhD
February 11, 2021
A Duke COVID-19 study tracking the pandemic in Cabarrus County is contributing data to a statewide research network monitoring the coronavirus in...
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The Briefing, Reopening K-12 Schools. Three faculty headshots over empty classroom background.
February 10, 2021
By Eric Ferreri
State leaders and education officials weighing whether to re-open schools are considering myriad factors, from infection rates to vaccine rollout to...
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Gowthami Arepally, M.D.
February 8, 2021
By Meghna Datta
With COVID-19 being a fixture of our lives for nearly a year now, science has been a staple in the news. Along with science, though, a long-overdue...

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