Our MS1 students have been off to a great start this year. They completed their orientation a couple weeks ago and have been able to meet other PCLT students and faculty. Welcome Madeline Brown, Allison Chu, Nicholas Hastings, Maame Amoako, Beau Blass, Danielle Levinson, Evlyn Samuel and Esme Trahair. We're also excited to welcome a new associate program director for pediatrics. Dr. Ellie Erickson recently stepped down from the role to pursue other opportunities and Dr. Naomi Duke recently took her place. Here's a message from Dr. Duke: I am pleased to serves as a new Associate Director for PCLT. I joined the Duke University School of Medicine Faculty in January 2019. I am Associate Professor in the Department of Pediatrics and have a secondary appointment in the Department of Sociology, Duke Trinity College of Arts & Sciences. I also serve as the School of Medicine Program Director for the National Clinician Scholars Program at Duke. Coming to Duke also meant coming home to NC. I grew up in Durham, graduating from Northern High School. I am a graduate of Wake Forest University and Harvard Medical School, and completed a combined internship-residency in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics at the University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor. Prior to my subspecialty training, I was a practicing physician in the U.S. National Health Service Corps. I have an MPH in Maternal and Child Health, and subspecialty and advanced research training focused on adolescent health. In 2017, I completed a PhD in Sociology (UMN) with a focus on life course theory. My clinical passion and program of research are anchored by the practice of primary care. My research interests place me at the intersection of medicine, sociology, and population health toward understanding biosocial aspects of the intergenerational transmission of health. I have a particular interest in cardiometabolic outcomes related to stress physiology and associated health and risk behaviors. I am excited to join the PCLT team! I hope to support you in your journey as you advance through your medical training and further develop your primary care passions.