DukeMed Alumni News

DukeMed Alumni News, Spring 2022, Making Change

DukeMed Alumni News, Spring 2022

2020 Distinguished Service Award Debara L. Tucci, MD, MBA’13

Debara L. Tucci is a national expert on the causes, impact, and treatment of hearing impairment and loss. She is director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to going to NIH in 2019, she was on faculty in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine for 26 years.

2020 Distinguished Service Award Debara Tucci, MD, MBA’13

Debara Tucci is a national expert on the causes, impact, and treatment of hearing impairment and loss. She is director of the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Prior to going to NIH in 2019, she was on faculty in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences at Duke University School of Medicine for 26 years.

2021 Distinguished Alumna Award Amy P. Abernethy, MD'94, HS'94-'01, PhD

Amy Abernethy, MD'94, HS'94-'01, PhD, is an internationally-known oncologist, health data expert and digital health leader. Her >500 publications span real-world data & evidence, clinical trials, patient reported outcomes, clinical informatics, health policy and patient-centered care.

2021 Distinguished Faculty Award Priya S. Kishnani, MD, HS'91-'95

Priya Kishnani, MD, HS'91-'95, is the Chen Family Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics, chief of the Division of Medical Genetics, a professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, core faculty member of the Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiatives, and member of the Duke Clinical Research Institute.

Into the Deep End

In January of 2020, Loren Robinson, MD’09, and the rest of the leadership at CHRISTUS St. Michael Health System, a 312-bed hospital in Texarkana, Texas, gathered to conduct an annual tabletop exercise in crisis management, mandated as part of the hospital’s regulatory requirements.

An Absolute Duty

When Thom Mayer, MD’77, enrolled at Hanover College in Indiana on a football scholarship, he had no career aspirations in medicine. In fact, he had no career aspirations at all, beyond riding football as far as it could take him.

Graduation 2021: Congratulations to the Spring Graduates

Congratulations to the 342 students from the Duke University School of Medicine who graduate this month. Despite a historically challenging year, faced with the COVID-19 pandemic and the ongoing impacts of social injustice, students pushed forward with hard work and dedication. We celebrate their many accomplishments and wish them the best in the years ahead.

Gift Establishes Inaugural Presidential Distinguished Chair

A $5 million gift from an anonymous donor has established the first Presidential Distinguished Chair at Duke University. In accordance with the desires of the donor, the inaugural Presidential Distinguished Chair will go to a scholar of exceptional eminence in neuroscience or another field within science and technology in the Duke University School of Medicine. Duke Health will match the donor’s endowment with $5 million in expendable funds to support the chairholder’s research and scholarly activity.

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