DukeMed Alumni News, Fall 2022
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.
Four senior faculty members at Duke including SoM leaders elected to American Academy of Arts and Sciences
Four senior faculty members at Duke including School of Medicine leaders have been named Fellows of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences (AAAS). The recipients — all women — represent four of 252 total members elected this year.
Gift Establishes Inaugural Presidential Distinguished Chair
A $5 million gift from an anonymous donor has established the first Presidential Distinguished Chair at Duke University.
Duke medical student wins inaugural pitch competition for Black student founders
Medical Student Jasmine Chigbu, MS3, the founder and CEO of MTM, won not only the grand prize, but also the Fidelity Community Catalyst Innovation Award.
Concrete steps to diversify the scientific workforce
Commentary by Dr. Kafui Dzirasa and colleagues, published in Science Magazine.
A Year Like No Other - A Video of Thanks Highlighting the School of Medicine's Response to COVID-19
Dean Klotman narrates a video of highlights from the past year and offers her thanks for the commitment of faculty, staff and students to fulfilling the missions of excellence in patient care, research and discovery, education and community service.
Duke University School of Medicine Ranks Third in Nation for Research
School of Medicine vaulted to No. 3 for research among 122 medical schools in the nation – tying its highest ranking in history – in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of graduate programs
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