Chantell Evans, PhD, assistant professor in the Department of Cell Biology and a Duke Science and Technology Scholar, explores the workings of the nerve cells called mitochondria. At the same time, she wants to serve as a role model and encourage other women from minority populations to chart paths in academic science.
'A Pandemic in Slow Motion’: Duke Cardiologists Call for a New Approach to Prevent a Looming Global Crisis in Heart Health
With heart disease on the rise around the world, cardiologists Waseem Akhter, MD, and Titus Ng’eno, MD, are urging policymakers and practitioners to consider cardiovascular disease a global health crisis, and to take concerted action to mitigate its effects.
As Duke celebrates its 50th anniversary of transforming cancer discovery and care, researchers and providers envision a future when all cancers are easily treatable; physicians can detect and stop cancer earlier and earlier; and everyone has the same opportunity to survive cancer.
Orthopaedic surgery has been labeled “the whitest specialty.” But Erica Taylor, MD, is changing perceptions as Duke’s first Black female orthopaedic surgeon. And in her role as a diversity, equity, and inclusion leader at Duke, she’s working to eliminate inequalities and open doors for future health care leaders.