Women are less likely than men to receive life-saving CPR and defibrillator help during cardiac arrest – a problem that persists regardless of neighborhood diversity.
Wilhelm Delano “Del” Meriwether was the first – and only – African American medical student at Duke in 1963, and Duke’s first Black M.D., in 1967, when he graduated with honors.
Geeta Swamy, who is the Haywood Brown, MD Distinguished Professor of Women’s Health, is mindful of the challenges faced by women — especially expectant mothers — in embattled regions across the nation and globe.
Charles (Chuck) J. Gerardo, MD, has been named the chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine in the School of Medicine, effective immediately.
Children under age five face an average of six to eight respiratory infections a year.
The Office of Learning Environment and Well-Being (LE WELL) has partnered with Duke Arts Create and the School of Medicine to offer free workshops twice a month from January through April. On Feb. 14, attendees learned the basics of weaving.
Mary E. Klotman, MD, speaks with Debra Clark Jones about a new partnership between Duke Health, Durham Public Schools, and Durham Technical Community College to create a health sciences early college. The new initiative is funded by Bloomberg Philanthropies.
During Duke's centennial year, the university celebrates the impact of alumni like Shree Bose, M.D./Ph.D ’23. Bose is now a resident at the University of Chicago and was included in Forbes “30 under 30.”
Duke pediatric cardiac surgeon Joseph Turek performed the first combination heart transplant-thymus procedure surgery on baby Easton Sinnamon using a method pioneered decades earlier at Duke by physician-scientist Mary Louise Markert. Easton Sinnamon is now a toddler and a thriving example of the immediate and local difference Duke’s doctors are making
Long COVID appears to be not one disease but different collections of symptoms all precipitated by an acute COVID infection, said Akiko Iwasaki, PhD, during the annual Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecture.