May Faculty Recognition

Thomas D'Amico, MD; Joseph Fernandez-Moure, MD, MS; Kevin Saunders, PhD; Kevin Southerland, MD; Betty Tong, MD, MS, MHS

Great COVID-19 Saves: How ECMO Helped a Pregnant Patient Meet Her Newborn Son

Photo above: Takia Morrison is discharged after recovering from COVID-19

When a baby is born, one of the first people they meet is their mother. For one newborn earlier this year, this was not the case, for his mother, Takia Morrison, was diagnosed with COVID-19. In the wake of the pandemic, caution and the safety of everyone is crucial, and a team at Duke University Hospital was ready to treat Ms. Morrison. 

Duke Tests Novel COVID-19 Therapy, Is Lead Enroller in International Trial

The early stage of COVID-19 offers a critical window of opportunity to prevent the progression of the disease to the acute state, when patients require supportive care. By targeting the SARS-CoV-2 virus early on, a therapeutic can help to quickly eliminate the virus from the body while the patient’s symptoms are mild.

Transplantation at Duke in the Time of COVID-19

Transplantation remains the last hope for many patients with end-stage organ failure. However, the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in a nationwide decrease in transplants and organ donation.