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E.g., 2020-04-05
Cameron Wolfe, MD
April 3, 2020

Duke Joins First National Effort to Test a Potential COVID-19 Therapy

Adults with severe symptoms of the novel illness will have the opportunity to participate Duke University Hospital has joined the first national study to test a potential therapy for COVID-19, giving hospitalized adult patients with significant symptoms an option to participate. The investigational...Read more
Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari
March 9, 2020

Duke University Archives Collection of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari Papers

The Duke University Medical Center Archives has acquired the papers of Dr. Onyekwere E. Akwari, the first African-American surgeon at Duke University. Dr. Akwari was recruited to Duke in 1978 by Dr. David C. Sabiston Jr, legendary Chair of the Duke Department of Surgery. Dr. Akwari was the first...Read more
Duke University President Vincent Price with Breast Surgery Advanced Practice Providers
March 4, 2020

Breast Surgery Advanced Practice Providers Receive Presidential Award

The Advanced Practice Providers (APPs) on the Breast Surgical Oncology Team have received a Presidential Award from Duke University President Vincent E. Price, one of the highest honors awarded to faculty and staff at Duke. The Breast Surgery APPs were recognized for providing compassionate care to...Read more
#3 ranking in NIH funding
February 21, 2020

Duke Surgery Ranks Third Nationwide in NIH Funding

The Duke Department of Surgery now ranks third among surgery departments nationwide in National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding received in 2019 according to the newly released Blue Ridge rankings. Duke Surgery has continued to rank in the top five nationally over the past 30 years,...Read more
Photo of Linda Cendales, MD
February 19, 2020

Dr. Linda Cendales Elected to the OPTN Board of Directors

Congratulations to Linda Cendales, MD , on her election to the Organ Procurement and Transplantation Network (OPTN) Board of Directors as an at-large representative in surgery. Dr. Cendales has served the OPTN as a member of their inaugural Vascularized Composite Allograft Committee, subsequently...Read more
Photo of Harold Leraas, MD, MHS
February 19, 2020

General Surgery Resident Accepted into SERF Program

Congratulations to General Surgery Resident Harold Leraas, MD, MHS , on his acceptance to the 2020-2021 Surgical Education Research Fellowship (SERF) program. This program is designed to provide participants with the skills and knowledge to plan, implement and report education research studies. As...Read more
Photo of Drs. Brittany Zwischenberger and Donald Glower
February 12, 2020

Sharing the Console: Robotic Approaches to Minimally Invasive Surgery

Donald D. Glower Jr., MD , had a roundabout entry into the field of robotics and minimally invasive surgery. Originally hired in 1989 for coronary bypass surgery, he soon became involved in minimally invasive surgery using the Heartport Port Access System in 1996. Duke was the 4th institution in...Read more

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