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E.g., 2019-10-18
Photo of Drs. Francis, Joiner, and Ye.
January 15, 2019

Emergency Medicine Faculty and Resident Receive SAEM Grants

Congratulations to three members of the Division of Emergency Medicine for receiving grants from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Samuel Francis, MD , Assistant Professor of Surgery, is the first Duke faculty to receive a career development award from the SAEM. He will receive a...Read more
Students from Athens Drive Magnet High School
January 3, 2019

Duke Surgery Hosts Students from Athens Drive Magnet High School

Duke Surgery's Academic Success Through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program recently hosted a hands-on surgical skills activity for deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Athens Drive Magnet High School and for visually impaired members of the Durham community. The inaugural activity...Read more
Inflammatory breast cancer tumor organoids
January 3, 2019

Cancer Cells Steer a Jagged Path

A jagged little protein appears to be a key to how cancer stem cells differentiate and enable metastasis, according to researchers at Duke Cancer Institute and Rice University. Rice scientists who have formed several theories on how cancer grows and spreads connected the dots for a more complete picture of tumor mechanics. At the center, they found JAG1, a ligand or small protein, that interacts with a signaling pathway critical to regulating the fate of cells.Read more
Photo of Dr. Rosenberger
December 19, 2018

Dr. Rosenberger to Present at SSO Annual Cancer Symposium

Please join the department in congratulating Laura Horst Rosenberger, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, whose abstract has been accepted by the Society of Surgical Oncology (SSO) for presentation at the 72nd Annual Cancer Symposium. Dr. Rosenberger will...Read more
Onye Emmanuel Akwari, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences
December 14, 2018

Dr. Onye E. Akwari Receives Raymond Gavins Distinguished Faculty Award

Onye Emmanuel Akwari, MD, FACS, FRCS(C), Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences, will receive the Raymond Gavins Distinguished Faculty Award from the Samuel DuBois Cook Society at Duke University on February 19, 2019 at the society’s annual dinner. Dr. Akwari trained at the Mayo Clinic...Read more
Illustration of a heart with a bioluminescent luciferase gene
December 6, 2018

Nature vs. Nurture: Transforming Medicine with Gene Therapy

Duke Surgery researchers are bridging the gap between basic research and clinical application, moving gene therapy from the bench to the bedside Dawn Bowles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery Carmelo Milano, MD, Professor of Surgery Muath Bishawi, MD, MPH, Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Gene...Read more
A group of healthcare professional pose in front of the hospital that hosted the Patient Safety Symposium in Guatemala
November 30, 2018

Duke Surgery's Global Impact on Patient Safety

This past October, faculty from the Surgery and Anesthesiology departments collaborated with the Guatemala Ministry of Health to organize the Executive Leadership and Patient Safety Symposium. Dr. Rice speaking at the symposium Henry E. Rice, MD , Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery...Read more
Dr. Leila Mureebe receives MEDx award.
November 28, 2018

MEDx Awards Pilot Project Grant to Dr. Leila Mureebe

Congratulations to Leila Mureebe, MD, MPH , Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, who received a grant from Duke MEDx for her pilot project, “Novel Implantable Oxygen Sensors to Predict Healing of Amputations for Rapid Rehabilitation and Mobility.”...Read more
Dr. Michael Ferrandino, urologic surgeon, pretends to be a barber in a promo for Movember
November 19, 2018

#MoDukes Ready For Movember

It's the time of year when things get a little hairy. In recognition of Movember, the month otherwise known as November, men far and wide are growing mustaches to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. The Movember Foundation, an Australian-based organization that launched the...Read more
Michael Ferrandino, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, running on the Al Buehler trail
November 19, 2018

#RunYourStory: Surviving the Marathon

Physician burnout is at its highest level in history. According to a recent study in the American Journal of Medicine, physician-reported burnout increased significantly from 45.5 percent in 2011 to 54.4 percent in 2014. These numbers are also significantly higher than that of the general workforce...Read more

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