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October 7, 2016

DIHI - Request for Applications (RFA 2017 Innovation Pilots)

The Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) promotes transformative innovation in health and health care by catalyzing multidisciplinary teamwork across Duke University and Duke Health. DIHI is excited to announce the next emerging ideas and innovation funding cycle for demonstration pilots...Read more
Adam Honeybrook, MD, OHNS Resident, Presents at the 2nd Annual Innovation Jam
October 7, 2016

Duke Surgery Teams Selected as Finalists at 2nd Annual Innovation Jam

Two teams from the Department of Surgery were selected to pitch their ideas to a team of “sharks” at the 2nd Annual Innovation Jam hosted by the Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI) on October 4. Modeled after the TV show Shark Tank, the annual event aims to promote innovation, collaboration, and entrepreneurship at Duke.Read more
September 29, 2016

Plastic Surgery Residents Present at ASPS Annual Meeting

Rizwan Ahmed, MD, Kate Buretta, MD , Lily Mundy, MD , and Jared Blau, MD, residents in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery , presented research projects at the American Society of Plastic Surgeons (ASPS) Annual Meeting September 23-27, 2016 in Los Angeles. The Duke team joined other plastic surgeons...Read more
Duke Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES) logo
September 28, 2016

Duke Surgical Center for Outcomes Research Announces Scholars Awards

The Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES) is pleased to announce the selection of the inaugural SCORES Scholars Award recipients. This year’s recipients are: Alexander Allori, MD, PhD , Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery, and Jonathan Routh...Read more
Congratulations card
September 23, 2016

Faculty Promotions

Congratulations to the following Department of Surgery faculty members on their promotions, which were recently approved by the Board of Trustees. Aaron Claude Lentz, MD Division of Urology was promoted to Associate Professor of Surgery Alexander Perez, MD Division of Advanced Oncologic and...Read more
General Surgery Fellow Michael Mulvihill, MD
September 14, 2016

General Surgery Fellow Michael Mulvihill, MD, Receives NHLBI Fellowship

Congratulations to General Surgery Fellow Michael Mulvihill, MD , who received a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) to study primary graft dysfunction after cardiac transplantation. The title of Dr. Mulvihill’s fellowship project is the “Role of...Read more
Hand transplant recipient lifts small objects with transplanted hand
September 9, 2016

Duke Hand Transplant Recipient Gains Use of New Hand

After months of physical therapy, Duke’s first hand transplant recipient has gained function in his new hand. Mr. Rene Chavez of Laredo, Texas, lost his left hand in an accident when he was 4 years old and underwent a hand transplant at Duke on May 27. In a highly complex, 12-hour procedure, a team...Read more
Jesse Schold, PhD, presents at Duke SCORES
September 6, 2016

Duke SCORES Welcomes Guest Speaker Jesse Schold, PhD

Guest speaker Jesse Schold, PhD, presented at the Duke Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES) on Friday, September 2. Dr. Schold’s presentation was titled “The Search for Equilibrium with Healthcare Provider Report Cards.” Dr. Schold is currently an Associate Staff member in the Department...Read more
Leila Mureebe, MD, MPH, Associate Professor of Surgery
August 31, 2016

Dr. Leila Mureebe Appointed to SVS Patient Safety Organization

Congratulations to Dr. Leila Mureebe, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Vascular Surgery, who was appointed to the Society for Vascular Surgery Patient Safety Organization (SVS PSO). The SVS PSO oversees the National Vascular Quality Initiative, a prospectively maintained database of...Read more
2016 General Surgery Interns
August 23, 2016

Welcome General Surgery Interns

The Duke Department of Surgery is pleased to welcome our new interns in General Surgery. First Year Clinical General Surgery Residents (Categorical) David Becerra, MD Medical School: Indiana University School of Medicine Norma Farrow, MD Medical School: Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine...Read more
Bruce Sullenger, PhD, Director of the Duke Translational Research Institute
August 18, 2016

Mouse Study Points Way to Shut Down Harmful Immune Response in Lupus

Molecules that scavenge debris from dying cells appear to halt the cycle of chronic inflammation in lupus, while also enhancing the body’s ability to combat flu, according to Duke Health studies in mice. The molecules, called polymers, have commonly been used in gene-transfer experiments because...Read more

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