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E.g., 2018-06-17
Andrew Barbas, MD, Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery Georgia Beasley, MHSc, Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery Eda Holl, PhD, Division of Surgical Sciences Lola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS, Division of Advanced Oncologic and Gastrointestinal Surgery Maryellen Kelly, DNP, CPNP, Division of Urology
January 12, 2018

Duke Surgery Faculty Selected for 2018 Duke LEADER Program

Five faculty members from the Duke Department of Surgery have been selected to participate in the 2018 Duke Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER) program sponsored by the Duke University School of Medicine Office of Faculty Development. Duke Surgery’s participants include the following...Read more
Georgia Tomaras, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Surgery and director of research at Duke Human Vaccine Institute
December 21, 2017

Duke-Led Team Develops More Accurate Tool to Track New HIV Infections

Population-based model would benefit research and public health initiatives worldwide Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute have led an effort to develop a more accurate way to gauge the incidence of HIV infections in large populations, which will improve research and prevention...Read more
 Dr. Lisa Pickett, Chief Medical Officer of Duke University Hospital, presents the award to Dr. Gaca in a surprise ceremony
December 13, 2017

Jeffrey Gaca, MD, Receives Strength, Hope, and Caring Award

In recognition for his extraordinary efforts to accommodate a patient’s needs, Jeffrey Gaca , MD , Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular and Thoracic Surgery, has received the Strength, Hope, and Caring Physician Award from Duke University Hospital. This award honors employees...Read more
Georgia Tomaras, PhD, Professor of Surgery, and David Montefiori, PhD, Professor of Surgery, of the Division of Surgical Sciences
November 27, 2017

Duke Surgery Faculty Members Among World’s Most Cited Researchers

Georgia Tomaras, PhD , Professor of Surgery, and David Montefiori, PhD , Professor of Surgery, of the Division of Surgical Sciences, are among the world’s most cited researchers in microbiology according to a report by Clarivate Analytics . Duke researchers made up approximately 1 percent of the...Read more
Durham Nativity School students in the Duke Fresh Tissue Lab
November 22, 2017

Durham Nativity School Students Become Surgeons for the Day

Earlier this month, 7th graders from the Durham Nativity School participated in a “Be a Surgeon” workshop thanks to an educational outreach program from the Duke Department of Surgery. The department’s Academic Success Through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program aims to foster high...Read more
Dr. Liana Puscas, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
November 21, 2017

Dr. Liana Puscas Elected to National Board of Medical Examiners

Dr. Liana Puscas , Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences, has been elected to the National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) as a member representing the American Medical Association (AMA). Founded in 1915, the NBME is an independent, not-for...Read more
Dr. Thomas D'Amico performs a video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) lobectomy
November 16, 2017

Teaching Innovative Thoracic Surgery in China

Duke thoracic surgeon partners with universities in China to teach minimally invasive technique for the treatment of lung cancer As a visiting professor in China 10 years ago, thoracic surgeon Dr. Thomas D’Amico introduced a novel surgical procedure that was showing tremendous benefits in cancer...Read more
Dr. Broder demonstrates how a microchip can convert a 2D ultrasound machine into a 3D ultrasound
November 14, 2017

A Tiny Microchip Wins Big!

Inspired by the smart technology of a hand-held game controller, Dr. Joshua Broder of Duke University walked away the ultimate winner in the inaugural Point-of-Care Ultrasound (POCUS) Research Challenge offered by the Emergency Medicine Foundation (EMF) and GE Healthcare (GE). In a first-of-its-...Read more
Michael Lipkin, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology
November 13, 2017

Michael Lipkin, MD, Selected as Duke Clinical Leadership Program Fellow

Michael Lipkin, MD , Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Urology, has been selected as a Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP) Fellow. Sponsored by the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, the DCLP is a leadership development program for high potential candidates to provide assistance...Read more
Duke-NUS Medical School Building
November 8, 2017

Singapore Partnership Offers Valuable Insight

Singapore has established an efficient and widespread system of healthcare that is considered to be one of the best in the world. At Singapore General Hospital, the largest hospital in the country, the Surgery Academic Clinical Program (ACP) collaborates with the Department of Surgery at Duke in an exchange of medical knowledge, insight, and research.Read more
Dr. Josh Broder demonstrates how their device turns 2-D ultrasound machines into 3-D imaging devices
October 31, 2017

How a $10 Microchip Turns 2-D Ultrasound Machines to 3-D Imaging Devices

Technology that keeps track of how your smartphone is oriented can now give $50,000 ultrasound machines many of the 3-D imaging abilities of their $250,000 counterparts -- for the cost of a $10 microchip. Doctors and engineers from Duke and Stanford universities will demonstrate their device Oct. 31 at the American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP) Research Forum in Washington, D.C.Read more

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