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E.g., 2020-10-22
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
Drs. Brian Shaw, E. Hope Weissler, and Muath Bishiawi
January 27, 2020

Drs. Brian Shaw, E. Hope Weissler, and Muath Bishawi Receive R38 Award

Congratulations to Drs. Brian Shaw, General Surgery Resident , E. Hope Weissler, Vascular Surgery Integrated Resident , and Muath Bishawi, Integrated Thoracic Surgery Resident , for receiving the Stimulating Access to Research in Residency (StARR) R38 awards from the National Institutes of Health...Read more
Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team
January 24, 2020

Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team Approved as Cross-Specialty by ACPA

Congratulations to the Duke Cleft and Craniofacial Team! They received notice that the American Cleft Palate and Craniofacial Association (ACPA) Commission on Approval of Teams voted to fully approve the Duke Team as a “Cross-Specialty Team” for a period of five years beginning January 1, 2020. The...Read more
John Migaly, MD
January 22, 2020

Dr. John Migaly Elected into the Southern Surgical Association

Congratulations to John Migaly, MD , Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, on being elected into the Southern Surgical Association. The association was founded in 1887, and has dedicated itself to disseminating research and improving surgical techniques, outcomes, and...Read more
Zachary Conrad Hartman, PhD
January 17, 2020

Dr. Zachary Hartman Receives NIH Funding for Novel Cancer Therapy

Zachary Hartman, PhD , Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences, has received an R01 award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for his proposal "Enabling effective anti-tumor immunity from targeted antibodies through dual innate and adaptive immune checkpoint blockade...Read more
Cover art for Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960
December 23, 2019

General Surgery Resident Publishes Surgical History Book

Congratulations to Dr. Justin Barr, General Surgery Resident , on having his book, Of Life and Limb: Surgical Repair of the Arteries in War and Peace, 1880-1960 , published. Dr. Barr received his PhD in history from Yale University and his MD from the University of Virginia. He is currently a PGY-3...Read more
Duke surgeons perform lung transplant (wide angle shot in the operating room)
December 20, 2019

Duke Health Ranks 8th Nationally in Organ Transplant Volume

In 2019, the Duke heart, lung, liver, and kidney transplant programs experienced unprecedented volume growth: more than 20% for most programs. With 521 total transplants performed in 2019, Duke Health now ranks 8th among U.S. transplant programs. 2019 Transplant Volume by U.S. Institution (through...Read more
Headshot of Dr. Beasley
December 19, 2019

Dr. Beasley Receives DCI Award for Poliovirus in Melanoma Research

Georgia Beasley, MD, MHS , Assistant Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology, has received a 2019 award from the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI) for her pilot research project, “Oncolytic Poliovirus in Melanoma.” Using an oncolytic poliovirus has already been tested at Duke as a...Read more
Duke Transplant Center logo
December 13, 2019

Duke Transplant Center Funding Opportunity

The Duke Transplant Center (DTC) of the Duke University School of Medicine aims to promote cross-disciplinary clinical, translational, and basic research with the ultimate goal of optimizing transplant organ longevity and improving quality of life of transplant recipients. This is the inaugural annual call from the DTC for proposals for pilot and feasibility studies.Read more