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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
Jonathan Routh, MD, Pediatric Urologist, in conversation with Deanna Adkins, MD, Pediatric Endocrinolgist and Clinic Director. By Huth Photo.
November 9, 2018

Team-Based Gender Care

A Holistic Approach in a Divided State Surgeons frequently influence medical decisions with their novel discoveries and improvements to procedures. Occasionally, the scope of practice extends beyond the walls of the operating room and into the national spotlight of political and social sciences,...Read more
Breast Cancer Awareness Ribbon with Stethoscope
October 30, 2018

Duke Receives $20 million in Federal Research Grants

Separate awards will advance genomic medicine and breast cancer research In separate awards from the National Institutes of Health, Duke University School of Medicine researchers will advance genomic medicine initiatives and develop a model for how breast cancer tumors begin and grow. The genome...Read more
Illustration of surgeon–scientist.
October 22, 2018

Dynamic Equilibrium: Finding Balance for the Surgeon–Scientist

With a buzzing phone and dinging inbox repeatedly begging for her attention, Dr. Georgia Beasley momentarily tunes out the chaos to discuss the journey that led to her current position at Duke. Here, she splits her time between treating melanoma patients in the clinic and researching novel...Read more
An illustration depicts a genome editing tool bound to a DNA helix. New genome editing tools can substitute single “letters” in the DNA code without changing the surrounding DNA structure
October 16, 2018

NIH Awards $86 Million to Improve Genome Editing Techniques

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) recently awarded 21 Somatic Cell Genome Editing grants — totaling approximately $86 million over the next five years, pending available funds — to support research aimed at improving methods to edit the human genome. Aravind Asokan, PhD, Professor of Surgery and Director of Gene Therapy, has been awarded a grant for his project "Evolving high-potency adeno-associated virus (AAV) vectors for neuromuscular genome editing."Read more
Headshot of Dr. Sreeja Natesan
October 11, 2018

Dr. Sreeja Natesan Named Director of National EM Board Review Course

Registration is now open for EM Board Review Redefined , a National Emergency Medicine Board Review Course. Sreeja Natesan, MD , Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, is the course director. The course is...Read more
Patricia L. Turner, MD, Anne Akwari, MD, JD, and Lola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS
October 11, 2018

Duke Surgery Welcomes Dr. Patricia Turner as Claude Organ Lecturer

Last month, the Duke Department of Surgery was honored to host Dr. Patricia Turner, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, as a guest Grand Rounds speaker. Dr. Turner’s Grand Rounds talk focused on leadership for surgeons, including strategies to incorporate different models of leadership that play to individual strengths.Read more