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Henry Rice, Astrid Tello, Sohail Dogar, and Bria Johnston. Tello, from Guatemala, and Dogar, from Pakistan, were patient safety fellows at Duke this spring.
May 7, 2018

Establishing a Safety Culture Is Key to Saving Lives

It’s a given that medical providers think about patient safety, but as Duke pediatric surgeon Henry Rice, MD, has discovered through his international research, many healthcare facilities fail to establish a safety culture—leading to preventable medical errors, complications, and poor patient outcomes.Read more
Duke Surgery Research Day Photo collage
May 4, 2018

Duke Surgery Holds 3rd Annual Research Day

The Department of Surgery held its 3rd Annual Research Day April 25. The department holds this event annually to advance its mission of improving patient care through research and training the next generation of surgeon-scientists. The event recognizes the accomplishments of fellows, residents, and...Read more
Aravind Asokan, PhD
April 26, 2018

Duke Surgery Welcomes New Director of Gene Therapy

We are pleased to announce that Aravind Asokan, PhD, will join the Department of Surgery as the new Director of Gene Therapy in the Division of Surgical Sciences with a secondary appointment in Molecular Genetics & Microbiology. Dr. Asokan comes to Duke from the University of North Carolina at...Read more
Students from the Duke Health Career Academy with medical students in the General Surgery Interest Group
April 10, 2018

Local High School Students Receive Surgical Simulation Training

The Department of Surgery's Academic Success Through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program recently partnered with the Duke Health Career Academy (HCA) to provide an HCA Field Trip for high school students at the Surgical Education and Activities Lab (SEAL) . Twenty-one students from the...Read more
Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH, Division of Urology
April 2, 2018

Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH, Receives Endowed Professorship

Jonathan C. Routh, MD, MPH , Division of Urology, has been appointed the Paul H. Sherman, MD Associate Professor of Surgery by the Board of Trustees. This endowment recognizes a faculty member who is a scholar of true eminence and excellence in the Department of Surgery. Dr. Jeffrey Marcus, Chief...Read more
Illustration depicting immune cells as notes on a sheet of music
April 2, 2018

Harnessing the Immune System to Improve Patient Outcomes

Duke Health introduces new research initiative to overcome hurdles of immunity Our immune system works around the clock to keep us safe from disease, kicking out invading pathogens that mean to do us harm, while partnering harmoniously with the healthy viruses, fungi, and bacteria that live within...Read more
Henry E. Rice, MD, Professor and Chief of Pediatric General Surgery
March 30, 2018

Chief of Pediatric Surgery Receives Humanism in Medicine Award

We are pleased to announce that Henry E. Rice, MD , Professor and Chief of Pediatric General Surgery, has received the 2018 Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award. This award is presented annually to a Duke faculty member who embodies compassion, sensitivity, respect for patients and colleagues,...Read more

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