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Dawn Bowles, PhD
August 23, 2017

Dawn Bowles, PhD, Receives Grant to Expand Duke Human Heart Repository

The Duke Human Heart Repository has been a resource for cardiovascular research scientists at Duke University since 2004, and with a new grant, the facility will be able to expand its capabilities. Dawn Bowles, PhD , Assistant Professor, Division of Surgical Sciences, serves as co-director of the...Read more
4th Annual Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course participants
August 4, 2017

Duke Hosts 4th Annual Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course

The 4th Annual Duke Craniomaxillofacial Trauma Course had over 50 participants representing a broad scope of surgical subspecialties, including Plastic Surgery, Maxillofacial Surgery, Oculoplastics, and Otolaryngology, with attendees from New York, Florida, Louisiana, South Carolina, and every...Read more
August 2, 2017

Layer by Layer, 3D Printing Improves Patient Care at Duke

Using a network of 3D printers in the Innovation Co-Lab Studio at Duke, otolaryngology resident Tawfiq Khoury, MD, creates what was considered impossible just a few years ago. Though 3D printing can be traced to the early 1980s, advancements in recent years have made the technology more affordable and accessible, and therefore more valuable to medicine.Read more
Surgical resident wearing loupes demonstrates poor neck posture and good neck posture
July 14, 2017

Duke Surgery Introduces Ergonomics Program to Improve Surgeon Health

After hearing a lecture on posture in the operating room (OR), all six of last year’s chief residents in General Surgery suddenly understood the cause of their persistent lower neck pain. The loupes they used to magnify and visualize the operative field did not fit properly, and this improper fit forced them to bend their necks at an awkward angle during long hours in surgery. Over years of training, the seemingly small error in fit had led to noticeable health issues.Read more
Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, in his office
July 12, 2017

Scientist Gets an Assist with Hearing Loss

Nobel Prize-winning biochemist Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, had trouble hearing questions in large lecture halls -- until he tried today’s hearing aids. Dr. Lefkowitz, 74, has received some of the world’s most prestigious honors for his research, which has made possible the development of countless medicines. But, like many people, the Duke professor started to notice a decline in his hearing as he got older.Read more
Physician fitting patient with a hearing aid
July 11, 2017

Large-Scale, Collaborative Effort Could Help Ease Global Hearing Loss

Rising rates of hearing loss demand better access to preventions and treatments A team of hearing experts at Duke University School of Medicine and the Duke Global Health Institute is calling for a comprehensive, worldwide initiative to combat hearing loss. The percentage of people worldwide with...Read more
Cardiothoracic surgeons Dr. Jacob Klapper and Dr. Nnamdi Nwaejike perform a double lung transplant. Shawn Rocco/Duke Health
July 10, 2017

Out of Body Experience: Rejuvenating Organs Using Ex Vivo Perfusion

Each day, tens of thousands of patients on waiting lists across the United States await a simple phone call: one that says a match has been found and an organ is available for transplant. Despite a growing demand for donors, organ shortages continue to hinder many patients’ chances in receiving their potentially life-saving call.Read more
Duke Children's Hospital Interior
June 30, 2017

Duke Children's Hospital Ranked by U.S. News & World Report

Hospital earns top 50 rankings in all 10 specialties included in report U.S. News & World Report has ranked Duke Children’s Hospital among the top 50 children’s medical centers nationally in each of the 10 specialties that comprise the magazine’s analysis. The 2017-18 rankings were created from...Read more