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Durham high school students gowned up in the Duke Fresh Tissue Laboratory
July 25, 2018

High School Students Participate in Hands-On Surgical Skills Lab

Duke Surgery's Academic Success through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program and the Duke Student National Medical Association (SNMA) chapter initiated a collaboration to provide high school students under the Health Professions Recruitment and Exposure Program (HPREP) , an opportunity...Read more
Dr. Jeffrey Marcus, Chief of Plastic Surgery, and Dr. Brett Phillips, Assistant Professor of Surgery
July 19, 2018

Duke Plastic Surgery Welcomes Dr. Brett T. Phillips as a New Faculty Member

The Duke Division of Plastic, Maxillofacial, and Oral Surgery welcomes back former resident Brett T. Phillips, MD, MBA, as a new faculty member. Dr. Phillips was a resident in the Plastic and Reconstructive Residency Program from 2014–2017. He now joins the division as Assistant Professor of Surgery and Associate Program Director for the residency program.Read more
2018 Graduated Urology Residents
July 17, 2018

Urology Chief Residents Graduate

Congratulations to the 2018 graduates of the Urology Residency Program . Diyva Ajay, MD , will be starting a fellowship in Urologic Reconstruction at M.D. Anderson Cancer Center/University of Texas-Houston. Captain Joe Fantony, MD , of the U.S. Army will be staying in the area, as he was assigned...Read more
Michael C. Brown, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, Nair lab
July 13, 2018

Postdoctoral Fellow Receives NCI Kirschstein Research Service Award

The National Institutes of Health has chosen Michael C. Brown, PhD, post-doctoral fellow, as the recipient of the Ruth L. Kirschstein Postdoctoral Individual National Research Service Award. This post-doctoral fellowship award will enhance Dr. Brown’s investigation of “Cancer Immunotherapy through...Read more
2018 Appleseed award recipients
July 10, 2018

Seven Duke Surgery Residents Receive 2018 Appleseed Training Awards

Seven residents were recently honored with the Appleseed Resident Training Award, a recognition to those who have “not only exceeded expectations of medical pedagogy, but have shown genuine passion for training the next generation of doctors.” Created in 2008 by medical students, the award is given...Read more
Colton's teacher holds up the photo he drew after he started smiling
July 9, 2018

Young Boy with Moebius Syndrome Smiles After Surgery

Colton Southern had plenty to smile about after surgery last year. In fact, it was the first time in the eight-year-old boy’s life that he was able to show how happy he was. Colton’s facial muscles were so weak when he was born that he was unable to show expression. Facial reanimation surgery at...Read more
Oliver Jawitz, MD, General Surgery Resident
June 29, 2018

General Surgery Resident Receives DCRI Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Oliver Jawitz, MD , General Surgery Resident, who has received a research fellowship from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). With funding from the DCRI's T32 research training grant, the fellowship will support Dr. Jawitz's postdoctoral training in cardiovascular...Read more
Sreeja Natesan, MD, Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine
June 27, 2018

Sreeja Natesan, MD, Earns CORD Scholar Award

Congratulations to Sreeja Natesan, MD , Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, for receiving the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors’ (CORD) Academy Scholar Award in the category of Teaching and Evaluation. The award recognizes outstanding educators who meet...Read more
Dr. Alan Friedman performs a glioblastoma biopsy at Duke University Hospital. Photo by Shawn Rocco/Duke Health
June 27, 2018

Poliovirus Therapy for Recurrent Glioblastoma Has 3-Year Survival Rate of 21%

A genetically modified poliovirus therapy developed at Duke Cancer Institute shows significantly improved long-term survival for patients with recurrent glioblastoma, with a three-year survival rate of 21 percent in a phase 1 clinical trial. Comparatively, just 4 percent of patients at Duke with the same type of recurring brain tumors were alive at three years when undergoing the previously available standard treatment.Read more
General Surgery Resident Morgan Cox, MD
June 25, 2018

General Surgery Resident Receives Snyderman Award

The Institutional Committee for Graduate Medical Education has selected Morgan Cox, MD , General Surgery Resident, as the recipient of the annual Ralph Snyderman, MD, GME Research Award. Established in 2004, the award recognizes excellence in graduate medical research. The committee unanimously...Read more