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New Duke Surgery Residents
March 20, 2019

Welcome New Duke Surgery Residents

We are excited to welcome our new residents to the Department of Surgery. Congratulations to all those who matched with us! We look forward to meeting you this summer.Read more
Graphic depicting Duke Surgery's #2 ranking among surgery programs at medical schools
March 12, 2019

Duke Surgery Ranks 2nd Among Surgery Programs at Medical Schools

The U.S. News and World Report has ranked the Duke University School of Medicine 2nd in surgery among the best medical schools in the country. This 2nd place ranking is up considerably from the department’s 5th place ranking last year. This national distinction speaks to the department’s deep...Read more
Duke Surgery ranks first in NIH funding
February 12, 2019

Duke Surgery Ranks First Nationwide in NIH Funding

The Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research has released its 2018 rankings of NIH funding for basic and clinical science departments, revealing that Duke Surgery ranks highest nationwide with more than $30 million in funding committed to research. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH , Vice Chair of Research...Read more
February 12, 2019

Should Patients with Stage 2 Melanoma Undergo PET-CT Staging?

Studies fail to show early benefit, but changing landscape may increase utility of cross-sectional imaging PET-CT for the initial staging of patients with stage 2 melanoma rarely showed evidence of distant metastatic disease, according to results presented in a poster session on October 11, 2018,...Read more
Bruce Sullenger, PhD, Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Professor of Experimental Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences
January 22, 2019

Bruce Sullenger, PhD, Named to National Academy of Inventors

Bruce Sullenger, PhD, Joseph W. and Dorothy W. Beard Professor of Experimental Surgery, Division of Surgical Sciences , has been elected a Fellow of the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) . An NAI Fellow status is the highest professional distinction accorded to academic inventors. Dr. Sullenger...Read more
Photo of Drs. Francis, Joiner, and Ye.
January 15, 2019

Emergency Medicine Faculty and Resident Receive SAEM Grants

Congratulations to three members of the Division of Emergency Medicine for receiving grants from the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM). Samuel Francis, MD , Assistant Professor of Surgery, is the first Duke faculty to receive a career development award from the SAEM. He will receive a...Read more
Students from Athens Drive Magnet High School
January 3, 2019

Duke Surgery Hosts Students from Athens Drive Magnet High School

Duke Surgery's Academic Success Through Surgical Education and Training (ASSET) program recently hosted a hands-on surgical skills activity for deaf and hard-of-hearing students from Athens Drive Magnet High School and for visually impaired members of the Durham community. The inaugural activity...Read more
Inflammatory breast cancer tumor organoids
January 3, 2019

Cancer Cells Steer a Jagged Path

A jagged little protein appears to be a key to how cancer stem cells differentiate and enable metastasis, according to researchers at Duke Cancer Institute and Rice University. Rice scientists who have formed several theories on how cancer grows and spreads connected the dots for a more complete picture of tumor mechanics. At the center, they found JAG1, a ligand or small protein, that interacts with a signaling pathway critical to regulating the fate of cells.Read more