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Illustration of a heart with a bioluminescent luciferase gene
December 6, 2018

Nature vs. Nurture: Transforming Medicine with Gene Therapy

Duke Surgery researchers are bridging the gap between basic research and clinical application, moving gene therapy from the bench to the bedside Dawn Bowles, PhD, Assistant Professor of Surgery Carmelo Milano, MD, Professor of Surgery Muath Bishawi, MD, MPH, Cardiothoracic Surgery Resident Gene...Read more
A group of healthcare professional pose in front of the hospital that hosted the Patient Safety Symposium in Guatemala
November 30, 2018

Duke Surgery's Global Impact on Patient Safety

This past October, faculty from the Surgery and Anesthesiology departments collaborated with the Guatemala Ministry of Health to organize the Executive Leadership and Patient Safety Symposium. Dr. Rice speaking at the symposium Henry E. Rice, MD , Professor and Chief, Division of Pediatric Surgery...Read more
Dr. Leila Mureebe receives MEDx award.
November 28, 2018

MEDx Awards Pilot Project Grant to Dr. Leila Mureebe

Congratulations to Leila Mureebe, MD, MPH , Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, who received a grant from Duke MEDx for her pilot project, “Novel Implantable Oxygen Sensors to Predict Healing of Amputations for Rapid Rehabilitation and Mobility.”...Read more
Dr. Michael Ferrandino, urologic surgeon, pretends to be a barber in a promo for Movember
November 19, 2018

#MoDukes Ready For Movember

It's the time of year when things get a little hairy. In recognition of Movember, the month otherwise known as November, men far and wide are growing mustaches to help raise awareness and funds for prostate cancer research. The Movember Foundation, an Australian-based organization that launched the...Read more
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