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October 12, 2017

Teams Welcome Deployed Staff Member Home

The Department of Surgery and Duke University Hospital (DUH) teams welcomed home one of their own this week from a six-month deployment with the U.S. Army. Amy Alger, MD, FACS , a surgeon at DUH, recently returned to Duke after her service overseas and was welcomed back with a celebration. “As a...Read more
Betty Tong, MD, Matthew Hartwig, MD, and Tina Tailor, MD
October 2, 2017

Duke SCORES Announces Scholars Awards

The Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (SCORES) Scholars Awards were established by the Duke Department of Surgery in 2016 to foster new collaborations around surgical health services research. After a rigorous peer review selection process, we are pleased to announce that the 2017 SCORES...Read more
Matthias Gromeier, MD, holds a sample of modified poliovirus he developed, which attacks glioblastoma brain tumor cells and breast cancer cells
September 21, 2017

Poliovirus Therapy Induces Immune Responses Against Cancer

Investigational therapy directly kills tumor cells and unmasks them to the body’s defenses An investigational therapy using modified poliovirus to attack cancer tumors appears to unleash the body’s own capacity to fight malignancies by activating an inflammation process that counter’s the ability...Read more
September 18, 2017

Translating Duke Health: Controlling the Immune System

Duke Health recently celebrated the launch of a multidisciplinary endeavor to address major health challenges. " Translating Duke Health " will focus on five key areas: cardiovascular disease, brain disorders, childhood disease, immune system disorders, and brain tumor metastasis. In the video...Read more
September 5, 2017

Duke Hospital Joins Network to Increase Kidney Transplants

Duke University Hospital is one of 36 transplant hospitals selected to participate in a network that aims to increase kidney transplantation and improve transplant performance monitoring. The United Network for Organ Sharing (UNOS) started the Collaborative Innovation and Improvement Network (COIIN...Read more
 Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD, Duke Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery
August 28, 2017

Metabolic and Weight Loss Division Welcomes New Bariatric Surgeon

The Duke Division of Metabolic and Weight Loss Surgery would like to welcome Kunoor Jain-Spangler, MD , as the division’s newest bariatric surgeon. Dr. Jain-Spangler completed her residency at Duke in 2013 and is thrilled to now serve patients in Duke’s advanced academic setting. For Dr. Jain-...Read more
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