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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
Headshot of Dr. Sreeja Natesan
October 11, 2018

Dr. Sreeja Natesan Named Director of National EM Board Review Course

Registration is now open for EM Board Review Redefined , a National Emergency Medicine Board Review Course. Sreeja Natesan, MD , Assistant Emergency Medicine Residency Program Director and Assistant Professor of Surgery, Division of Emergency Medicine, is the course director. The course is...Read more
Patricia L. Turner, MD, Anne Akwari, MD, JD, and Lola Fayanju, MD, MA, MPHS
October 11, 2018

Duke Surgery Welcomes Dr. Patricia Turner as Claude Organ Lecturer

Last month, the Duke Department of Surgery was honored to host Dr. Patricia Turner, Department of Surgery, University of Chicago, as a guest Grand Rounds speaker. Dr. Turner’s Grand Rounds talk focused on leadership for surgeons, including strategies to incorporate different models of leadership that play to individual strengths.Read more
Photo of Dr. John Wiener
October 4, 2018

Trent Foundation Announces Spring 2018 Grant Recipients

The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund has announced its 2018 spring grant recipients, including John Wiener, MD , Professor of Surgery in the Division of Urology. Dr. Wiener will receive a $5,000 grant to conduct the “Symposium on Sexual Function in Adults with Spina Bifida.”...Read more
Illustration of kidney stones being measured
October 3, 2018

Duke Urology Fellow Receives AUA Research Scholar Award

Congratulations to Brenton Winship, MD, Endourology Fellow, who received a Research Scholar Award from the American Urologic Association (AUA) and funded by the Urology Care Foundation. The awards provide $40,000 per year for one- and two-year mentored training, fostering clinical and postdoctoral...Read more
October 2, 2018

T32 Training Grant Awarded to Duke Urologic Oncology Fellow

Congratulations to Wei Phin Tan, MD , Urologic Oncology Fellow, for receiving a T32 training grant from the National Institutes of Health. Under the mentorship of Associate Professor of Surgery Brant Inman, MD, MS , Dr. Tan is currently conducting research in two major areas. The first project...Read more
Image of stethoscope with breast cancer ribbon
September 25, 2018

Breast Cancer Patients Prefer Knowing Costs Prior to Starting Treatment

Even well-insured women experienced financial toxicity associated with cancer care Even when they had good health insurance coverage, women with breast cancer reported having financial worries related to their care, and the vast majority said they preferred to know about treatment costs at the time...Read more