Division News

Distinguished Professors Spotlight: Drs. Kimberly Johnson and Chris Beyrer

Join us in recognizing the new Department of Medicine Distinguished Professors as we spotlight two faculty members each week. This week’s Spotlight is on Chris Beyrer, MD, MPH, internationally recognized epidemiologist and director of the Duke Global Health Institute, and Dr. Kimberly Johnson, a nationally recognized leader and researcher on health equity and how best to address it.  

Continuing Medical Education: A Pathway to Collaboration and Inspiration

The Duke Department of Medicine (DOM) has long been at the forefront of advancing medical knowledge and fostering collaboration through its Continuing Medical Education (CME) efforts. With a focus on two pivotal programs— Medicine Grand Rounds (MGR) and the Learning Education and Discussion Series (LEADS) —the department not only ensures the maintenance of professional licenses but also cultivates an environment of shared learning, innovation, and inspiration. 

MGR: A Legacy of Innovation 

5 in DOM Complete ALICE Program

ALICE is an annual program that provides targeted development to mid-career women faculty leaders. Applications for the 2024 program are available now and are due November 3.

Dr. Nwora Lance Okeke Receives HIV Medicine Association 2023 Innovator Award

Dr. Lance Okeke, MD, MHS, has been selected by the HIV Medicine Association (HIVMA) as the 2023 HIVMA Innovative Leader Award recipient for his contributions to advancing the field through his productive research portfolio, and innovative and transformative delivery of care to people with HIV. 

Mario Family Foundation Awardees Focus on Older Adult Care, Heart Failure Patients, HIV

The Mario Family Foundation Award supports junior investigators in training by annually awarding selected patient-oriented research proposals to fund for one year. This year’s Mario Family Foundation fellow recipients are Judith B. Vick, MD, MPH, General Internal Medicine, Josephine Harrington, MD, Cardiology, and Naseem Alavian, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases.  

Dr. Christopher Hostler Named New VA Associate Chief of Staff

Christopher J. Hostler, MD, MPH, assistant professor in the division of Infectious Diseases, has been named associate chief of staff, Medicine Specialty Service, at the Durham Veterans Administration Health Care System, effective June 4.