Division News

Sparks Receives ASN Distinguished Educator Award

Matthew A. Sparks, MD, FASN, associate professor in the of Nephrology and program director for the Nephrology Fellowship Program, has been awarded the 2022 Midcareer Distinguished Educator Award from the American Society of Nephrology (ASN).

D'Alessio, Dave and Palmer Awarded Distinguished Professorships

Three faculty members from the Department of Medicine have been awarded distinguished professorships, the highest honor the university can bestow upon a member of the faculty. The appointments are effective on July 1, 2022.

David D'Alessio, MD: James B. Wyngaarden Distinguished Professor of Medicine

Dr. D’Alessio is a practicing endocrinologist and chief of the Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition. His research group studies regulation of insulin secretion by hormonal factors and the abnormalities of islet function in Type 2 diabetes.

2022 Chair's Research Award Recipients Announced

The Department of Medicine is delighted to announce the winning Chair’s Research Awards proposals for 2022.  

“We have been very delighted with the work and outcomes of the prior recipients of this award and anticipate an equally successful and productive course for this year’s winners,” said Kathleen Cooney, MD, MCAP, chair, Department of Medicine. “Congratulations to each award recipient!”

New Funding Awards - March 2022

Sponsored Research

Gerald Bloomfield of Cardiology has received a sub-award through the Aga Khan University for a project entitled "Chronic, Non-Communicable Diseases and Disorders Across the Lifespan: Fogarty International Research Training Award (NCD-LIFESPAN)." Total funding will be $23,180.

Ann Brown Will Deliver 2022 Clipp-Speer Lecture

The Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM) will host Ann Brown, MD, MHS, vice dean for faculty, for the annual Clipp-Speer Women in Medicine Visiting Professor Grand Rounds presentation on Fri., April 29 12 p.m. in The Great Hall. The event will be hybrid in-person and virtual.

Dept. of Medicine Diversity & Inclusion Loan Repayment Program Announced

The Duke Department of Medicine (DOM) is pleased to announce the Loan Repayment Program to Promote Diversity and Inclusion in Medicine (LRPDIM Award).

This award is part of a series of mentored career development opportunities offered by the DOM and is designed to fund underrepresented minorities in medicine who, as a group, are disproportionately impacted by student loans. This financial burden impedes retention, recruitment, and diversification of research faculty in the DOM.

Task Force Looks at New Second-Year PIONEER Program

The Department of Medicine (DOM) is creating a taskforce charged with developing the internal medicine component of a new program called outPatient Integrated lONgitudinal ExpERience, or PIONEER, for second-year medical students.

The goal of PIONEER is to increase their experience with the outpatient practice of general internal medicine and its subspecialties, as well as increase opportunities for faculty to teach medical students in the clinic setting.