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.
Duke University Med/Peds Rheumatology Fellowship Training Program—one of only a few in the country offering combined training in adult and pediatric rheumatology—is receiving a grant from the Arthritis Foundation to support a new fellow.
The “Cultivating a New Generation of Rheumatologists” grant of $50,000 annually for a three-year award period aims to help meet the challenges of a rheumatology workforce shortage.
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!”
By Liz Switzer
As the Department of Medicine (DOM) Fellow Research Academy (FRA) wraps up its inaugural year, participants say they are coming away better positioned as competitive candidates for research awards and with a sense of camaraderie that is fostered by a departmental culture of career development.