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Anna Mae Diehl receives the Beckman Trust Award

December 4, 2018
Anna Mae Diehl, MD , the Florence McAllister Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology) and professor of molecular genetics and microbiology in Duke University School of Medicine, has won the Beckman Trust Award .
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Whitson to serve as next director of the Duke Center for Aging and Human Development

December 4, 2018
Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics) and ophthalmology, will serve as the next director of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development . Dr. Whitson will succeed Harvey Cohen, MD, the Walter Kempner Professor of Medicine and chair emeritus of the Department of Medicine.
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Patierno honored with Duke University Diversity Award

November 1, 2018
Steven Patierno, PhD , deputy director of Duke Cancer Institute and professor of medicine (Medical Oncology), pharmacology and cancer biology, and community and family medicine, has received the Diversity Award , one of Duke University's highest honors, in a ceremony led by President Vincent E. Price.
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Improving Quality of Life in Older Patients with Kidney Disease

October 17, 2018
Rasheeda Hall, MD, MBA, MHS , assistant professor of medicine (Nephrology), is drawn to complexity. When she was a resident at Duke, she says, “I felt a heart tug to nephrology because these patients were sicker and more complex patients.” Today, after completing a fellowship in Nephrology at Duke, she is a geriatric nephrologist, with the goal of making life simpler and better for these patients. She is using tools from geriatrics and pharmacology in her quest to improve quality of life and address patient goals of care. Dr. Hall hopes some of her work eventually will help inform geriatric nephrology on a larger scale.

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