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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.
Awards - honors

Barbara Alexander to serve on IDSA Executive Board

October 9, 2018
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has announced that Barbara Alexander, MD , professor of medicine (Infectious Diseases) and pathology, will serve as the IDSA board's vice president as part of the executive committee.
Awards - honors

Naggie receives IDSA’s Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement

October 9, 2018
The Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) has presented its 2018 Oswald Avery Award for Early Achievement to Susanna Naggie, MD, MHS , associate professor of medicine (Infectious Diseases), for her novel research on the treatment of patients co-infected with HIV and hepatitis C virus (HCV).

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