The School of Medicine’s Office for Faculty is now accepting applications for the ADVANCE-UP Faculty Development Program. Applications are due Jan. 12.
Wissam Kourany, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Nephrology), has been selected as the next chief of Nephrology at the Durham VA effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Thomas A. Owens, MD, Vice President for Medical Affairs and Chief Medical Officer for Duke University Health System and associate professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine) and pediatrics, has been has been named the next president of Duke University Hospital, effective Jan. 1, 2018.
Every Thanksgiving since 1973, Duke internal medicine residents have squared off for a friendly game of flag football—the Duke Hospital Marines versus the Durham VA Jets.
This year, the Jets were victorious and the Cohen Cup moved back to the Durham VA Medical Center.
It was the chance to try to help people, even at their sickest, that drew Dr. Steven Crowley to medicine 25 years ago.
Today the nephrologist still sees patients at the Durham VA Medical Center, but he spends much more time decoding how immune system cells contribute to hypertension and organ damage in his laboratory.
Still, the mission endures.
“The most important aspect of our work is to show solidarity with our patients. That is something we can always do, regardless of the stage of their illness,” says Crowley, whose research may lay groundwork for needed improved treatments.