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Faculty Spotlight: David Halpern, MD

April 11, 2019

Meet David Halpern, MD,  a consulting associate in our division. Learn more about his work, family, and interests in our interview below.

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GIM recent funding awards: Oct 2018 - March 2019

April 10, 2019

Congratulations to the 5 faculty members who were recipients of recent research funding

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Jenny Van Kirk to take on new roles in residency program, undergraduate medical education

April 10, 2019

Jenny Van Kirk, MD, currently the chief medical resident for Duke University Hospital, will serve as the associate director of Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) for the Department of Medicine as well as assistant program director for the Internal Medicine Residency Program, effective July 1, 2019.

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New Lupus Subtyping System Improves Care and Communication

April 9, 2019

Megan Clowse, MD, MPH, is excited about a new development in the Duke Lupus Clinic that has opened up new ways of understanding, treating, and talking about lupus.

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Department selects four investigators for Chair’s Research Award

April 9, 2019

The Department of Medicine has awarded the 2019 Chair's Research Award to four junior investigators who are making the transition to becoming independent scientists prior to their acquisition of extramural funding.

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Helping Women with Rheumatic Disease Have Families

April 9, 2019

In her clinic, Megan Clowse, MD, MPH, associate professor of medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology), helps patients with rheumatic disease safely navigate pregnancy while managing their disease. In her research, she gathers and analyzes data about the best pregnancy planning and management practices. She’s also working to educate providers and patients on a larger scale.

“I’m trying to figure out how everyone can get state-of-the-art care from their local rheumatologist in order to have healthy pregnancies,” she says. “My mission is that all women with rheumatic disease can have the families they want.”

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Rheumatic Diseases and Pregnancy: Should HCQ Dose Change in Pregnancy?

April 9, 2019

For women who take hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) to control rheumatic disease, research has shown that it’s best for mother and baby to continue the medicine during pregnancy. But should the dose be maintained, decreased, or increased? Stephen Balevic, MD, assistant professor of pediatrics and medicine (Rheumatology and Immunology), set out to investigate this question using data from the Duke Autoimmunity in Pregnancy registry. 

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2 faculty from the Department of Medicine inducted into AAP

April 9, 2019

Two Department Medicine faculty members were inducted into the Association of American Physicians (AAP) during a joint April 6 meeting of the AAP, the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the American Physician-Scientists Association (APSA...

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Rheumatic Diseases and Pregnancy: How do Outcomes Correlate to Patient-Reported Measures?

April 9, 2019

When a woman with rheumatic disease is pregnant, she may experience many symptoms--some from her underlying disease and some from pregnancy itself. Which of these symptoms signal increased risk for preterm delivery?

Nathaniel Harris, MD, PhD, an intern in the Duke internal medicine residency program, spent his third year of medical school, also at Duke, plumbing the DAP registry for insights into this question.

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New funding awards - March 2019

April 9, 2019

The following faculty received funding awards in March 2019.

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