A bilingual expert in cross-cultural neuropsychology, health disparities, and neurocognitive aging, Maria Marquine, PhD, is giving clinicians across the country the tools they have long needed to identify neurocognitive disorders in the Latino population. She is advancing clinical care for an estimated 40 million native Spanish-speakers across the United States, a critical step toward addressing disparities in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia and promoting health equity.
Deepshikha Ashana, MD, MA, MBA, assistant professor in the division of Medicine, Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine, has been awarded a three-year award of $495,000 to fund her visionary project, Toward a Trauma-Informed Intensive Care Unit, from the Doris Duke Foundation (DDF) to advance human health.
The following message was sent to members of the Department of Medicine from Dr. Kathleen Cooney, MD, MACP, chair of the Department of Medicine, Dr.
Health care providers play a crucial role in medical advocacy, and the Duke Department of Medicine is meeting a need for these physicians’ voices by expanding the scope of medical advocacy training to include fellows as well as residents.
A highlight of the SEEDS program each year is the projects that are selected for publication or presentation. The Department of Medicine is proud to announce our 2023-2024 project winners, Drs. Willard Applefeld, Ann Cameron Barr, Dan Loriaux, Emily Sanders, Ilia Shadrin, and Rachel V. White. These projects offer innovative measures that will further strengthen our curriculum.
The Department of Medicine and the division of Nephrology are partnering with historically Black college and university (HBCU) North Carolina Central University (NCCU) College of Health and Sciences in a new program to give talented students an opportunity to develop mentor relationships and research/clinical exposure to fortify their early career development.
A coalition of health care funders working to improve trust in health care has awarded grants to Department of Medicine faculty members, Julius Wilder, MD, PhD, and Aimee Zaas, MD and Lance Okeke, MD, to advance local health equity in the Durham, N.C. community.