The Mario Family Foundation Award supports junior investigators in training by annually awarding selected patient-oriented research proposals to fund for one year. This year’s Mario Family Foundation fellow recipients are Judith B. Vick, MD, MPH, General Internal Medicine, Josephine Harrington, MD, Cardiology, and Naseem Alavian, MD, MPH, Infectious Diseases.
Christina Wyatt, MD, associate professor in the Division of Nephrology, and Keisha Bentley-Edwards, PhD, associate professor in the Division of General Internal Medicine, received an award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) for a project entitled “Interventions that Address Structural Racism to Reduce Kidney Health Disparities, Research Coordinating Center.”
The Critical Care Medicine fellowship training program has achieved full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), further enhancing the Department of Medicine’s (DOM) reputation as a center of excellence in critical care.
Congratulations to the following faculty members for their recent appointment or promotion in the Department of Medicine.
The Department of Medicine (DOM) has a longstanding history of providing resources and opportunities to faculty at all levels who are on their journey towards building a rewarding career in academic medicine. One component of the department’s vision includes supporting the development of faculty through professional and leadership development programs.
Nicholas Mayne, MD, senior assistant resident in the Duke Internal Medicine (IM) Residency Program, has been selected to serve as the Durham VA Medical Center Chief Resident for Quality and Safety (CRQS) for 2024-25.
For eight weeks every summer, four competitively selected, eagerly excited and ambitious undergraduate juniors and seniors get the chance to come to Duke to participate in the REACH Equity Summer Undergraduate Research Program (RESURP).
More than 10,000 Duke patients die each year. Ideally, all of those patients should have the opportunity to discuss their goals in the last six months of life, a target that Duke University Health System and palliative care leaders set in 2021 as part of the Goal Concordant Care Initiative. Eighteen months later, the system is well on the way toward meeting target, and more than half of all Duke Health patients have a goals-of-care conversation documented in the last six months. It’s a win-win—for patients and providers.