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Probing how diet may affect chronic kidney disease complications

January 11, 2018
Chronic kidney disease takes a dreadful toll. Some 13 percent of adult Americans live with the condition. Despite that high prevalence, multitudes of mysteries persist about how chronic kidney disease progresses and how to stop or slow it. Julia Scialla, MD, MHS , is eager to help change that with studies exploring the physiology of chronic kidney disease complications.
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Mining New RNA Science for Clinical Promise

January 4, 2018
Last year in Christopher Holley’s lab, an uninstalled exhaust hood still wrapped in plastic suggested that the young investigator was just getting going. Don’t be deceived. Holley arrived a lab-bench veteran when he joined Duke’s cardiology division faculty in 2015. But the physician-scientist is launching something very new: wide-reaching molecular studies into a new field of RNA biology with vast potential.
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A search to disrupt cancer-cell trickery that makes malignant cells seem harmless

December 20, 2017
These are heady days for immunotherapy researchers, the scientists making progress unleashing the human immune system against lethal cancers. Interventions once envisioned in laboratories are now treatments saving the lives of some patients struck by melanoma, kidney cancer, and lung cancer. Promise is rising for treatments against malignancies arising elsewhere as well. With his new insights into how cancer cells use biochemical signaling to suppress our immune system, Brent Hanks, MD, PhD , is part of this translational momentum.
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Kourany named new chief of Nephrology at Durham VA

December 18, 2017
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.

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3/28/18: 'What Should I Eat, Doc?' Nutrition Symposium
February 13, 2018
"What Should I Eat, Doc?" is a Nutrition Symposium that will be held from 1-5 p.m. on March 28, 2018 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center. Learn evidence of nutrition and health, understand challenges in implementing evidence, identify strategies and resources to overcome challenges.
4/9/18: Building the Future of Women Leaders in Duke Health
February 13, 2018
Duke AHEAD, with support from Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University School Medicine, will host Building the Future of Women Leaders in Duke Health: Progress and Possibilities from 5-8 p.m. on Mon., April 9 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center.
3/20/18: 2018 Duke Health Leadership Summit
February 13, 2018
The Feagin Leadership Program in collaboration with Duke Health and Duke AHEAD will host the 2018 Duke Health Leadership Summit from 1-4 p.m. on Tues., March 20 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center.
Duke CVRC to launch Executive Seminar Series
February 13, 2018
The Duke Cardiovascular Research Center is launching an Executive Seminar Series that will provide the latest thinking in cardiovascular research and clinical care.
SoM accepting nominations for Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award
February 12, 2018
The Duke University School of Medicine’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion has established the Michelle Winn Inclusive Excellence Award to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions to diversity and inclusion within the Duke University School of Medicine community. Deadline to submit a nomination is Feb. 26, 2018 .
Ubel authors JGIM publication on genome sequencing
February 10, 2018
Dr. Peter Ubel was the senior author of a paper in JGIM entitled "How Primary Care Providers Talk to Patients about Genome Sequencing Results: Risk, Rationale, and Recommendation."
Duke MEDx 2018 Colloquia Applications open
February 9, 2018
MEDx is pleased to offer support for interdisciplinary colloquia that bring together physicians, engineers, computer scientists, data analysts, and basic and/or clinical researchers with a common desire to combine the elements of medicine and engineering to solve complex problems and inspire innovation. Deadline for applications is March 5 .
Welcome new members of DGIM
February 9, 2018
We are proud to welcome a new faculty and staff member to the Division of General Internal Medicine!
Wahidi and Giovacchini discuss health effects of teen vaping with WRAL
February 8, 2018
Momen Wahidi, MD , associate professor of medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine), and Coral Giovacchini, MD , medical instructor (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine), participated in an interview and Facebook live discussion on teen vaping with WRAL news.
Leveling the Odds: How Two Duke Professors Are Giving Families in Tanzania a Better Chance of Beating Cancer
February 8, 2018
After taking care of pediatric cancer patients in Tanzania, Kristin Schroeder, MD, MPH , and Nelson Chao, MD, MBA , established the International Cancer Care and Research Excellence Foundation (iCCARE) in 2014, a nonprofit whose mission is to give any child diagnosed with cancer the same chance of a cure regardless of where they live. Funded primarily through individual donations, iCCARE covers treatment costs for BMC pediatric cancer patients and provides other resources and support, including a hostel where they and their families can stay while receiving treatment.
2/27/18: Celebrating Duke Microbiology
February 6, 2018
The Duke University School of Medicine will host a celebration honoring Duke Microbiology's achievement of being ranked No. 5 globally by US News and World Report. The reception will take place from 5-6:30 p.m. on Tues., Feb. 27 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center.