School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development has announced the next class in its ALICE program, a leadership development opportunity for mid-career women faculty in the School of Medicine. Five participants in the next class are from the Department of Medicine.
Joseph Rogers, MD , interim chair of the department, Aimee Zaas, MD, MHS , program director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, and David Simel, MD , vice chair for Veterans Affairs, have announced the Chief Residents for the 2019-2020 academic year.
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.
The Duke Perioperative Optimization of Senior Health , led by Mitchell Heflin, MD , associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics), and Sandhya Lagoo-Deenadayalan, MD , associate professor of surgery, published a study in JAMA Surgery on Jan. 3 that found with older patients, assessing risk and intervening before surgery leads to shorter hospital stays.
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.