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It was the chance to try to help people, even at their sickest, that drew Dr. Steven Crowley to medicine 25 years ago.

Today the nephrologist still sees patients at the Durham VA Medical Center, but he spends much more time decoding how immune system cells contribute to hypertension and organ damage in his laboratory.

Still, the mission endures.

“The most important aspect of our work is to show solidarity with our patients. That is something we can always do, regardless of the stage of their illness,” says Crowley, whose research may lay groundwork for needed improved treatments.

Fourteen faculty from the Department of Medicine were chosen as Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows. This inaugural program was created with a transfer of funds from the Duke University Health System. Its aim is to support the research efforts and enhance the academic success of early to mid-career clinician-scientists in School of Medicine clinical departments.

Four faculty from the Department of Medicine will be awarded The Butler Pioneer Award for Outstanding Young Physician-Scientists, a generous beques

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