On a busy day early in her career in her hepatology clinic, Carla Brady, MD, associate professor of medicine (Gastroenterology), entered the exam room to meet a new patient referred to her for Hepatitis C management.

The patient, a young mother who was pregnant with her second child, pulled out her cell phone and showed Brady a photo of her 3-year-old child.

“She said to me, ‘I want to show you a picture so that I can give you a face to put with the reason as to why I’m sitting here in front of you in the clinic,” said Brady. “I thought to myself, ‘this is validation for what I really, really want to do and that’s taking care of pregnant women with liver disorders.’”

The Department of Medicine Chair’s Office and Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee, School of Medicine Office for Diversity and Inclusion, and School of Nursing are co-sponsoring a special event on Friday, January 12, 2018, to highlight health disparities research at Duke University. Kimberly Johnson, MD, associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics), will present "REACH Equity: Responding to the 'Fierce urgency of now.'"

Marie A. Bernard, MD, deputy director of the National Institute on Aging, will give the 2018 Phillips-Winn Memorial Grand Rounds on Fri., Dec. 1. Her presentation title is "From Mice to Men: Highlights of National Institute on Aging." Continue reading for more on Dr. Bernard.

The Department of Medicine Book Club will meet on Oct. 2, 2017 to discuss "Blindspot: Hidden Biases of Good People" by Mahzarin R. Banaji and Anthony G. Greenwald. 

The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host Valerie Ashby, PhD, Dean of Trinity College of Arts & Sciences and Professor of Chemistry at Duke University, for the annual Phillips-Winn Memorial Medicine Grand Rounds presentation on Fri., May 12, at 8 a.m.

Leonor Corsino, MD, to receive an award from NIDDK Network of Minority Health Research Investigators (NMRI) recognizing her many years of significant service, contribution and loyalty to the NMRI.

Jamy Ard, MD, will return to Duke University on Jan. 13, 2017 as the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee's Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Speaker at Medicine Grand Rounds. Dr. Ard is a professor of medicine and epidemiology and prevention at Wake Forest School of Medicine and co-director of the Weight Management Center at Wake Forest Baptist Health. He attended Duke University School of Medicine and completed residency in internal medicine at Duke, serving as chief resident from 2001-2002.

Dr. Ard will present "A patient with obesity walks into your clinic: Designing effective obesity treatments for key populations." Continue reading for more on his research and his time at Duke.

Laura Svetkey, MD, MHS, will present "NIH Diveristy Supplements: Is there an opportunity for me?" on Thur., Oct. 13 at 6 p.m. in Duke North Conference Room 1308.

The Department of Medicine Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host an information session on the Duke CTSA KL2 Program

The Department of Medicine and its Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee have reserved tickets and tables to the School of Medicine's annual


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