Geriatrician Heather Whitson studies connections between multiple chronic conditions that many elderly people live with at once. Her research exploring links between vision loss and cognitive decline has altered practices in low-vision clinics. Her studies probing possible biological links between age-related disorders of eye and brain formerly considered unrelated, hold broad clinical promise.

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.

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development announced the inaugural participants in its ALICE program, a new leadership development opportunity for mid-career women faculty.

Department of Medicine faculty had a number of accepted proposals for the Duke School of Medicine's

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., March 22 at 8 a.m.

Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, assistant professor medicine (Geriatrics) and ophthalmolog


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