Advancing Health Together
We live in a time of unprecedented potential in biomedical science, education, technology, population and community health, and health care delivery. As one of the world’s foremost academic health enterprises, Duke Health integrates the Duke University School of Medicine, Duke University School of Nursing, Duke University Health System, and health programs across the university. Duke Health advances these frontiers through state-of-the-art clinical care, health promotion and disease prevention, breakthrough basic and clinical research, and educational experiences that prepare the next generation of health leaders. Every donor is an important partner in that work, and every gift plays a role in helping Duke Health and its constituent units advance health together.
Every gift to Duke Health supports the advancement of research and discovery to improve the health of our global community. We are fortunate to receive donations of all sizes as well as transformative donations made by alumni and friends, which we highlight here.
Thank you for your continuous support to Duke Health.
A True Gift: $2.5 Million Bequest Advances Alzheimer’s Disease Research, Offers Families Hope
Moved by her mother’s fight with Alzheimer’s disease, a donor leaves $2.5 million to Duke to advance research that may change the way doctors diagnose and treat the disease.
$100 Million to Advance Duke Science and Technology Research
The Duke Endowment of Charlotte, N.C., is supporting Duke University’s efforts to expand its faculty in computation, materials science and the resilience of the body and brain by completing the second phase of a $100 million investment.
$2 Million Bay Area Lyme Foundation Grant to Benefit Lyme Disease Research in Honor of Neil L.Spector, MD
In the mid-2010s, Spector initiated research into the tick-borne bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi, which causes Lyme disease in humans. His goal was to find alternatives to antibiotics, which are currently the only available treatment for Lyme disease, in hopes of helping patients who didn’t get better with antibiotics.
Artificial heart implant...
The Moore family marked dad Matthew’s 40th birthday with a special reunion following his artificial heart implant procedure. Duke Heart surgeons placed the first-in-North-America device in his chest July 12th.
Resilience and the Importance...
When we get a cold, or a cut on our hand, we will heal. This concept of resilience is being studied and researched at Duke, and basic science research may hold many of the keys to unlocking the power of the human body to resist infection and disease.
Harnessing Light to Measure...
A portable optical tool that promises to make surgical planning easier and less invasive for children who need surgery for epilepsy will get its first tests in the clinic, thanks to a $300,000 grant from The Hartwell Foundation.
Adapt and Innovate
Last spring, when Prince Boadi accepted an offer to attend Duke University School of Medicine starting in the fall of 2020, he knew the experience—leaving his family and friends in Chicago, learning his way around Durham, meeting new people, and taking on the rigors of medical school—would be different from anything else he’d ever done.
Duke Nursing Students Make a...
As students at Duke University School of Nursing, Lindsay Salisbury and Shelby Strockbine entered their third semester with a new perspective on the importance of global health and their roles as future nurses.
The Art of Medicine
New program offers medical students a way to bridge health care and the humanities.
Duke Children’s Hospital...
Duke Children’s Hospital once again ranked among the top 50 children’s medical centers nationally and retained its position at No. 1 in North Carolina, according to this year’s annual list from U.S. News & World Report.
Fighting on Both Sides of...
For 27 years, Heather Paradis, a 1995 graduate of Duke University’s Master of Science in Nursing Program, cared for cancer patients at Duke University Hospital as a hematology-oncology nurse practitioner. As she saw many patients fighting the disease, she had no idea that she would one day be on the other side of cancer care.
Fighting Cancer Like a...
We are all familiar with Hollywood’s larger than life superheroes like Wonder Woman, Superman, and Spider-Man, but have you ever heard of the VG Superhero?
Why your gift matters
Whether you are a former patient, family member, friend, alumnus, or partner, your gifts have a profound impact on today’s care and tomorrow’s cures.
Your Donations Make a Difference
Care, heal, teach, discover—that’s what your gifts empower Duke Health to do. Your generosity keeps us vigilant and innovative, able to take on urgent challenges and promising opportunities.