Young dancer conquers rare, debilitating disease and now trains among the world's elite.
Special program offers support, better-integrated care for children with medical complexity.
A scholarship enabled Tai-Po Tschang, MD’72, to attend Duke University School of Medicine. His generosity will give other students the same opportunity.
A team led by Manesh Patel, MD, chief of the Division of Cardiology and co-director of Duke Heart, is creating computer algorithms that can analyze angiogram images in real time to identify significant blockages and abnormalities and help guide treatment decisions.
National cancer databases provide a ton of valuable information for researchers, but institutional data is often more granular, including details such as specific chemotherapy regimens, radiation doses, treatment durations, and recurrence rates. The Duke Breast Database (DB2), a big data initiative, is invaluable for health researchers like Oluwadamilola “Lola” Fayanju, MD, assistant professor of surgery and the principal investigator for the database.
With sepsis, time is of the essence. Left untreated, the illness—a runaway immune response to infection—can quickly become life-threatening. Duke hospital medicine physician Cara O’Brien, MD, is partnering with the Duke Institute for Health Innovation to lead a multidisciplinary team of physicians, nurses, and biostatisticians that is using data science to rapidly identify at-risk patients, speed treatment, and improve outcomes.