Duke Health COVID-19 Response Fund Receives Generous Gift

Duke Health doctors and nurses reviewing dataAs teams throughout Duke’s hospitals, clinics, and research labs actively monitor and respond to the developing COVID-19 pandemic, Duke Health’s COVID-19 Response Fund to support the area of greatest need has received a generous gift from the Biogen Foundation.

As the COVID-19 situation has evolved, so have the needs of Duke Health’s students, health care workers, and patients, including procuring protective equipment and meeting personal and family responsibilities such as childcare. The COVID-19 Greatest Need Fund helps Duke Health remain robust and nimble enough to adapt to changing conditions, meet unforeseen challenges, and seize new opportunities.

“This generous gift from the Biogen Foundation will help Duke Health address the immediate needs and wellness of our health care workforce,” said William J. Fulkerson, Jr., MD, Executive Vice President for Duke University Health System and professor of medicine at Duke University School of Medicine. “Flexible support like this will help our team members continue to provide the excellent clinical care that sustains operations.”

“We are grateful to the Biogen Foundation for this vital support, which is critical to enabling us to respond to the needs of our frontline providers as they work to care for our patients,” said Mary E. Klotman, MD, Dean of the Duke University School of Medicine and professor of medicine.

For more information, visit the Biogen Foundation web page.