External review establishes Global Health Institute as leader in field
The Duke Global Health Institute recently went through an external review confirming Duke’s leading position in the area of global health and continuing focus in interdisciplinary studies.
Nicholas School welcomes new dean, new building
The Nicholas School of the Environment will enter an era of transition this Fall with the arrival of a new dean and the completion of Environment Hall.
Spotlight on summer research
From studying the impact of air pollution to developing tests for cancer, here are some of the many ways that research has recently been advanced on campus.
Duke Med awarded $15M for brain disorder research
Duke Medicine has received a $15 million award to pursue treatment of brain disorders.
David Zaas named president of Duke Raleigh Hospital
Dr. David Zaas, former chief medical officer for the Duke Faculty Practice and vice chair for clinical practice at the Department of Medicine, was recently named president of Duke Raleigh Hospital.
Newborn lemurs attract visitors
Tourists visiting the Duke Lemur Center will have the opportunity to see newborn baby lemurs as a newly added attraction this summer.
Tips for surviving final exam stress
During the time of final exams, the effects of stress on the body make self-care especially important.
East Campus Student Health space considered for other offices
The space that once housed the Duke East Campus Health Center—which closed first semester—is now being discussed as a potential location for a number of other services.
Deputy secretary of energy emphasizes the power of the individual
Daniel Poneman, deputy secretary of energy to the Obama administration, visited engineering laboratories and spoke about the importance of research on energy alternatives during his visit to Duke...
UNC researchers find better long-term health linked to early education
Researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found that children who receive quality educational enrichment very early in their lives may have better health decades later.
Medical leave policies for mental health criticized at Duke and peer schools
A number of college students suffering from mental illnesses have spoken out against their respective schools' medical leave policies.
Students encouraged to consider insurance abroad
Students studying abroad with Duke-affiliated programs this summer should keep in mind the benefits and restrictions of their respective insurance plans.
James Balog given LEAF award
James Balog was awarded the Lifetime Environmental Achievement in the Fine Arts by the Nicholas School of the Environment Saturday.
Dismantling the Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy
Duke is disbanding the umbrella institution—Duke Institute for Genome Sciences & Policy—in favor of three independent units.
James Balog to be awarded LEAF Award
Nature photographer James Balog has been announced as the 2014 winner of Duke's LEAF Award for Lifetime Environmental Achievement in Fine Arts.
Duke biomedical engineers implant advanced muscle in mice
Duke University scientists have engineered lab-grown muscle that acts, looks and heals like the real thing.
Studying with psychological principles improves class performance
Collaborating researchers at Duke and Rice University have discovered that simple changes to homework assignments based on psychological principles can increase students’ performance in a class.
Dzau replacement search committee formed
A committee tasked with finding a replacement for Victor Dzau, the outgoing Chancellor for Health Affairs and Duke University Health System CEO, has been formed, according to an announcement by...
Pratt grad student talks men's fashion app
Brad Rubin, a first-year Pratt graduate student, runs the mobile app “Stylehand,” an app designed to help young professionals and color blind men avoid fashion mishaps.
DUhatch showcases budding student businesses
DUhatch, Duke’s student business incubator, held its biannual company showcase Wednesday in Teer Hall.
French Family Science Center hall to commemorate late Professor Bonk
French Family Science Center room 2231 will be named the James S. Bonk Lecture Hall in memory of Duke chemistry professor James Bonk.
DHVI finds lupus antibodies may hold key to HIV cure
Researchers at the Duke Human Vaccine Institute recently found that a patient diagnosed with both lupus and HIV produced antibodies that limited the effects of the latter.
New guidelines recommend 13 million more Americans use statins
New guidelines will recommend that approximately thirteen million more Americans use cholesterol-reducing drugs.
Duke scientists identify antibodies in HIV immune response
A research team led by Duke scientists has identified a subclass of antibodies that could help find an effective HIV vaccine.
Duke faculty tackle the illicit tobacco trade
A joint effort between researchers in the United States and Southeast Asia is tracking the illicit tobacco trade within the region.