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Q&A: Meet Gerry Grant, Duke’s incoming chair of neurosurgery

(03/18/22 4:28am)

Gerald Grant, Trinity’ 89, will become the chair of the department of neurosurgery at the School of Medicine on April 1. Grant, endowed professor and chief of pediatric neurosurgery at Stanford University, previously served as an associate professor in the department of surgery at Duke before leaving to serve on active duty in the United States Air Force. 

Duke receives $2.65 million grant to support new initiative for increased diversity, access to clinical research

(01/25/22 6:59am)

Duke University Health System, the Duke School of Medicine and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute recently received a $2.65 million grant from the Duke Endowment for an initiative titled “Changing the Face of Clinical Research at Duke Through Community Outreach and Engagement.”

New installation ‘45 portraits in 45 days’ features Duke health care workers

(01/26/21 11:01pm)

Durham area painter Maria Bennett Hock has recently completed what she believes to be her magnum opus — “the most important, impactful and historic”— piece of art that she has conceptualized in her past ten years as an artist. Titled “45 Portraits in 45 Days,” Hock’s exhibit features the portraits of Duke Hospital essential healthcare workers who have sacrificed so much in pursuit of caring for those afflicted by COVID-19. The exhibit strives to capture the culture of a COVID facility as it depicts the raw emotions of those working behind the scenes amid the pandemic. Although doctors and nurses make up a significant portion of the collection, Hock wanted to ensure that the unsung heroes in the healthcare field were given credit as well.  

Recess interviews Dr. Paul Farmer on latest book 'Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds'

(12/16/20 5:12pm)

I did not plan to read a book about an epidemic during a pandemic. I told myself, just as I told everyone around me, that I was tired of hearing about the current pandemic — let alone any other epidemic. But that all changed very quickly when I traveled through wor(l)ds presented in “Fevers, Feuds and Diamonds,” written by Duke alum Dr. Paul Farmer and published Nov. 17.  

Brittle Paper: A conversation with writer, professor and Duke alum Ainehi Edoro-Glines

(11/07/20 12:17am)

Writer and Duke alum Ainehi Edoro-Glines has devoted her career not only to shining a light on African literary culture but also to making her mark on it. Edoro-Glines is the founder of Brittle Paper, an online, award-winning weekly “African literary blog” that was born during her time at Duke. Brittle Paper features a kaleidoscope of African literary expression in the digital space, including fiction, poetry, book reviews and essays. Edoro-Glines’s platform is a “celebration” of the African literary world and the unique magic that emanates from it.