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Robert Lefkowitz (right) shared the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry with his mentee Brian Kobilka (not pictured).

The road to a Nobel Prize: Robert Lefkowitz writes memoir, reconnects with roots

Lefkowitz’s memoir “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to Stockholm: The Adrenaline-Fueled Adventures of an Accidental Scientist” is set to be released in February of next year. The story builds up to the 2012 Nobel Prize in Chemistry that he shared with his mentee Brian Kobilka. He also shares his experiences as a trained cardiologist who was diagnosed with a heart disease. 


Test tubes for Duke's self-administered COVID-19 surveillance tests.

Duke, UNC study finds little evidence virus cases at NC universities spread beyond schools

Colleges’ decisions to reopen this fall have raised concerns that outbreaks on campus could lead to COVID-19 spreading in college towns. However, a recent geospatial analysis by researchers at Duke and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill found little evidence that student cases of COVID-19 at a sample of North Carolina universities had spilled over into the wider community. 


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'More complex' than rocket science: How the Wetland Center is tackling ecosystem restoration

Under the leadership of Curtis Richardson, director of the DUWC and professor of resource ecology at the Nicholas School of the Environment, Duke’s prowess in the field of wetland conservation and rehabilitation has grown. Now, the center plans to partner with Duke’s Marine Lab and Brian Silliman, the Rachel Carson professor of marine conservation biology at the Nicholas School. 


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How the Global Health Institute has adapted to a pandemic

In a time when global health is at the forefront of our minds, the Duke Global Health Institute has faced new challenges and seen new learning opportunities. The DGHI, established in 2006, is working hard to keep current students going, and some classes have shifted to focus on the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, the institute is looking ahead to a possible increase in applications.