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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | May 12, 2016
Announcing our Inaugural Combined Medical School – Orthopaedic Residency Program Students
From left to right: Ben Alman, Tim Kreulen, Elshaday Belay, and Brian Brigman

We are delighted to announce that Tim Kreulen and Elshaday Belay were selected as the inaugural students in the combined medical school – orthopaedic residency program at Duke. They were selected following a rigorous process including an application, interviews, and observation on a mini-rotation on the orthopaedic service. Following their second year of medical school, they will begin a focused third year experience before entering orthopaedic residency training. Read the full story here.
Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, and the 6th Vital Sign featured
in The News & Observer
Millions of people are tracking their health and fitness patterns on electronic devices, as shown by the multi-billion dollar market for wearables such as Fitbit and Apple Watch.
And medical researchers are always looking for ways to increase the population samples reflected in research surveys, where getting hundreds of participants can be a trial.

That’s where 6th Vital Sign, a new study by the Duke Clinical Research Institute, fits in. The project involves the free ResearchKit app, which can be downloaded from the iTunes store and used to measure a person’s walking speed, with the data transmitted to researchers if the person agrees. Read the full story here.
Highlights from the 31st Annual 2016 AOASM Meeting
This year, the 31st Annual 2016 AOASM Meeting was held in Tempe, Arizona. William Garrett Jr., MD, PhD; Blake Boggess, DO, FAOASM, FAAFP; Jeff Bytomski, DO; Greg Dale, PhD; Nick Potter, DPT, ATC, LAT, SCS, OCS; and Corina Martinez, PT, DPT, SCS, LAT, ATC, as well as a few former fellows, all participated in the May meeting.

Dr. Bytomski was the program chair and he did an incredible job. One of the founding fathers of the organization 31 years ago, Dr. Bob Adams, said that this was the best conference yet. Dr. Garrett was the keynote and had everyone laughing and learning as usual!

Please enjoy photos taken at the conference here.
Elizabeth Ross, DPT, MMSc, FAACH, receives AACH Fellowship Award
We would like to congratulate Elizabeth Ross, DPT, MMSc, FAACH, who has received the AACH Fellowship Award. The Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of the American Academy on Communication in Healthcare (AACH) honors publicly those of its members who make substantial contributions to the AACH mission by awarding to those individuals the honor of being designated a Fellow of the AACH (FAACH). Dr. Ross has been a member of the AACH for 12 years and counting. Read the full story here.
Duke Orthopaedics of Raleigh is one of the Top 5 Finalists for "Teamwork on Display" - Cast your vote now!
We would like to congratulate our team members at Duke Orthopaedics of Raleigh, who are one of five finalists in the DukeHealth "Teamwork on Display" competition.

Voting closes tomorrow, May 13, so hurry up and cast your vote today!
On May 11, exactly one year to the day Duke University Chapel closed for a yearlong restoration, the iconic building reopened to the community. Please enjoy the beautiful video, "Personal Reflection on the Duke University Chapel."
Events, Publications, and News@Duke
April 2016 Spine Coding Education Corner
Register today: 8th Annual Duke Musculoskeletal Ultrasound Cadaver Course | August 4-5, 2016

Register today: Feagin Leadership Forum | May 20-21, 2016
Recent Publications

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke places a strong emphasis on research excellence, focused on generating and implementing new knowledge to improve rehabilitation and musculoskeletal care for people throughout the world.

To see what has been published via PubMed from May 1, 2016, through today, please visit our Publications section of our News & Updates Website! If you do not see your publication listed, please contact Tiffany Nickel at
  • Duke AHEAD 2016 Grant Funding Available: Letter of intent due June 8, 2016; Full proposal due August 10, 2016: We are very pleased to offer project funding for members of Duke AHEAD.  This funding is intended to provide critical start up support for projects aimed at improving health professions education through innovative approaches to instruction or assessment.  
    Eligibility:  Duke University School of Medicine and School of Nursing faculty who are Duke AHEAD members. Membership information can be found here. Trainees and students may be included as collaborators.  One faculty member must be designated as the Principal Investigator/ point person.  The Principal Investigator must provide a letter of support from his/her department chair or other equivalent chief of service or supervisor who most directly oversees his/her career advancement. Three Projects will be funded in amounts up to $10,000. Four projects will be funded for up to $5,000.
  • The Clinical Research Training Program is now accepting applications for the academic year 2016-2017: Application Deadline May 15, 2016 | This Duke University School of Medicine program provides academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. Designed primarily for faculty and clinical fellows who are training for academic careers, the program offers formal courses in research design, research management, medical genetics, comparative effectiveness, translational methodologies, and statistical analysis.
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