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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | March 31, 2016
“A Walk to the Coast” – A patient’s ‘thank you’ to Dr. Robert Fitch and Duke Children’s Hospital

Looking at him today, R. Buxton Ward looks like a healthy, 17-year-old junior high school student at The Craven Early College Program associated with Craven Community College. You would never know that he had been through nearly a 2-year battle with scoliosis. As part of his graduation project, Buxton led a fundraiser, “A Walk to the Coast,” to benefit Duke Children’s Hospital and to thank the providers who helped him. Read the full story here.
Fourth Annual George S. E. Aitken Lecture
From left to right: Dr. Robert (Bob) Peroutka, Martha Aitken, Peggy Peroutka, Dr. Billy Andrews, Dr. James Urbaniak, Dr. David Attarian, and Dr. Ben Alman

On Wednesday, March 30, 2016, Robert M. Peroutka, MD; Director of the Joint Experience Program at MedStar Good Samaritan, Johns Hopkins, gave the Fourth Annual George S. E. Aitken Lecture, “Arthroplasty – From Evolution to Transformation.”
Ron Peyton Innovation Lecture
From left to right: Drs. Michel Landry, Pamela Duncan, and Chad Cook

On Monday, March 28, 2016, Pamela W. Duncan, PhD, FAPTA, FAHA, gave the Ron Peyton Innovation Lecture to those within the Doctor of Physical Therapy program, entitled, “Courage in the Arena – Preparing the Next Generation of Physical Therapists.”
Duke Orthopaedics Philanthropy Video

We invite you to watch our 2016 Duke Orthopaedics Philanthropy video! Please enjoy the video and send any suggestions or comments to Tiffany Nickel at
Enhancing Patient Care and Training with Smart Glasses featuring Dr. Selene Parekh
Selene Parekh, MD, Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
April 1, 2016 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m.
Duke Digital Initiative (DDI), Center for Instructional Technology (CIT), and Office of Information Technology (OIT)
Location: Bostock Library 024
Cost: Free and open to all

Get all the details here.
Duke Sports Medicine Outreach Soccer Program
Duke Sports Medicine is one of only three FIFA Medical Centres of Excellence in the United States. FIFA accredits established centres that have demonstrated their leadership in football medicine. All centres have to undergo a strict selection process.

As an accredited centre, Duke provides soccer-specific injury prevention, concussion baseline testing, quality medical care through physical therapists experienced in the treatment of musculoskeletal injuries, and free, weekly on-site practice injury triage. For more details and the local coverage schedule for April, please click here.
Congratulations to Virginia Byers Kraus, MD, PhD, for her contribution to, "I thought I was too young for arthritis. I was wrong," an article published on March 28, 2016, in The Washington Post. Read the full article here.
Updating your Faculty Profiles

You can now find instruction on how to update your faculty profiles on our Duke Orthopaedics News & Updates site!

This page covers how to:
  • Update your Scholars@Duke profile
  • Update your Photo
  • Update your profile
Learn more here.

Missed a newsletter?

You can now view all of our newsletters from December 2015 through today in the Newsletter Archives on our Duke Orthopaedics News & Updates site!
Coding Education Corner
24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor
April 21, 2016 | SAP Autism at Work Program
You're invited to attend the 8th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium!
April 29-30, 2016
Find details for the conference here. Register today!

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 March 24, 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
  • RFP for Course Development Funds: Due April 29 | Bass Connections brings together faculty and students—from all levels and schools—in interdisciplinary research teams. Faculty, graduate and professional students, undergraduates and post-docs apply their skills and perspectives to generate creative solutions to complex problems in five theme areas. In addition to more than 40 project teams each year, Bass Connections offers curricular pathways in each theme, to complement a student’s major or program of study. To augment efforts the themes are already undertaking to build out curricular pathways, Bass Connections has available up to $20,000 centrally to support courses that will enrich the pathways of Bass Connections.
  • 2016 Spring SOM Core Facility Voucher Program: This joint program with the School of Medicine (SOM), the Office of the Provost and Duke Research Computing/Office of Information Technology will offer vouchers in amounts ranging from $500 to $10,000 redeemable for provision of services at SoM core facilities/shared resources. The sources of funding are from the School of Medicine and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR). Read more here.
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