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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | May 19, 2016
There will be no newsletter on Thursday, May 26, 2016. All stories sent to will be published on Thursday, June 2, 2016.
Duke Orthopaedics selected to participate in PEPPER trial
We are excited to announce that the Division of Adult Reconstruction at Duke has been selected as one of 25 institutions to participate in MUSC Health’s PEPPER (Pulmonary Embolism Prevention after Hip and Knee Replacement) trial, which is funded through a Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) award. The largest of its kind, the PEPPER trial’s goal is to combine information about effectiveness in preventing blood clots in the lungs and legs with the opinions of patients about the safety of the most commonly employed blood thinners. This work will provide background information to help both patients and their surgeons in deciding which blood thinner would be best to use after hip and knee replacement. Read the full story here.
William J. Richardson, MD, selected as chosen speaker in China
We would like to congratulate William J. Richardson, MD, who was the chosen speaker at the 5th Annual Safety Forum at Shanghai Pudong Hospital – Fudan University on April 22, 2016. He was also selected as the chosen speaker at the 2nd International Orthopedics Week at Zhongshan Hospital – Fudan University on April 21, 2016.
Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Celebrates their
Class of 2016 Graduates!
On Saturday, May 14, the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy faculty, staff, family, and friends gathered at the Washington Duke Inn to celebrate the Class of 2016 graduates. Please click here to read the full list of graduates and awards presented at the ceremony.
Daniel Cunningham, Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (Duke CTSA) medical student TL1 scholar, invited to present at the Duke CTSA Career Development Symposium
We would like to congratulate Daniel Cunningham, BS, a third-year medical student and Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (Duke CTSA) medical student TL1 scholar working in Dr. Olson’s laboratory, who was invited to give an oral presentation at the Duke CTSA Career Development Symposium. He will be presenting his research, “IL-1 mediated NFkB activity in porcine synovium is correlated to underlying synovitis but is inhibited by IL-1Ra regardless of level of synovitis.”
You're invited to attend a lecture by Professor Xiaojuan Li, PhD
May 24, 2016, at 11 a.m.
You are cordially invited to attend a lecture by:
Professor Xiaojuan Li:
“Advanced Quantitative Imaging for Osteoarthritis and Rheumatoid Arthritis”
Tuesday, May 24, 2016
 11:00 a.m.
Jones Building, Room 143
You can view an abstract of her talk here.
Xiaojaun Li, PhD, is an Associate Professor in Residence in the Musculoskeletal Quantitative Imaging Research Group in the Department of Radiology and Biomedical, the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, and she is the Director of the Arthritis Imaging Laboratory at the University of California, San Francisco. She received her BS in Biomedical Engineering from Tsinghua University, China in 1996, and she completed her MS in Biomedical Engineering from Tsinghua University in 1999. Dr. Li obtained her PhD in Bioengineering from UCSF in 2003, followed by a postdoctoral research fellowship from UCSF in 2004. 
60 Minutes airs a moving follow-up story about the poliovirus therapy developed at the Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor Center at Duke Health. Read more here.
Events, Publications, and News@Duke
April & May 2016 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
  • Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals: Thursday, July 28, 2016 | 8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Medical Student Amphitheater, Duke South: 
    • Seats held open for faculty through June 1
    • Registration for non-faculty begins June 2
    • Register here.
  • 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.
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