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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | February 4, 2016

Brian Brigman, MD, PhD, on ABC11 News

Duke doctors are testing out a new tool that could help in the fight against cancer. It's an injectable agent that acts like a fluorescent dye under a special camera that helps surgeons determine if they've removed all traces of a cancerous tumor. Read more here.
Should Thomas Davis play in Super Bowl with broken forearm?
Find out by watching Dr. Amendola or clicking here.
At last year’s Southern Fracture Conference, faculty and trainees were showing their Duke pride! Who will top their “Go Duke!” chant at this year’s Academy?
Save the date for the 8th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium! Find details for the conference here. Register today!
Duke-NC State Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology (C3O) Symposium

Join Dr. Will Eward on March 4, 2016, at the SAS Executive Briefing Center from 7:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. for the C3O Symposium. Register here.
Anand B. Joshi, MD, MHA, featured in Family Circle Magazine

In the most recent issue of Family Circle, interventional spine specialist Anand B. Joshi, MD, MHA, talks about “How to Defeat Back Pain.” Read more here.
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Enjoy photos from Duke Sports Science Institute's Pre-Superbowl Party here.

Nominations are now open for student leadership and service recognition opportunities that highlight the character, collaboration, and citizenship of outstanding faculty, staff and alumni who help develop student leadership. Learn more here.

Please visit the new CODING Education Corner


Please send all news stories, photos, funding opportunities, faculty updates, faculty promotions, publications, event notices, and faculty and residency awards to Tiffany Nickel at by Wednesday of each week. Thank you!
  • RFPs for Pilot Projects in Diagnostics & Devices, Quantitative Approaches to Problems
  • Proposals due February 15, 2016Education & Research Innovations in China (ERIC)
  • Proposals due February 15, 2016: The Shared Materials Instrumentation Facility (SMIF) is an interdisciplinary shared resource providing researchers with high quality and cost effective access to advanced materials characterization and fabrication capabilities (see This program will offer vouchers in amounts ranging from $500 to $7,000, redeemable for SMIF fees. A summary of SMIF’s capabilities and equipment can be found at: Researchers interested in exploring how SMIF can enable or enhance their research are encouraged to contact Nan Jokerst ( or Mark Walters ( to discuss SMIF’s capabilities and facilitate introduction to potential collaborators.
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