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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | March 24, 2016
Congratulations to our next class of Orthopaedic Surgery Residents!

We would like to congratulate the following medical students who have matched into residency at Duke Orthopaedics: Peter Casey, Alexander “Alex” Lazarides, Thomas “Tom” Lefebvre, 
Jordan Liles, Colin Penrose, Jonathan Peterson, John “Jack” Steele, and Elizabeth Wall. Read more here.
Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, awarded Intellectual Community Planning Grant

We are excited to announce that Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA, and Catherine Staton, MD, from Emergency Medicine, were awarded the Intellectual Community Planning Grant from the Provost and Vice-Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies to obtain Duke input on their Global Alliance on Disability (GANDHI) from faculty experts in policy (Gavin Yamey), biostats (Liz Turner), anthropology (Kearsley “Karrie” Stewart), nursing (Bradi Granger), physical therapy (Adam Goode), and global health (Gavin, Liz, Karrie).
Congratulations and farewell to Dr. Andrea Taylor
It is with mixed emotions that we announce that Dr. Andrea Taylor has resigned from her position here at Duke, and will be relocating with her family to the San Francisco Bay Area. Dr. Taylor will be joining the faculty of Touro University as Professor in the Department of Basic Sciences, where she will be directing the anatomical sciences for the College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Dr. Taylor has dedicated 25 years to PT education and has been a longstanding faculty member here in the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy program. Read more about Dr. Taylor's significant contributions to the program and Duke at large, as well as details for her farewell celebration on Tuesday, May 17, 2016, at Local 22.
A fond farewell to Carole Pennington and Louise Dillard
On Wednesday, March 24th, faculty and staff from the Department of Orthopaedics came together to celebrate the retirement of two of our fondest staff members: Carole Pennington and Louise Dillard. Please click here to read more about their rich careers at Duke and enjoy photos from the event.
Duke Orthopaedics visits newly renovated Orthopaedic Operating Rooms
Construction is nearly complete for three newly renovated Ortho ORs in the DNOR platform. The $6.6M project began in July 2015, and construction will be completed by the end of April. Inspections, testing, and training will occur in May and the Ortho team will go-live June 6th in the new ORs.
CME Webcast Available NOW! Preserving and Prolonging Native Joint Function
Annunziato (Ned) Amendola, MD, and Richard C. Mather III, MD, MBA, examine the outcomes of available interventions as well as the criteria for determining which patients benefit most from various methods. View the webcast for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ here.
Doctor of Physical Therapy Students & Faculty Participate in Adaptive Sports Experience
On Saturday, March 19, Duke University students in the Doctor of Physical Therapy and Physician Assistant programs participated in an Adaptive Sports Experience at the Brodie Recreation Center to learn about opportunities for children and adults with disabilities to play team and individual sports. Enjoy photos from the event here.

In an effort to reduce the number of emails being sent, all Grand Rounds & Hand Conference Schedules will be available EXCLUSIVELY online. You can find all of the details here.
Duke Raleigh Celebrates St. Patrick's Day

Last week, Dr. Donald O’Malley and the Duke Raleigh team celebrated St. Patrick’s Day! Please enjoy photos from the event here.
Coding Education Corner
24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor
Save the Date: Ron Peyton Innovation Lecture
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 17, 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
  • 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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