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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | January 21, 2016

Duke Hand Surgery in Honduras

This past September, Duke hand surgeon and Vice Chair of Education, Fraser Leversedge, MD; Scott Kozin, MD (Duke Class of 1982); current Duke hand fellow, Jeremy Miles, MD; and Marcy Tucker, MD, PhD, a Duke Ambulatory Surgery Center anesthesiologist, along with physicians and nurses from around the country, travelled to San Pedro Sula, Honduras, for six days as part of the Touching Hands Project (THP). While there, the team performed 42 cases and evaluated 73 patients.

Read more about their trip here.

Please Enroll in Electronic W-2 Form!

Duke University has issued an electronic version of your 2015 W-2 form. You may access the electronic W-2 form using the link included below. If you encounter any issues with this link, you may log in to Duke@Work, click on the MyInfo tab, then MyPay, click on the W-2 link. The form may be printed from this link as well. If you encounter any issues, you may email the Corporate Payroll Services inbox at or contact the Corporate Payroll Services staff at 684-2642. 

The electronic versions of the 2011 - 2014 W-2 forms will continue to be available as well. 

As a reminder, in support of our security initiatives, accessing the W-2 form requires recording the last four digits of your social security number. 

For those employees who elected to continue receiving paper W-2 forms, the printed W-2 forms will be distributed to Department Payroll Representatives for biweekly and monthly employees on January 22, 2016. 

If you do not have a toolbar above your displayed W-2, select F8 to display the print and save toolbar.

Grand Rounds Now Accessible through Department Website!
Doris Duke Charitable Foundation

The Duke University School of Medicine is one of only ten institutions nationwide to receive a grant from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation (DDCF) through its inaugural Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists. Each school will receive $540,000 over five years. The grant, designed to bolster the long-term careers of young physician-scientists, will be administered at Duke by Vice Dean for Faculty Ann Brown, MD, MHS. To learn more, click here.
Important Changes in Institutionally Limited Funding Announcements and Process

In the past, faculty and staff have been receiving notices for institutionally limited funding opportunities via email.  As of January 15, 2016, the Office of Research Support will no longer send individual emails regarding these opportunities.

Instead, they will include the announcement of these opportunities in their weekly Funding Alert Newsletter.  If you have not subscribed to that letter, you can do so here.

If you wish to browse a list of institutionally limited funding opportunities, you can do so on our Research Funding Web page.

Read more here.
Faculty, staff, fellows, and students are invited to attend an inaugural community meeting to learn more about RegenerationNEXT on:
January 28, 2016
3:30 - 5:00 p.m.
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

Get the details here.

Mack Ruffin, IV, M.D., MPH, professor and associate chair for research programs in the Department of Family Medicine at the University of Michigan Medical School, will present “Integrating Research into a Busy Clinical Practice”:
January 25, 2016
12 p.m. to 1 p.m.
Hanes House, Room 131

DPT Invites you to the Attend the Ron Peyton Innovation Lecture: Presented by John Childs, PT, PhD, MBA, FAPTA
January 25, 2016
8:30 - 9:30 a.m.
Trent Semans Center
On Wednesday, January 27, 2016, at 7:30 a.m., Dr. Selene Parekh will conduct a virtual talk about how 3D scanning and printing are changing modern foot care; from the diagnosis of foot conditions to the creation of highly customized shoes, insoles, and leg prostheses. 

To register for this free, innovative talk, please click here.
Come join the Duke Sports Science Institute on Saturday, January 30, from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. for their 2nd Annual Preseason Baseball Clinic! Please RSVP to sign up:


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!
Funding Opportunities
  • RFPs for Pilot Projects in Diagnostics & Devices, Quantitative Approaches to Problems
  • Proposals due February 15, 2016Education & Research Innovations in China (ERIC)
  • Proposals due February 1, 2016Burroughs Wellcome Collaboration Travel GrantsCollaborative Research Travel Grants (CRTG) for biomedical researchers. The grant provides up to $15,000 for domestic or international travel to visit labs at other institutions to learn new research techniques, or to begin or continue research collaboration.
  • 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.
Upcoming Events
  • January 25, 2016: 8:30 a.m.-9:30 a.m.: Ron Peyton Innovation Lecturer, Dr. John Childs will be presenting his educational model in the Great Hall
  • January 27, 2016: 7:30 a.m.: Dr. Selene Parekh will give a virtual talk on how 3D scanning and printing are changing modern foot care. Register here.
  • January 28, 2016: 3:30 p.m.-5:00 p.m.: Inaugural Regeneration Next Community Meeting
  • POSTPONED: The James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute Dedication scheduled for February 5, 2016 will be rescheduled. A revised Save-the-Date will be sent soon.
  • March 15, 2016: 5:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.: State of the School Address by Dean Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD
  • April 19-21, 2016: SoM course on Leadership Development for Researchers
  • May 20-21, 2016: Save the Date for the Feagin Leadership Forum
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