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 Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | March 17, 2016 
It is with great pride we are announcing that the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) Program is now ranked the #10 Physical Therapy Program in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Each year, 200+ students work with faculty, clinical educators, and staff who are actively engaged in exploring clinically relevant research to promote the health of patients and populations. Our students have a 100% ultimate pass rate on the national licensing examination for physical therapists, and the employment rate for our recent graduates is 100%.

Through excellence in teaching, evidence-based clinical practice, and cutting-edge research, the DPT program is committed to producing the next generation of leaders in the field of physical therapy. We could not be more excited about this #10 ranking, as it truly reflects the excellence and progress of the program. Learn more about the DPT program here.
Leonard E. White, PhD, awarded the 2016 Preclinical Golden Apple Award

On Saturday, March 12, 2016, Leonard E. White, PhD, Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, was awarded the 2016 Preclinical Golden Apple Award from the Davison Council.

Read more here.
Duke Orthopaedic Residency Match Day is TOMORROW!
With the Duke Orthopaedic residency match day tomorrow, we invite you to learn more about our current residents and why they chose to come to Duke by visiting our new resident profiles page!
Woman's Quest to Save Dog Part of Bigger Picture in Cancer Treatment
The Duke Cancer Institute and the NCSU Veterinary School are joining forces to form the “Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology.”

One benefit of pooling their resources is an increased patient population.

“A good example is a type of cancer called osteosarcoma, this is the most common bone cancer in kids. And we only see about 1,000 cases per year in people, but we see probably upwards of 50,000 cases in dogs, explains Duke Orthopedic Surgeon Will Eward, MD.

Read the full story here.
We would like to congratulate Michel D. Landry BScPT, PhD, who received 1st Place in the Amateur Category in the 37th Duke Employee Art Show for his photograph, “After the Quake in Nepal.” Dr. Landry’s winning photograph will be on display now through May 2 in the Arts & Health Gallery 2 – located in the concourse between Duke Hospital North & Duke Medicine Pavillion. Read more here.
Clinical Research Day at Duke: Call for Posters

The School of Medicine’s Clinical Research Day brings together faculty, staff, trainees, and students to celebrate clinical research and the vast and diverse array of activities taking place across our campus, and to encourage collaborations.

All Duke residents and fellows are encouraged to participate in the Clinical Research Day poster session. All posters will be accepted. Please confirm your participation in the poster competition by March 28, 2016, by emailing

Faculty: Read more here.
Residents and fellows: Read more here.
We would like to congratulate Sophia Ulman, a researcher in the K-Lab, who has been awarded a URS Travel Grant by the Trinity College of Arts and Sciences for her presentation, "Vertical Force Measures to Predict Unilateral and Bilateral Jump Height."
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!
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 since January 1, 2016, through today, please visit our NEW Publications section of our News & Updates Website!
  • 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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