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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | December 18, 2015

This past weekend we both mourned the passing and celebrated the life, family, and achievements of

Dr. William T. Hardaker. As the Duke Orthopaedic Residency Program Director, Dr. Hardaker recruited and trained more than 250 orthopaedic residents. His unwavering dedication to the residency program earned him the endearing nickname, "The Rock." To read more about Dr. Hardaker's achievements, please visit The News & Observer and The Washington Post.
Save the Date! 
James R. Urbaniak, MD
Sports Sciences Institute at Duke
Friday, February 5, 2016 
Dedication: 4-5 pm
Reception and Tours: 5-6 pm
Click here for more info.

Holiday Cheer
On Wednesday, December 16, the staff at the Duke Sports Sciences Institute were spreading holiday cheer through an Ugly Sweater Contest as well as a Holly Jolly Potluck. Please click here to find out the winner and see photos from this event.


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!

On January 16, 2015, Rosie Canizares (pictured left) was elected as the Vice-President of the Performing Arts Special Interest Group in the Orthopaedic Section of the American Physical Therapy Association. Previous Duke DPT Class of 2014 alumni, Jessica Fulton (pictured right), was also elected to the Nominating Committee. 
Funding Opportunities
Upcoming Events
  • January 5, 2016: Attend the Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD Distinguished Lecture & Reception, "Immune Checkpoint Blockade in Cancer Therapy: New insights, opportunities, and prospects for a cure," presented by James Allison, PhD. Details can be found here
  • April 19-21, 2016: SoM course on Leadership Development for Researchers

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