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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | April 28, 2016
Steven A. Olson, MD, FACS, and his patient, Douglas Meckes, DVM, participate in AAOS Capitol Hill Research Days
From left to right: Dr. Steven Olson, Matt Flynn (Health Care Liaison to Senator Tom Tillis from NC), Dr. Douglas Meckes, and Mr. Craig King (from SC)

On Thursday, April 14, 2016, Steven A. Olson, MD, FACS, and his patient, Douglas Meckes, DVM, travelled to Washington, D.C., to participate in the AAOS Capitol Hill Research Days and to lobby Congress on the critical need for research funding.

Read the full story here.
24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor: David G. Little, MBBS, FRACS(Orth), PhD
On April 27, 2016, we were honored and delighted to welcome David G. Little, MBBS, FRACS(Orth), PhD, to Grand Rounds as our 24th Annual J. Leonard Goldner Visiting Professor. His talk was entitled, “Current and Future Treatment of Perthes Disease."

Read more about Dr. Little's visit here.
Congratulations to PGY-4 resident, Mitchell Klement, MD, who was featured in Business Insider and Reuters
Patients with mental illness fare worse after hip surgery
By Madeline Kennedy (Reuters)

(Reuters Health) - People with psychiatric illnesses are more likely to have complications after hip replacement surgery, according to a recent study done by Mitchell Klement, MD.

This added risk is something doctors and patients should discuss in advance, the study team writes in The Journal of Arthroplasty. Read the full story here.

Pain-free after shoulder and knee surgery | Featuring Andre C. Grant, MD
After two successful arthroscopic surgeries at Duke, Lieutenant Colonel Todd Turner is pain-free and ready for his next assignment thanks to Andre C. Grant, MD. Read the full story here.
Anand B. Joshi, MD, MHA, begins #lowbackpain Educational Series on Twitter
Starting Wednesday, April 27, 2016, Dr. Anand Joshi (@AnandJoshiMD) will be posting a series of educational videos designed to give early-stage learners background on the evaluation of #lowbackpain, so they can be better prepared to see patients when they come to clinic. One video will be posted each week, and the first video tweeted can be found here

We encourage anyone interested to join the discussion today!
CME Course: The Role and Benefits of Free Vascularized Fibular Grafts in Avascular Necrosis of the Hip
We are excited to announce that Michel D. Landry BScPT, PhD, will be joining the Editorial Board for the APTA journal, Physical Therapy. Congratulations to Dr. Landry on this achievement!
John Lohnes, MHS, PA-C, recognized for Outstanding Leadership in Waste Reduction
Faculty, staff and students gathered in April to recognize and celebrate a campus-wide commitment to sustainability as part of Duke’s annual sustainability awards. 

For more than 10 years, John Lohnes has helped run REMEDY, a volunteer program that recovers usable surplus medical supplies from Duke Hospital for distribution to local and global areas of need. With the help of student volunteers, supplies are donated to Duke affiliated and non-profit global health organizations and programs. Read the full story here.

Leonard White, PhD, recently participated in a unique interdisciplinary conference on humor at the University of North Carolina Chapel Hill (see website for complete description of the conference: His talk and demonstration was entitled, “A Neurobiological Consideration of Humor.” Read the full story here.
William Eward, DVM, MD, featured in Raleigh Magazine
We would like to congratulate William Eward, DVM, MD, who was featured in Raleigh Magazine for his work with the Consortium for Comparative Canine Oncology, a collaboration between the Duke Cancer Institute and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Duke and NC State have joined forces to further explore new cancer therapies offering better efficacy and less toxicity for both humans and canines. Researchers at both institutions are studying naturally occurring cancers in humans and canines and this collaboration will allow investigators to leverage research and resources to benefit both species, ensuring better treatments and outcomes. You can read the full article here.
Join us May 8th for the Duke DPT 5K Run/Walk
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 April 1, 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
  • The Clinical Research Training Program is now accepting applications for the academic year 2016-2017: Application Deadline May 15, 2016 | This Duke University School of Medicine program provides academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. Designed primarily for faculty and clinical fellows who are training for academic careers, the program offers formal courses in research design, research management, medical genetics, comparative effectiveness, translational methodologies, and statistical analysis.
  • Master of Health Sciences in Clinical Leadership Information Sessions to be held May 2 (Duke Regional) and May 5 (Duke South)
  • RFP for Course Development Funds: Due April 29 | Bass Connections brings together faculty and students—from all levels and schools—in interdisciplinary research teams. Faculty, graduate and professional students, undergraduates and post-docs apply their skills and perspectives to generate creative solutions to complex problems in five theme areas. In addition to more than 40 project teams each year, Bass Connections offers curricular pathways in each theme, to complement a student’s major or program of study. To augment efforts the themes are already undertaking to build out curricular pathways, Bass Connections has available up to $20,000 centrally to support courses that will enrich the pathways of Bass Connections.
  • 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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