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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | January 14, 2016

The School of Medicine is pleased to announce the launch of Regeneration Next, a new Duke University School of Medicine initiative designed to synergize discovery and translational research on tissue regeneration among faculty, trainees, and staff throughout the Duke University campus.
Kenneth Poss, PhD, James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology, has been named director of the initiative.  Benjamin Alman, MD, Chair and Distinguished James R. Urbaniak Professor, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery; Nenad Bursac, PhD, Professor of Biomedical Engineering; and David Sherwood, PhD, Associate Professor, Department of Biology, are co-directors.
For more information, click here.
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.
Welcome Bergen University College Norwegian Masters Students, Kristin Kolstad, PT, and Annette Vogt Hauger, PT, to the DPT division
Kristin Kolstad, PT is returning to Duke to finish her master's thesis. She was with DPT for didactic courses in Summer 2015. She will be working with Tiffany Hilton and Adam Goode on a secondary data analysis project. Read more here.
Annette Vogt Hauger, PT is making her first appearance at Duke DPT. She will be working on her master's thesis with Mike Reiman and Adam Goode on a systematic review of literature. Read more here.
Janet Bettger, ScD, FAHA, along with co-lead Catherine Staton, MD, from Emergency Medicine, have been awarded funding from Duke Bass Connections to launch a Global Alliance on Disability and Healthcare Innovation (GANDHI). Read more here.
Congratulations to Chad Cook, PT, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT, who has been selected by the Education Section of the American Physical Therapy Association as the 2017 Pauline Cerasoli Lecturer. Dr. Cook will give his lecture at the 2017 Combined Sections Meeting in San Antonio, Texas. The selection by Dr. Cook will be announced at the 2016 Pauline Cerasoli lecture, given by Dr. Diane Jette. Read more here.
Congratulations to Andrea B. Taylor, PhD, who has been awarded a three-year National Science Foundation grant entitled, “Function and Evolution of Jaw-Muscle Fiber Types in Primates."

Read more about Dr. Taylor's work here.
By the Numbers: Parekh Family Foundation’s Annual Foot and Ankle Training Program in India
During this year’s trip, the team:
  • Distributed over 400 pairs of shoes to children in need
  • Trained over 170 surgeons
  • Performed surgeries for those suffering from neglected orthopaedic issues
Read the full story here
Duke Medicine transitioning to Duke Health

Improving health has always been the ultimate goal for Duke Medicine.  With this historical and overarching aspiration in mind, Duke Medicine will be transitioning to Duke Health.

The decision to make this change stems from widespread deliberations involving faculty, staff, trainees, alumni, board members and others.  A renewed focus on health clearly emerged as a core pursuit in our new strategic planning framework, which will be introduced at the end of January.

While this transition began yesterday, it will require many months to fully complete and convert all of the components (signage, websites, etc.) involved in the change to Duke Health. This change will not impact any of the current Duke Medicine branding standards as Duke Health will be represented in the exact same way that Duke Medicine has been represented with the simple difference being the inclusion of “Health” rather than “Medicine." More details to follow.
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
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” from noon to 1 p.m. Jan. 25 at Hanes House, Room 131.

Sounds of Justice & Inclusion, proudly presented by Duke University MLK Commemoration Committee: A concert honoring Dr. Martin L. King, Jr.
When: Saturday, January 16, 2016
Time: 8:00 p.m.
Location: Page Auditorium at Duke University.


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
Upcoming Events
  • January 16, 2016: 8:00 p.m.: Sounds of Justice & Inclusion at Page Auditorium
  • January 20, 2016: Faculty Mentoring Grant-writing program registration closes. Learn strategies for increasing your chance of success when submitting your first NIH grant, while receiving help to draft and polish your grant application. Find all the details here.
  • 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 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.
  • 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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