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Duke Orthopaedic Surgery Newsletter | February 11, 2016

Chad Cook, PhD, MBA, FAAOMPT appointed Program Director of Doctor of Physical Therapy Program

We are pleased to announce that Dr. Chad Cook has been appointed Program Director for the Doctor of Physical Therapy program effective immediately. Since last summer, Dr. Cook has served as the Interim Program Director. In a short time, he has been able to make an important impact on the research, educational, and service components of our enterprise. 

Read more here.
Duke Orthopaedics participates in Operation Walk in San Salvador
Earlier this year, current and former Duke residents and fellows, including Dr. Daniel Mangiapani (PGY-4 resident); Dr. Jordan Schaeffer (Resident Class ’13); and Dr. Tim Randell (Fellowship Class of ’15), traveled to San Salvador to participate in Operation Walk Utah.

Read the full story here.
Michel D. Landry, BScPT, PhD, appointed Associate Editor of WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health
Congratulations to Michel D. Landry, BScPT, PhD, who was appointed Associate Editor of WHO South-East Asia Journal of Public Health.
"The Value of a Pregame Medical Timeout"
By Lee Diehl, MD (Published in Sports Medicine Update)

There is a common saying “hope for the best and prepare for the worst” and an adjunct expression often used is “proper preparation prevents poor performance.”

Read more here.
Third-year DPT student, Rebecka Schafer, Awarded Scholarship for CMSC and IOMSRT Training Program
Third-year DPT student, Rebecka Schafer, was awarded a scholarship enabling her to attend a professional education training program supported by The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers (CMSC) and the International Organization of Multiple Sclerosis Rehabilitation Therapists (IOMSRT). Read more here.
Duke Orthopaedics Faculty Retreat

This past weekend, faculty and staff came together at the Washington Duke Inn for the annual Duke Orthopaedics Faculty Retreat. 

Read more here.
"Get on the Bus" at this year's AAOS!

This year we have a rather busy AAOS meeting, with a record number of presentations and events (including our faculty member, Lou Defrate, PhD, receiving a Kappa Delta award). Given that we will be in Orlando, and it’s hard to get from place to place, we arranged a Duke bus (pictured above), to transport our faculty, fellows, students, residents, and members of the Piedmont for the AAOS events. Good luck to everyone attending AAOS and to "getting on the bus!"
2016 Duke Healthcare Leadership Summit
Please save the date for:
The 2016 Duke Healthcare Leadership Summit:
Making Your Performance Metrics Work For You
March 8, 2016
1 p.m. – 5 p.m. 
Reception to follow
6th Floor, Trent Semans Center for Health Education
Call for Applications: Research Support Program for Clinicians
The PDC is pleased to announce a second call for applications for the ENABLE (ENhanced Academics in a Basic Laboratory Environment) program for FY16-17. 
Application Process, Deadline: March 15
Applicants must be a PDC member.
Complete the online application here.
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Save the date for the 8th Annual Emily Berend Adult Reconstruction Symposium! Find details for the conference here. Register today!
Session 1: Register here.
Session 2: Register here.


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!
  • RFPs for Pilot Projects in Diagnostics & Devices, Quantitative Approaches to Problems
  • Proposals due February 15, 2016Education & Research Innovations in China (ERIC)
  • 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.
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