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Office of Community Health Duke Health

The Office of Community Relations is now the Office of Community Health. We support Duke Health’s mission and vision to advance the health of people in our community, and promote good will through excellence, integrity, teamwork, respect, and innovation. The Office of Community Health helps people better understand the health care system, connects patients with departments or resources, and

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Community Health Duke Health

Building healthy communities is an important part of advancing racial, social and health equity. Together, we can improve the socioeconomic determinants of health, advance health equity, racial equity and social justice through community engagement, and enhance behavioral health and well-being for all in the communities we serve.

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Affinity Groups at Duke Health Duke Health

Duke Health currently has four affinity groups — serving young professionals, veterans and active military members, women leaders and LGBTQ+. Meet the groups below and click on each for more information. WeLEAD stands for Women Executives: Learning, Empowering and Developing. This group works to support and inspire women leaders at Duke to

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Our Team Duke Health

Debra Clark Jones was named the Associate Vice President for Community Health on Sept. 8, 2021. A recognized leader in enterprise program management, healthcare outreach and community engagement, Debra brings immense experience in innovative approaches to identify needs in underserved populations and advancing equity through technology and data-driven decision-making.

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Our Duke Health Logo Duke Health

The iconic Duke Health shield is our recognizable symbol for Duke Health. The shield within the Duke Blue box is unique to the Duke Health brand. Every logo within Duke Health uses the shield. The Duke Health logo is the primary logo that should be used across all materials when possible.

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‘John Henryism’ Key to Understanding Coping, Health …

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. DURHAM, N.C. -- John Henry, the figure from American folklore who worked himself to death to beat a steam engine, is a key to understanding the medical reality of African Americans in the 21st century, according to researchers from Duke University Medical Center and their colleagues.

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Stiles Named Chief Medical Officer for Duke Health System

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. DURHAM, N.C. -- Dr. Gary L. Stiles, long-time Duke physician and administrator, has been appointed chief medical officer (CMO) and vice president of Duke University Health System (DUHS), effective July 1, 1999, pending approval by the health system Board of Directors. Dr. Ralph Snyderman, DUHS president and chief

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Building Healthy Communities Application Duke Health

Description of recognition and other benefits Duke Health will receive: Please fill out this field. List any current relationships your organization has with Duke Health: Please fill out this field. Names of any Duke Health representatives on your board: Please fill out this field. Are you asking another Duke Health affiliated entity, division

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Patient Care Duke Health

Patient Care. We believe health equity is the foundation of quality. Given that high quality patient care is at the center of our mission, the pursuit of health equity must form the basis of our work. We need to discover the impact of race on access to care, treatments, clinical outcomes and patient experiences.

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Update on State Employee Health Plan Duke Health

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. As one of the largest providers of health care to members of the State Employee Health Plan, Duke University Health System (DUHS) is committed to caring for those who serve our state. We are dedicated to delivering to those members – and all patients – high-quality care that is affordable and accessible.

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A Possible Link Between Church Services and Health Duke

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. BALTIMORE, MD. -- A study of 4,000 randomly selected elderly people in North Carolina found that older people who attend religious services are both less depressed and physically healthier than those who worship at home, a Duke University psychiatrist reported Sunday. Dr. Harold Koenig said the findings suggest

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DUHS Names Accomplished Health Care Leader to Chief

DURHAM, N.C. -- Craig Albanese, a seasoned health care executive and distinguished academic pediatric surgeon, has been named executive vice president and chief operating officer of Duke University Health System (DUHS). Albanese comes to DUHS from NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital, where he’s currently group senior vice president and chief medical officer of the $9.2 billion, 10 …

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Duke Health Vaccinates First Patients for COVID-19

DURHAM, N.C. -- Today marked the beginning of the vaccination rollout for hundreds of thousands of Duke Health patients and community members who will qualify for the next phase of COVID-19 vaccination directed by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services.

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Affinity Groups at Duke Health Duke Health

Duke Health currently has four affinity groups — serving young professionals, veterans and active military members, women leaders and LGBTQ+. Meet the groups below and click on each for more information. Duke MINDS is our community of young professionals. The group works to inspire, engage and develop a sense of belonging across the Duke

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News Tips: Health Tips for Women Duke Health

the past several years, National Institutes of Health research has. suggested that women aren't taking in enough calcium to prevent bone. loss. Pre-menopausal women need 1,000 mg calcium daily and. post-menopausal women over age 50 need 1,000-1,500, depending on. …

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Research Duke Health

After Decades of Research, Drug Developed at Duke Receives FDA Approval. October 11, 2021 |. Research. Children's Health. Inflammatory and Immune Disorders.

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New Trial Should Lead to Better

DURHAM, N.C. - The Duke University Medical Center researchers who found evidence that exercise can be an effective treatment for major depression are embarking on a larger trial they believe will answer some of the remaining questions posed by their earlier results. The new trial, which is being funded by a $3 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, is designed to further

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Affinity Groups at Duke Health Duke Health

The key word here is “together.” Shaping the future of health care takes the energy, talent and diverse perspectives of all our team members. We don’t want you to fit into our culture — we want you to add to it.. By gathering team members around a unifying purpose, mission, background or activity, affinity groups can help us find a sense of community in a big and complex organization.

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Link Between Melanoma and Estrogen Could Lead to New

DURHAM, N.C. – The link between estrogens and breast cancer has long been defined, but a Duke-led research team has identified how these hormones can also influence the growth of other cancers, notably melanoma. Building on observations that male melanoma patients who are treated with immune checkpoint inhibitors tend to have better responses than women, the team found that …

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Duke Health, WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Kindred

RALEIGH, N.C., and LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Duke Health, WakeMed Health & Hospitals and Kindred Healthcare, LLC today announced they are creating a joint venture to construct and operate a 52-bed inpatient rehabilitation hospital in western Wake County, North Carolina. The parties have identified a potential site and are working to finalize the details.

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Community Benefits and Support Duke Health

Duke Health works every day to address community needs, from enhancing the understanding of the health care system and how benefits patients, to increasing access to resources. Our team provides thousands of dollars each year to improve the health of those in need. You can view Duke Health’s annual community benefit contributions in our

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DUKE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SYSTEM, INC. AND AFFILIATES

The Health System is a North Carolina nonprofit corporation organized and controlled by Duke University (the University). The Health System includes three hospitals operated as divisions and several subsidiaries and controlled affiliates, the most significant of which follow:

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Pandemic Response Shows Path For Improved Health Care in

DURHAM, N.C. – In many ways, the COVID-19 pandemic forced positive changes in how medicine is practiced in communities and at academic medical centers, with Family Medicine departments working at the front lines to provide care and forge relationships with community partners, according to a Duke Health review.

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Durham Health Innovations Localizes Health Care Reform

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. On the heels of the passage of historic national health care reform legislation, nearly 500 stakeholders throughout Durham met Monday to take the next major steps in a one-of-a-kind community-driven effort they believe is a local expression of health care reform that will improve the community’s overall health.

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Supportive Strategies Help “Picky Eaters” Deal with Food

DURHAM, N.C. – In a large national survey, adults who struggled with picky eating habits as children overwhelmingly said they benefitted more from positive and encouraging strategies their parents used than forceful or coercive approaches. The research, led by a team at Duke Health, was conducted among a generation of people who struggled with food avoidance before it was identified in …

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Duke Researchers Receive Grant to Roll Out Next-Generation

DURHAM, N.C. -- The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID) has awarded $17.5 million over three years to the Duke Human Vaccine Institute to develop a vaccine that protects against multiple types of coronaviruses and viral variants.

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Duke Health System Leaders Advocate Personalized Approach

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. Durham, N.C. -- Duke University Health System administrators are calling for a "radically new" health system that will transform the delivery of medical care. In an editorial in the April 25, 2003, issue of Science, the Duke administrators propose a prospective health care system -- bolstered by advances in

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Duke University Health System Sells Laundry to Angelica

health-care institutions through its Angelica Textile Services segment, with 26 plants located across the country. It also operates a national chain of retail health-care uniform and shoe stores with a fully integrated catalogue and e-commerce operation. Duke University Health System is …

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A Third of Caregivers of Kids with Cancer Have Hesitancy

DURHAM, N.C. – A survey of parents and caregivers of children with cancer found that nearly a third of them expressed hesitancy to vaccinate their youngsters against COVID-19. Led by researchers at Duke Cancer Institute, the survey suggests that vaccine hesitancy took hold even among those who are highly engaged with the medical community and among a population that has a high …

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Duke Raleigh Hospital Opens Transformed

Contact. Duke Health News 919-660-1306. Duke Raleigh Cancer Center has completed significant improvements to its hematology/oncology clinic. The new clinic, which opens today, features convenient access to cancer services such as hematology and oncology while enhancing patient comfort and the environment for providing care.

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Men Have Time To Choose Best Prostate Cancer

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. DURHAM, N.C. -- Waiting up to six months to treat low-risk prostate cancer poses little or no threat of disease progression, according to a multi-university study led by a researcher at the Duke University Medical Center and the Duke Prostate Cancer. This finding reassures men that they can take the time to choose

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After Decades of Research, Drug Developed at Duke Receives

DURHAM, N.C. – The phone rang into the pediatric unit that Louise Markert, M.D., Ph.D., was staffing as a junior faculty member in 1991. Had she not answered, there would have been little hope for the more than one hundred patients who were subsequently treated.

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People and Environment Duke Health

Duke Health is all in for change “Duke Health Stands Against Racism" is a commitment to make lasting change and to create a community that is stronger, healthier and more just. Developed by a group of team members from across the organization over a period of many months, the one-page statement was a team effort across Duke Health entities — with DUHS, the PDC and the Schools of Medicine

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Data Finds Universal Masking Limits School Transmission of

Data were submitted from 783 K-12 schools, representing 59,561 students and 11,854 staff who attended in-person. The school districts in the analysis followed the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) StrongSchoolsNC Toolkit, which recommended, but did not require, at least three feet of physical distancing between

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Katie Galbraith, MBA, FACHE Duke Health

Katie Galbraith, MBA, FACHE, is President of Duke Regional Hospital. She has a solid track record of building a culture of inclusion and respect through more than 20 years of progressive experience in hospital operations, strategic planning, marketing and corporate communications within a world-class academic health system. Since 2001, she has held various responsibilities at Duke Regional

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A. Eugene Washington, MD, MPH, MSc Duke Health

A. Eugene Washington, MD, MPH, MSc, is Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University, President and CEO of DUHS. Over the past 25 years, Washington has held academic leadership positions and senior executive posts with increasing levels of responsibilities in three prominent academic health systems. During this period, he has also been actively engaged in educating students, residents

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Barbara Griffith, MD Duke Health

Barbara Griffith, MD, began her tenure as President of Duke Raleigh Hospital in October 2021. Prior to joining Duke Raleigh Hospital, Dr. Griffith served as President and CEO of Woman’s Hospital in Baton Rouge, La. Dr. Griffith’s healthcare experience includes 20 years of clinical practice and more than 15 years in a variety of leadership roles that have spanned hospital leadership

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Light Therapy May Combat Fungal Infections

Contact. Duke Health News 919-660-1306. Durham, N.C. – A newly discovered mechanism by which an. infectious fungus perceives light also plays an important role. in its virulence, according to Howard Hughes Medical Institute. investigators at Duke University Medical Center. The findings. suggest that changes in light following fungal invasion

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News Tips From Duke on Women's Health Duke Health

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. Linking weight and cancer recurrence. Keeping the weight down appears to be a good idea for breast cancer survivors, though doctors haven't been sure why. Now researchers at Duke are studying the connection between weight gain and a higher risk of cancer recurrence. "With some treatments, like chemotherapy, you'd

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Smoking Abstinence Could Lower Effects of Cannabis on

DURHAM, N.C. -- While marijuana use may impact some genes linked to autism in men’s sperm, abstaining from cannabis consumption over time may significantly lower many of those effects, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. This study, appearing online in Environmental Epigenetics on Sept. 21, followed several other studies at Duke that linked cannabis use to alterations …

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Thomas A. Owens, MD Duke Health

Thomas Owens, MD, is the President of Duke University Hospital, Senior Vice President for Duke University Health System, and an Associate Professor of Medicine and Pediatrics at the Duke University School of Medicine.As a senior physician leader for Duke University Health System, Owens oversees medical affairs throughout Duke’s network of hospitals, clinics and other evolving population

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Research Advances Have Enormously Improved

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. The hip replacement surgery of Duke basketball coach Mike. Krzyzewski has emphasized the critical role of clinical and. basic research in the rapid advance of the surgery since its. development in the 1960's. Current research includes efforts to improve the materials. and design of the hip joint prostheses, and

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New Drug Combination Shrinks Kidney Cancers Duke Health

Duke Health News 919-660-1306. DURHAM, N.C. -- By using a new combination of two anticancer drugs, researchers at Duke University Medical Center have dramatically improved response rates of patients with metastatic kidney cancer, which is now generally considered incurable. The results suggest that combining the two drugs may slow the disease's

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Debra Clark Jones Duke Health

Debra Clark Jones was named the Associate Vice President for Community Health on Sept. 8, 2021. A recognized leader in enterprise program management, healthcare outreach and community engagement, Debra brings immense experience in innovative approaches to identify needs in underserved populations and advancing equity through technology and data-driven decision-making.

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