William Alexander

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Tulsky Receives Funding for Decision-Making Research

Dr. James Tulsky, MD, received funding for his pilot/exploratory project, “Triadic Expectations:  Decision-Making in Advanced Cancer.” This project will explore the entire decision-making triad of patient, oncologist, and caregiver and examine how these individuals influence each others’ decision-making. Congratulations, Dr. Tulsky!

Training Grants Positions Open for Heart and Vascular Diseases

There are currently several postdoctoral training grant positions open for the T32 “Multidisciplinary Heart and Vascular Diseases.” All eligible faculty members are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must not have prior postdoctoral NIH support. Women and minority applicants are strongly encouraged to apply. If you have a candidate …

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Faculty Spotlight: Farr Curlin, MD


Welcome to the Division’s first Faculty Spotlight. In this recurring feature, we’ll talk to different faculty members about their backgrounds, interests, and work within the Division. This time we’ll talk to Dr. Farr Curlin, who works both as a palliative care clinician and as a Professor of Medical Humanities within the Trent Center for Bioethics, …

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Associate UME Director Position Opening this Summer

The associate director of undergraduate medical education will be open starting July 1. Dr. Mary Klotman welcomes interested faculty candidates able to dedicate 10-15% of their effort to working with Dr. Saumil Chudgar and the Department’s education leadership team. This position assists in the oversight of UME activities with a particular focus on sub-internships. Please …

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Chudgar to Serve as Director of Undergraduate Medical Education

Saumil Chudgar, MD, MS, has agreed to serve as director of undergraduate medical education for the Department effective July 1. Saumil has distinguished himself as an enthusiastic advocate of excellence in medical education with a remarkable ability to connect with medical students. He has received Duke Medicine Golden Apple Award for Clinical Science Faculty for …

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Behavioral Intervention Course in Switzerland this Summer

The Institute of Nursing Science of the University of Basel (INS), Switzerland invites doctoral students in the field of health care research to apply for a ThinkSwiss travel grant to attend the 9th INS Summer School from August 18-22. This year’s course will be “Developing Behavioral Interventions for Older Adults.” Read more.

SGIM Is This Week!

  The 37th annual meeting of the Society of General Internal Medicine will be held this week. We hope to see you there! Practical Information: Download a program of events, or download a SGIM app for your android phone or your iPhone or iPad. Duke Presentations at SGIM: Several Duke faculty, fellows, and residents will present their work at SGIM …

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DHTS Now Supporting Duke/GIM Computer and IT Needs

Effective April 7, 2014, Duke Health Technology Services (DHTS) is now supporting all Duke/GIM computer and IT needs. All computer and IT problems should be submitted using the instructions below. For VA computers and issues, continue to submit your request through the VA as you have in the past. The directions for submitting a ticket …

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Corrine Ione Voils, PhD Promoted to Full Professor

C. Voils

Corrine Ione Voils, PhD has been promoted to Full Professor of Medicine by the Duke University School of Medicine Board of Trustees, effective May 1, 2014! Corrine’s appointment to this highest academic rank reflects her continuous exemplary scholarship, the profound impact of her work to improve human health, and the superbly high esteem she has …

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Shelby Derene Reed Promoted to Full Professor

Shelby Derene Reed, PhD has been promoted to Full Professor of Medicine by the Duke University School of Medicine Board of Trustees, effective May 1, 2014! Shelby’s appointment to this highest academic rank reflects the tremendous impact of her work to improve human health, her continuous exemplary scholarship, and the extraordinarily high esteem she has …

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