Inspiring Women to Be Leaders in Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering

Commitment to inspiring young women to be leaders in the field of Orthopaedic Surgery and Engineering is the mission of the Perry Initiative.   This is accomplished through outreach programs across the country for women students in high school, college, and medical school.  On Nov 7-8, Duke Orthopaedics hosted a Perry Outreach Program.  In attendance were medical students from Duke, UNC and Brody Schools of Medicine and high school students from all over North Carolina.  Students enjoyed inspiring talks from the speakers and participated in ‘hands-on’ workshops on fracture repair, scoliosis, knee arthroscopy and suturing.

Thanks to the many clinical and research faculty that donated their time:
Dr. Ben Alman
Dr. Nancy Andrews
Dr. Brian Brigman
Dr. Bruce Browner
Dr. Melissa Erikson
Dr. Robin Queen
Dr. Rachel Reilly
Dr. Erica Taylor-Webb

Nov 7-8 2014 Perry Iniative - Duke OrthoThe workshop would also not have been possible without the many volunteers who also helped: Amber Collins, Jing Han, Kelly Kimmerling, Kristin Kimmerling, Elizabeth Leimer, Chia-Lung Wu, Whasil Lee, Ali Ross, Katie Glass, Reid D’Amico, Asli Unal and Heidi Williams.

The coordination behind this event was led by Dr. Diane Little – a major undertaking but worth the investment in these you students!

Link and pictures from the Duke Orthopaedics Perry Outreach Program can be found at and

Additional information regarding the Perry Initiative can be found at

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