Department of Orthopaedic Surgery Appointment Hub accepts challenge!

Submitted by Ortho Appointment Hub

On Monday, September 15, 2014, the Orthopaedic Appointment Hub had a record volume of 1,170 calls with an abandon rate of 5.7%.  The goal for the appointment hub is 6% or less.  After reviewing these numbers, Mike Gagnon challenged the hub to maintain a 4.9% abandon rate or less for the next 30 days.  If the appointment hub was able to meet this challenge, Mike and John Bonini agreed to wear their hair BLUE!  The hub had some close calls, but was able to meet the challenge!

Congratulations on a job well done in meeting an abandon rate of less than 5%!

Ortho Appt Hub Team Photo



Ortho Hub Members: Elanor Brown, Mary Cantrell, Sheila Ettson, Christina Fort, Jennifer Goldman, Sophia Hodges, Beverly Hopkins, Jennifer McStoots, Wendy Morman, Debbie Rigsbee and Dawn Medlin


JBonini and MGagnon Blue Hair

John Bonini and Mike Gagnon show off their blue hairdos and the hub’s daily abandon rates for 30/days.

Dr. Mike Landry Receives International Service Award

Dr. Michel LandryCongratulations to Chief, Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Division, Dr. Mike Landry for being awarded the International Service Award in the Area of Practice as selected by the World Confederation of Physical Therapy (WCPT). Dr. Landry was nominated by the Canadian Physiotherapy Association. – World Confederation for Physical Therapy

Holly Leddy, Farsh Guilak and the Arthritis Avengers raise $6,683 for the Arthritis Foundation

aaihdhac - Arthritis Foundation RunCongratulations to Holly Leddy, Farsh Guilak and the Arthritis Avengers in raising an amazing $6683 for the Arthritis Foundation. Additionally, the Avengers won the Jingle Bell Cup for being the team that raised the most money.  Not only did they raise all of that money, but they looked good doing it, and won the costume contest with their superhero finery!  The Arthritis Avengers had some blazing fast run times and despite the drizzle had a great time.  Thanks again for your support!

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Steve Olson, Farsh Guilak, and collaborators receiving a 2015 Kappa Delta Award!

Submitted by Dr. Ben Alman 12/7/2014

Please join me in congratulating Steve Olson, Farsh Guilak, Virginia Kraus, Bridgette Furman, and Janet Huebner, for receiving a 2015 Kappa Delta Award​.  This is an incredible honor, as it is the highest award given for orthopaedic investigation.  They will receive the award at the 2015  Orthopaedic Research Society and American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgery  meetings.

Their award winning manuscript is entitled “Early Inhibition of Proinflammatory Cytokines Prevents Post-Traumatic Arthritis: Insights from the Natural History of Arthritis Developing after Intra-Articular Fracture” and is the culmination of almost 15 years of collaboration between clinical and basic scientists in our department.  They uncovering a novel pathway mediating post traumatic osteoarthritis that can be therapeutically targeted.  As such, their work has the potential to be used to develop therapy to prevent the development of osteoarthritis after joint injury.