Emory University will induct four new members into its Sports Hall of Fame with its Class of 2016 including (from right to left): Sarah Byrd (cross country/track and field), Mark Odgers (men’s tennis), Lindsey Hoffner Baron (women’s swimming and diving), and Ted Karniewicz (baseball). The ceremony will take place on the evening of Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Miller-Ward Alumni House on the Emory campus. Photo credit: Emory Athletics
We would like to congratulate Sarah Byrd, NP-C, who was recently inducted into Emory University’s Sports Hall of Fame for her exemplary performance in Women’s Cross Country/Track and Field (1998-2002). Sarah, who originally is from Weldon, NC, is an NP in the Spine Division, and attended Emory for her BA (2002), BSN (2005), and MSN (2006). Continue reading
We would like to congratulate Janet Bettger, ScD, who was published in Health Services Research for her study “Duration to Admission and Hospital Transfers Affect Facility Rankings fromthe Postacute 30-Day RehospitalizationQuality Measure.”
The study examined changes in facility-level risk-standardized rehospitalization rankings for postacute inpatient rehabilitation facilities after modifying two model parameters. They used national Medicare enrollment, claims, and assessment data to study 522,260 patients discharged from inpatient rehabilitation in fiscal years 2010–2011.
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On June 24, 2016, faculty and staff came together at Page Road to say farewell to Peggy Alford, who is retiring from the Department of Orthopaedics. Peggy Alford worked as Dr. Samuel Stanley’s staff assistant and will be dearly missed. Please enjoy photos taken from her celebration below.
Photo credit: Andrew Smithwick
We are excited to announce that on Friday, June 17, 2016, Ned Amendola, MD, spoke at Washington University in St. Louis to the orthopaedic surgery department as the 2016 J. Albert Key Distinguished Lecturer. His talk, entitled, “Academic Success: It’s All About Teamwork!!” was presented during Residents’ Day.
We are pleased to announce that former Duke faculty member and trainee, Dr. John M. Harrelson (T’60, MD’65, HS’69-’73), a professor of orthopedic surgery and associate professor of pathology, was inducted into Emeritus status at Duke University Medical Center. Please enjoy the video above and photos of Emeritus faculty below.
Margaret Stoffregen presents a check to her oncologist Brian Brigman, MD, PhD, who is flanked by Margaret’s mother, Molly, and father, Eric. With the help of some of her friends, Margaret hosted a bake sale that raised more than $2,000 to support cancer research and supportive care. Photo credit.
By Karen E. Butler
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Margaret Stoffregen was just 12 years old when she was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare bone cancer occurring most often in children and young adults between the ages of 10 and 30. Initially stunned by the news, Stoffregen set her sights on remaining positive and upbeat.
“When I heard the news, thoughts raced through my mind,” said Stoffregen, 13, whose cancer is now in remission. “Like most people, my first question was, ‘Will I live?’ Now that cancer is behind me, I feel like I’ve accomplished something that not many other kids have or would want to accomplish.” Continue reading
This Saturday, two of our loyal Piedmont Members, Keith and Mike Berend, will be participating in a fundraiser for Operation Walk. We encourage you to follow them in their Race Across America at: http://www.raceacrossamerica.org/phone/live-tracking.html
They were also featured on Fox News for their efforts: Click here to view the story.
Let’s all watch them make it to the finish line!
We would like to congratulate Jody Feld, PT, DPT, MPT, NCS, C/NDT, who has been selected by the Foundation for Physical Therapy Board of Trustees to receive a 2016 Promotion of Doctoral Studies (PODS) I Scholarship in the amount of $7,500 for her work entitled “Recovery of Community Mobility After Stroke.”
We are excited to announce that Will Eward, MD, DVM, and the Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology have received $156,000 in Pilot Funding to support their research. The Consortium for Canine Comparative Oncology (C3O) is a collaboration between the Duke Cancer Institute and North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine. Duke and NC State have joined forces to further explore new cancer therapies offering better efficacy and less toxicity for both humans and canines. Researchers at both institutions are studying naturally occurring cancers in humans and canines and this collaboration will allow investigators to leverage research and resources to benefit both species, ensuring better treatments and outcomes.