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Gifts to Duke Health improve health in communities down the road and around the world. Your support means that the brightest scientists and the most dedicated caregivers have the tools to be the best at what they do.

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A Family Legacy for Duke Cancer

Ever since Duke Cancer Institute helped Meg Lindenberger survive breast cancer more than a decade ago, she and her husband, Bill, have been faithful supporters.

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A Family Legacy for Duke Cancer
Jennifer Freedman (center front), Steve Patierno (far right) and other researchers previously found RNA splicing differences in prostate cancer between African American men and White men.
About Time

As the COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on health disparities, efforts to find new ways to reduce them get a boost.

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About Time
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Donna Bernstein’s Generosity Touches Lives Across Continents

As far back as Donna Bernstein can remember, the ethos of giving back has been as much a part of her as her name or the color of her eyes. She comes from strong Jewish roots, and her parents…

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Donna Bernstein’s Generosity Touches Lives Across Continents
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An Absolute Duty

When Thom Mayer M.D.’77 enrolled at Hanover College in Indiana on a football scholarship, he had no career aspirations in medicine. In fact, he had no career aspirations at all, beyond riding…

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An Absolute Duty
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Duke-Margolis Center Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary

On the fifth anniversary of the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy, the administration at Duke thanks the Margolis family for their leadership in establishing this center as a national leader…

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Duke-Margolis Center Celebrates 5-Year Anniversary
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A Blue Angel

Duke student Bobby Menges died of cancer in September 2017. But he is still changing the experience of cancer for other young people through the Duke Teen and Young Adult Oncology Program, a…

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A Blue Angel
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Rauch Foundation makes historic gift for financial aid

A family foundation established by the late Dudley Rauch ’63 has pledged $30 million to establish an endowment for need-based financial aid for medical students in the Duke University School of…

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Rauch Foundation makes historic gift for financial aid
International Logistics Firm Ships Masks to Duke, Others
International Logistics Firm Ships Masks to Duke, Others

As a global logistics provider of equipment for major concerts, sporting events, television, and the film industry, Stephen O’Connell knows how to move things fast.

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International Logistics Firm Ships Masks to Duke, Others
Doubling the Impact of Nursing Research
Doubling the Impact of Nursing Research

Throughout her more than 30-year career in academic nursing, Diane L. Holditch-Davis, Ph.D., B.S.N.’73, FAAN, saw over and over how Ph.D. students struggle financially. Although tuition is covered…

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Doubling the Impact of Nursing Research
Duke Parents Pitch In to Support COVID-19 Research
Duke Parents Pitch In to Support COVID-19 Research

Steve and Lisa Eisenstein, P’19, P’22, are no strangers to supporting good causes—and not just by opening their wallets. They are active in various philanthropic organizations, including one that…

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Duke Parents Pitch In to Support COVID-19 Research
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Taking a Giant Leap: Private Family Support Propels Promising New ALS Study

When facing an illness such as ALS, one in which there currently is no proven treatment to stop or reverse it, patients often look to clinical trials for options for living longer and better lives…

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Taking a Giant Leap: Private Family Support Propels Promising New ALS Study
A One-Dollar Bill Leads to Almost $20,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research
A One-Dollar Bill Leads to Almost $20,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research

A one-dollar bill started it all. In 2011, John and Andrea Pitera had just opened Mojo’s on the Harbor. Brooke Williams, their very first customer, paid in cash and signed their first dollar for…

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A One-Dollar Bill Leads to Almost $20,000 for Pancreatic Cancer Research
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Cycling for Duke Health’s COVID-19 Response Funds

In late July, while on their summer break, Duke Club Cycling riders launched a 12-hour bike marathon to support Duke Health’s COVID-19 Response Funds and local cycling organizations that advocate…

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Cycling for Duke Health’s COVID-19 Response Funds
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DHVI receives $15 million from NC state legislature to develop preventive vaccines against SARS-CoV-2

The State of North Carolina enacted Session Law 2020-4, an Act to Provide Aid to North Carolinians in Response to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Crisis, also known as the 2020 COVID-19 Recovery Act…

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DHVI receives $15 million from NC state legislature to develop preventive vaccines against SARS-CoV-2
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Chinese Alumni and Parents Come Together to Help Duke

Duke connections remain strong and community spirit shines through from the other side of the world. Donations of cash and surgical masks to Duke Health arrive quickly thanks to active…

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Chinese Alumni and Parents Come Together to Help Duke
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Long-Term Gratitude

Kim Spancake and her husband, Drew Snider, understand the crucial importance of health care workers.

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Long-Term Gratitude
Artist Judith Snyderman Supports Geriatrics Nursing Research at Duke
Artist Judith Snyderman Supports Geriatrics Nursing Research at Duke

When artist Judith Snyderman R.N.’64, Hon.’19 was in high school in Brooklyn, New York, her grandmother had a major stroke.

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Artist Judith Snyderman Supports Geriatrics Nursing Research at Duke
Duke Health Fund Fuels COVID-19 Research
Duke Health Fund Fuels COVID-19 Research

When COVID-19 arrived on American shores and exploded across the country within a matter of weeks, researchers across Duke hastened into action. Duke scientists in fields from microbiology and…

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Duke Health Fund Fuels COVID-19 Research
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New Gift to Duke Continues Support for Early-Career Physician-Scientists

Yvonne Mowery, M.D., Ph.D., Butler Harris Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology, is one of many physician-scientists at Duke who credits the …

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New Gift to Duke Continues Support for Early-Career Physician-Scientists
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"Cervical Cancer Revolution” Proposal Among Top 100 for MacArthur $100 Million Grant

Duke biomedical engineer Nimmi Ramanujam's plan aims to close the cervical cancer inequity gap and catalyze a new model of women-centered health care.

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"Cervical Cancer Revolution” Proposal Among Top 100 for MacArthur $100 Million Grant
Stepping Up to Help Fight COVID-19
Stepping Up to Help Fight COVID-19

When Melissa F. Neumann, MD, and her husband, James Crichton, made a $150,000 pledge earlier this year to the Laszlo Ormandy Professorship Fund in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Duke…

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Stepping Up to Help Fight COVID-19
Kevin Cheng with his band Kirins performing as part of Duke’s 2020 Lunar New Year Showcase. February 7, 2020.
The Bright Sounds of Being Together

In a life where everything has come to a halt and a pandemic goes on, it’s hard to find the silver linings. Sometimes it’s only after sifting through the recent past that we realize that even this…

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The Bright Sounds of Being Together
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Retired Marine colonel reveals cancer-fighting tactics

When Bob List, a retired colonel, was diagnosed with cancer, he immediately began to research the enemy threatening to take his life.

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Retired Marine colonel reveals cancer-fighting tactics
A twist in the human genome
A twist in the human genome

Basic scientific research in the lab of Hashim Al-Hashimi has the potential to improve our fundamental understanding of genome architecture.

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A twist in the human genome
Nursing care from North Carolina to Guatemala
Nursing care: from North Carolina to Guatemala

Scholarships at Duke University School of Nursing allow the best and brightest students to attend regardless of their ability to pay.

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Nursing care: from North Carolina to Guatemala
Seed grant helps big brain ideas grow bigger
Seed grant helps big brain ideas grow bigger

The DIBS External Advisory Board pooled $100,000 to fund an additional Research Incubator Award, for a total of six awards granted this year. 

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Seed grant helps big brain ideas grow bigger
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Flexible support helps DIBS advance brain research

Michele Cascardi ’88, P’20, P’22, a new member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences External Advisory Board, understands that unrestricted support is especially important because it allows the…

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Flexible support helps DIBS advance brain research
Transforming Eye Care for Children
Transforming eye care for children

Diagnosing and treating ophthalmic disorders in pediatric patients can require multiple appointments with various specialists.

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Transforming eye care for children
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Best of Both Worlds: The Physician-Scientist

Translating research discoveries into patient treatments is challenging work.

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Best of Both Worlds: The Physician-Scientist
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Finding purpose and perspective through health and health care

Sometimes a person discovers their true path in life after a single event leaves a lasting impression.

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Finding purpose and perspective through health and health care
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Exploring health risks beyond the human genome

Exposomics aims to measure people’s cumulative exposures to environmental contaminants over the course of their life and identify how these combined exposures influence the risk of developing…

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Exploring health risks beyond the human genome
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Building the next generation of nurses who promote health equity

At Duke University School of Nursing, Rosa Gonzalez-Guarda Ph.D., the Dorothy L. Powell Term Chair of Nursing, is making sure the next generation of nursing students at Duke understand that public…

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Building the next generation of nurses who promote health equity
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Mentoring makes a future physician assistant’s path clear

For Melanie Rogers, a student in the Duke Physician Assistant Program, becoming a health care professional was her dream career path ever since a pediatrician provided vital care for her when she…

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Mentoring makes a future physician assistant’s path clear

Thanks to the Duke Health Fund, we have been able to provide some of our scientists with the resources they need to fill critical gaps and continue their research without breaking stride.

- Dr. A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and CEO of Duke University Health System