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"By fostering collaborations throughout Duke as well as with our patients and our broader community, I am confident the CTSI will speed the pace at which we move discoveries to public benefit.”

-- Eugene Washington, MD, Chancellor for Health Affairs at Duke University

This Institute is an academic hub at Duke for accelerating the translation and implementation of scientific discoveries into health benefits for patients and communities. The Institute will be led by L. Ebony Boulware, MD, MPH, Vice Dean for Translational Sciences, Associate Vice Chancellor for Translational Research, Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine, and co-Principal Investigator of Duke’s Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) from the NIH.

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Duke Translational Medicine Institute Supplemental Funding speeds development of a mobile app to guide decision-making for families with loved ones on life support.

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Mark Leary, a professor of psychology and neuroscience, says learning to be kind to yourself when you (inevitably) make mistakes could have a remarkable effect on your happiness.

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Dr. Nancy Weigle of Duke Health, who teaches about community and family medicine, tells students that, in the real world, there’s often no way to know if they made the right prescribing choice.

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On the eve of the day-long summit, Mark McClellan, a former U.S. Food and Drug Administration commissioner who is director of the new Duke-Robert J. Margolis, MD, Center for Healt..., says consolidating cancer reviews is a good step but doesn't necessarily address the FDA's overarching challenge -- a lack of money.

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"Bipolar illness is not necessarily a contraindication to pregnancy and motherhood," says Dr. Marla Wald, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Duke University.

"Informed decision making can empower women and families to have control over their futures."

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Surveilling a group of people based on their religion is always a bad idea, says David Schanzer, director of the Triangle Center On Terrorism and Homeland Security.

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"It was painful. It was painful, just because I've had this vision in my head how I would have celebrated, and I was sitting there and the scenario was perfect," recalls Duke Men's Basketball's Quinn Cook, who went undrafted in the 2015 NBA Draft.

A year later, he is the reigning NBA Development League Rookie of the Year for the Canton Charge.

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"Not only does the stress of economics affect things like our bank account, but it can be affecting our children who grow up in those environments where mom and dad are struggling to make ends meet, pay the bills, working more than one job, working long hours," says study co-author Douglas Williamson, a professor of psychiatry and behavioral science at Duke University.

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Sharia courts’ bias towards wealthy Muslim men during the Ottoman Empire may have contributed to the lack of economic progress in the region, according to a major study of nearly 200 years of case records led by economist Timur Kuran.
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