Sampson named to new leadership role at Duke; Friedman to become interim chair of the Department of Neurosurgery
John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, MBA, the Robert H. and Gloria Wilkins Professor and chair of the Duke Department of Neurosurgery, has assumed the role of president of the Private Diagnostic Clinic (PDC). The PDC is the physician practice of... Read More
Patients rank doctors lower if they experience long delays in waiting rooms
Every 10-minute increase in wait time is associated with a 3-percent drop in ratings
Doctors are increasingly rated by their patients for the quality of their care, but one seemingly unrelated issue can tank that all-important score... Read More
Immunotherapy Shows Potential for Pediatric Glioblastoma Treatment
A modified form of poliovirus, as a therapy for glioblastoma brain tumors, appears in laboratory studies to also have applicability for pediatric brain tumors when used as part of a cancer vaccine.
In preclinical studies using mice and... Read More
A Brain to Spine Interface for Transferring Artificial Sensory Information
Image: Amol Yadav, PhD
Researchers at Duke University have linked the brains and spinal cords of two rats for the first time, allowing them to transmit sensory signals between each other.
The results of the study, A Brain to Spine... Read More
by Angela Spivey
Translating findings from a lab into patients in a clinic can be a long slog up a steep hill. The new Center for Cancer Immunotherapy helps researchers with the climb.
It’s August 2019, and Duke Professor of Immunology... Read More
Getting to Know Peter Fecci
Peter Fecci, MD, PhD, grew up on Long Island, NY, graduated from Cornell University, and went on to medical school at Duke. In his second year of at Duke, he began the MD-PhD program and became John Sampson’s first graduate student.... Read More
Mehta Named a CNS Fellow
Vikram Mehta, MD, MPH, fourth-year resident at Duke Neurosurgery, has been accepted into the Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS) Resident Fellows Program for a two-year term.
The program enables neurosurgeons-in-training to... Read More
Team to Study Technology With the Potential to Enhance Artificial Speech
Duke Neurosurgery's Gregory Cogan, PhD, is principal investigator of a newly funded study that will explore a promising new technology that constructs speech directly from the brain.
The multidisciplinary research aims to advance our... Read More
Training Grant Awarded by NIH
Congratulations to Peter Fecci, MD, PhD (left) and John Sampson, MD, PhD, principal investigators of a newly awarded NINDS Research Education Grant for Residents and Fellows and Fellows. The grant funds one resident per year to conduct... Read More
Neurosurgery Professors Lead Collaborative Research in Uganda
There are 32 neurosurgeons at Duke, but the entire country of Uganda has fewer than half that number.
Professor of Neurosurgery Michael Haglund is committed to helping Uganda increase its neurosurgical capacity. He leads Duke Global... Read More