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  1. Portrait of Duke Forge Director Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD
    May 26, 2021

    What the World of Health Data Has to Learn from a Turbulent Time in U.S. Financial History


    In 1809, the Farmers Exchange Bank of Chepachet, Rhode Island found itself having issued $560,000 worth of bank notes with only $86....

  2. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    April 29, 2021

    Focus on the destination, not the seatbelts.

    Eric D. Perakslis, PhD


    Imagine visiting the local pub and sitting next to a hobbit, recently arrived via wizard from Middle Earth, who has never seen an...

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    April 22, 2021

    As she prepares for the next phase of her academic career, Duke Forge Scholar Brinnae Bent, PhD, looks back on her time at Duke and her work in the fast-growing field of digital health.


    Nearly 2 years ago, I wrote an...

  4. Portrait of Duke Forge Director Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD
    January 6, 2021
  5. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    September 28, 2020

    At this point, it’s clear that we’ll need a significant amount of positive energy to come out on top of 2020.  Three quarters done, and the year feels like 24/7 media coverage of a reality show about speed-dating the Four Horsemen of the...

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    July 13, 2020

    Disparities in Cancer Research After COVID-19: Charting the Course from Inspiration to Intervention


    When I open my eyes in the morning, hours before my family wakes up, I need a few minutes to collect my bearings. The question...

  7. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    June 25, 2020

    By Eric Perakslis, PhD & Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD

    As states try to reopen their economies against a background of surging COVID cases, we’ve been reminded why we are all taught as children not to run into a burning building,...

  8. Yousef Zafar, MD
    May 19, 2020

    For years, I—like a great many other clinicians who care for patients with cancer— have wondered what it would take to change the way we deliver and pay for cancer care. While the medical science of oncology has evolved rapidly in recent years,...

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    May 9, 2020
    Introducing a Two-Part Series

    “Are we there yet?”

    A question both expected and dreaded by parents everywhere. Usually asked about 10 minutes into a long drive or flight, it not only reflects our children’...

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    May 8, 2020

    Creativity and insight were on display as a panel of judges announced the winners of the Duke ASA DataFest: COVID-19 Virtual Data Challenge on May 5th. The contest,...

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