1. C. David Page, PhD, Chair of the Department of Biostatistics and Bioinformatics at Duke University School of Medicine
    October 25, 2019

    The process of de-identifying clinical data for use in research and quality improvement involves safeguarding...

  2. Erich Huang.jpg
    October 3, 2019

    “The only wisdom we can hope to acquire

    Is the wisdom of humility: humility is endless.”

    —T. S. Eliot, “East Coker,” from Four Quartets (1939)

    “One, two, three, four,...

  3. Lola_Fayanju.jpg
    August 21, 2019

    For various reasons, I spent 5 days in the hospital recovering from the birth of my first child, who is now 8. He was then much as he is now: precocious, bright-eyed, and nearly always hungry. He took to nursing like he was born to do it (which,...

  4. Megan Clowse, MD
    August 19, 2019

    “TB” (not her real initials) is a 26-year-old Asian-American woman with systemic lupus erythematosus (lupus), a chronic autoimmune disease that can...

  5. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    July 30, 2019

    Hey all. I’m just back from holiday and hoping that you all are enjoying your summer!  As promised, here’s an update on our Ebola response efforts, along with some personal reflections. (In case you missed it earlier, my previous blog, which...

  6. Yousef Zafar, MD
    July 25, 2019

    Advocacy groups shout it from the rooftops. Research careers are built around it. And medical education has integrated it into many curricula. I’m talking about shared decision-making—the idea that medical decisions should be made in partnership...

  7. Shelley Rusincovitch, MMCi
    July 15, 2019

    This past June, more than 100 participants filled the Schiciano Auditorium in the Fitzpatrick Center for Interdisciplinary Engineering, Medicine and Applied Sciences (FCIEMAS) on Duke University’s West Campus. They were there to attend the latest...

  8. Dr Califf
    July 9, 2019

    As a parent of a child with congenital heart disease (CHD), I felt a mixture of grief and horror upon reading a recent...

  9. Lola_Fayanju.jpg
    June 27, 2019

    The other day, after running as fast as he could around our yard, one of my sons ran up to me, grabbed my hand, and placed it on his chest. “See?” he said, “I can control how fast my heart beats!” I paused to position my fingers in just the right...

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    June 24, 2019

    In recent weeks, I’ve met with public health professionals on Australia’s west coast, journalists in Baltimore, Facebook staff in Manhattan, and science museum employees in Denmark. As I’ve spoken with information professionals from across the...