1. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    January 7, 2020

    Some books just stick with you. For me, Atul Gawande’s...

  2. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    December 2, 2019

    Hi folks.  I’m sorry that it has been a while since my last update on the Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) Electronic Medical Record (EMR) system we’re developing to support patient care in the current EVD outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo....

  3. Dr Califf
    November 20, 2019

    By Robert M. Califf, MD, C. David Page, PhD, and Eric Perakslis, PhD

    In a recent blog post, one of us pointed out the growing...

  4. Dr Califf
    November 18, 2019

    Healthcare in the United States has long been viewed by the public as “the best in the world”; a view defended by American politicians who often rebuke those who question it.[1] However...

  5. 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...

  6. Portrait of Duke Forge Director Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD
    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,...

  7. 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,...

  8. Portrait of Duke Forge Co-Director Megan E.B. Clowse, MD. MPH
    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...

  9. 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...

  10. 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...