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  1. Portrait of Duke Forge Director Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD
    May 20, 2019

    Every Thursday night, I find myself facing an opponent brandishing a fencing sabre on a narrow strip, 14...

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    May 15, 2019

    When I finished my surgical training, I promised my skeptical husband that we had finally reached the promised land of “being an attending.” No more 80- to 100-hour work weeks! No more falling asleep after sitting still for 10 minutes! No longer...

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    April 30, 2019

    Regular readers of medical journals may have noticed a trend in recent months in a spate of essays that have raised the alarm about the proliferation of medical misinformation and suggested some possible solutions. See, for example, recent essays...

  4. Portrait of Duke Forge Director Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD
    April 29, 2019

    In my most recent blog post, I wrote about Susan Jones*, a 65 year-old patient and Medicare recipient, and described how a multidisciplinary team at Duke constructed an AI-...

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    April 18, 2019
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  6. Amy Herring, ScD
    April 11, 2019

    I recently attended a conference where a colleague presented analysis results that were based on a very large healthcare administrative database. As is typical of many analyses of “big data,” the uncertainty estimates (confidence intervals, in...

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    April 8, 2019

    To do good work.

    It’s a goal that seems both lofty and concrete, broad but focused. It’s the central tenet of both my personal and professional lives—and it’s why I’ve committed my career to improving the equity and efficacy with which...

  8. Portrait of Duke Rubenstein Fellow Eric Perakslis, PhD
    March 22, 2019
    The Rapid Evolution of Technologies in Medicine

    When I was a biomedical engineering student in the mid-1980’s, one of my earliest professional projects involved implementing pulse oximetry units on every anesthesia station in the...

  9. Portrait of Duke Forge Director Erich S. Huang, MD, PhD
    March 11, 2019

    If you ever feel the urge to play amateur archeologist and prowl Duke University’s Davison Building, built in the 1930s, you will find the remnants of the original Duke Hospital.

    Peer down an anonymous corridor of offices, and the...

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    February 19, 2019

    A paradox is threatening societal stability and individual wellbeing in many parts of the world: an abundance that we can easily see masks a problem we tend not to acknowledge. The sheer volume of information produced and manipulated by humans...

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