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Doctor talking with teen patient in ED setting
Wednesday, September 15, 2021
A team co-led by David Goldston, PhD, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University, and Joan Asarnow, PhD, Professor of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA, has been approved for a $13 million award by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute.
Quote: This study shows that our risk assessment tool, called the Durham Risk Score, is likely to be more accurate at predicting future suicide attempts than doctors’ clinical judgement alone, or existing suicide risk assessments.
Tuesday, September 14, 2021
The Durham Risk Score is a new risk assessment tool that enables practitioners to better identify those most at risk for suicide attempts, potentially saving lives
NC Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Workforce Distribution Map - NC and US
Thursday, September 9, 2021
NC-PAL is a free provider-to-provider consultation line and education program available to all clinicians across the state for questions about behavioral health or psychiatric medication management for their pediatric and perinatal patients.
Slips of paper with words related to Alzheimers - memory loss, dementia, delusion, etc.
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Duke University and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have been awarded funds from the National Institutes of Health to establish a prestigious Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), part of a federally-funded national network of similar centers.
Wheelchair icon overlaid on globe image
Thursday, September 9, 2021
Lauren Franz, MB, ChB, will present at an online conference on Sept. 29, “From Surviving to Thriving: Creating Global Equity in Supports and Services for Childhood Developmental Disability,” which will focus on challenges and research priorities for autism, cerebral palsy and hearing loss.
Man with head in hands - closeup
Tuesday, August 10, 2021
Adric Hardy is adjusting to a new position as assistant dean of students for the Duke Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards. He’s also searching for a home in Durham. But the heaviest burden remains navigating life during a historic pandemic. 
Jane Gagliardi Headshot. Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Medicine.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
In a recent opinion piece in the American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, reflects on a study in the same journal issue of a cross-sectional cognitive assessment of older incarcerated adults.
Frank Keefe, PhD headshot
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Dr. Frank Keefe, head of the Duke Pain Prevention and Treatment Research Program, shares his thoughts about pain research, research mentoring and ethical research in a recent interview with the Duke Office of Scientific Integrity.
Amy Porter-Tacoronte, MBA; Coral May, MPA, SHRM-SCP; and Annise Weaver, MSEd, CRC, are leaders of a new employee resource group aimed at empowering Black staff members in the School of Medicine.
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Annise Weaver, MSEd, CRC, is one of the founders of the newly-established ME² Black Employee Resource Group. Read about this group and other initiatives related to the School of Medicine's new strategic plan for addressing systemic racism.
​​​​​​​​​Henrietta's mother explains thistleberries have begun falling on the ground and the family needs to stay home to avoid getting sick or passing the sickness to others. ​​​
Thursday, August 5, 2021
Because of her experience with her own son, Laura Anderson Kirby, PhD, wanted to figure out a way to help facilitate discussions about the pandemic with kids. She decided to write a children's book.
Graphic showing that underestimators of risk and overestimators changed their views to be more in line with actual risks. (Credit: Dallas Clemons)
Thursday, August 5, 2021
In two related studies just published, researchers including Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, designed an intervention to help people more accurately assess the risks they face from COVID while engaging in typical day-to-day activities.
Headshots of faculty members involved in briefing. Caption: The Briefing.
Wednesday, August 4, 2021
This fall marks an uncertain moment in the pandemic, with rising COVID-19 infection rates in the United States and a shifting public health response to protect the population from the highly infectious Delta variant of the virus.
Nurse visiting mother and newborn in their home
Thursday, July 8, 2021
Family Connects, a nurse home visiting program for newborns and their families, is linked to substantial reductions in child maltreatment investigations in children’s first five years, according to new research from Duke University.
Honored Faculty and Residents - Graduation 2021
Sunday, June 27, 2021
Congratulations to the Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty members and trainees who received year-end awards, including Outstanding Mentor, Honored Professors and several resident awards.
Amber Graham, Leigh Spivey-Rita, Dane Whicker
Saturday, June 26, 2021
In honor of LGBTQ+ Pride Month, we talked with three experts in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences to learn more about how they support gender diverse patients at Duke. They also shared advice and their go-to resources for trans youth. 

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