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A traditional healer in Uganda shows the plants and herbs he uses in treatments.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021
In their efforts to expand treatment of epilepsy in Uganda, Duke researchers explore the role of traditional healers, who are often the first stop for Ugandans suffering from seizures.
Sara Emory, headshot and position titles
Monday, May 17, 2021
Sara Emory, DNP, RN, recalls that even as a young child, she would wonder what people were going through that would prompt them to act in certain ways—an early sign of her concern for others and a seed that blossomed into a career of more than 41 years in psychiatric nursing.
EXPERT PERSPECTIVES: POSITIVE EFFECTS OF A SUPPORTIVE CAREGIVER. Headshots of each expert - Carmody, Potter & Lanier-Jones.
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
In honor of Children’s Mental Health Awareness Day, we talked with three experts in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences to learn more about the long-ranging positive effects of supportive caregiver relationships on a child’s mental health, well-being and success in life.
Jonathan Posner
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
Jonathan Posner, MD, will be joining the Duke University School of Medicine’s Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty beginning September 1.
Baby Looking at iPad
Monday, April 26, 2021
A digital app successfully detected one of the telltale characteristics of autism in young children, suggesting the technology could one day become an inexpensive and scalable early screening tool, researchers at Duke University report.
Background Image: Water. Text: Taking Care of Yourself & Your Loved Ones: A Mental Health Webinar Series
Sunday, April 18, 2021
From February through April, the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences hosted a six-event mental health webinar series, "Taking Care of Yourself and Your Loved Ones." 
Presidential Awards Video Screen Shot
Sunday, April 18, 2021
Congratulations to Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, on winning a Presidential Award, and to our department members who are part of LATIN-19, which won a team Presidential Award—including LATIN-19 executive team member Gabriela Nagy, PhD.
Exterior of the new Duke Behavioral Health Center North Durham at Duke Regional Hospital
Monday, April 12, 2021
Answering a long-standing need in the community for enhanced behavioral health services, Duke Health is opening a newly built center at Duke Regional Hospital that will provide a setting specifically designed for the comfort and care of these patients. 
DukeLine Logo with Duke Campus Background
Sunday, April 11, 2021
A new student-operated texting platform called DukeLine has a single goal: improving the mental health of students through quick peer response. Associate professor Nancy Zucker, PhD, advises the program.
Collage Image - 6 Faculty Members Involved in New Research Core
Sunday, April 11, 2021
The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute launched a new Equity in Research core in July 2020 that aims to elevate, advance, and accelerate equitable, inclusive, and anti-racist research. Medical instructor Dane Whicker, PhD, is co-director of the core.
Koltai & Somarelli Headshots
Sunday, April 11, 2021
Deborah Koltai, PhD, associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences and neurology, and Jason Somarelli, PhD, assistant professor in medicine, are the winners of the 2021 Bass Connections Leadership Award.
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Sunday, April 11, 2021
On April 9, 2021, Shirley Tilghman, OC FRS, of Princeton University, Bruce Alberts, PhD, of the University of California at San Francisco, Daniel Colón-Ramos of Yale University, PhD, Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, of Duke University, Judith Kimble, PhD, of Uni
Know that you are shaping part of their college career ... Be prepared to write some letters of reference as well! - Gabriela Nagy, PhD (Headshot of Gaby Nagy)
Wednesday, April 7, 2021
In a recent Bass Connections orientation for team leaders, assistant professor Gabriela Nagy, PhD, shared her experiences as a Bass Connections team leader and gave advice to other faculty members.
Davison Building
Tuesday, March 30, 2021
Duke University School of Medicine vaulted to No. 3 for research among 122 medical schools in the nation—tying its highest ranking in history—in the U.S. News & World Report annual ranking of graduate programs released today. It was also ranked third in 2001.
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
Monday, March 29, 2021
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, has been selected to receive a Duke University Presidential Award and the Ruth and A. Morris Williams Faculty Research Prize.  

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