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E.g., 2021-10-27
Kafui Dzirasa, Member, National Academy of Medicine
Monday, October 18, 2021
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, has been elected to the prestigious National Academy of Medicine (NAM).
Colin Smith in front of clinic room
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Helping people — whether it be at a makeshift COVID-19 field hospital in New York City or through the Healthcare for the Homeless volunteer psychiatry clinic in Durham — is what drives internal medicine-psychiatry resident Colin Smith, MD, in his work as a physician.
Illustration - head silhouette with puzzle pieces
Thursday, October 14, 2021
Oxytocin, a naturally occurring hormone that acts as a chemical messenger in the brain, showed no evidence of helping children with autism gain social skills, according to a large national study published in the New England Journal of Medicine.
Briana Brownlow at her TEDx Talk
Thursday, September 30, 2021
In this TEDx Talk, Duke clinical psychology intern Briana Brownlow discusses the unique ways Black Americans often cope with chronic racial stress and how this coping strategy may serve as a potential mechanism through which racism impacts their physical and mental health.
Headshots - Dzirasa & Eroglu
Thursday, September 23, 2021
Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, the K. Ranga Rama Krishnan Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, has been named a Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) investigator. 
Woman on Sofa
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
Duke Psychiatry's Dr. Jason Cho says we need to be intentional about creating opportunities to be quiet and still, especially in the Zoom era. Check out the great tips in this article for both relaxing and energizing ourselves.
Behavioral Health Center Entrance
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
In this Q&A, Duke Psychiatry's Shelley A. Holmer, MD, explains how the new behavioral health center meets a critical population health need in the region, the unique benefits to patients, and how providers can best refer their patients for assessment and treatment.
Cannabis Plant
Wednesday, September 22, 2021
While marijuana use may impact some genes linked to autism in men’s sperm, abstaining from cannabis consumption over time may significantly lower many of those effects, according to a study by Duke Health researchers.
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
A suicide screening tool developed by researchers from Duke Psychiatry and the Department of Veterans Affairs is far more accurate at identifying patients at risk for attempting suicide than current clinical assessments, which often have poor accuracy rates that can lead to the loss of life.
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.

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