Check out our news archive below to learn more about what’s happening in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences!
Procrastination – or delaying tasks to ease fear, anxiety, or stress – is a common experience for many people who want perfect results, as well as those who manage large projects that seem daunting at first. In this Working@Duke article, Duke Psychiatry's Melanie Bonner, PhD, and other Duke experts share their insights on procrastination and tips for avoiding it.
In a large academic medical system such as Duke, there are bound to be spouses, siblings or children who work for the same organization. Duke Health is fortunate enough to have one entire family—including three Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty members—who have dedicated a combined 83 years to improving the lives of their patients and colleagues.
Peter McCann, MBBS, MSc, MRCPsych, a fifth-year internal medicine-psychiatry resident, and Rick Wolthusen, MD, MPP, a second-year psychiatry resident, have received this year’s James H. Carter, Sr. Community Service Award, established in honor of Carter’s dedication to serving the underserved.
As part of Duke Research Week 2022, Duke neuroscientists, including Duke Psychiatry's Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, discuss the challenges and technological achievements that help us better understand our complex brain. The session was moderated by Duke Psychiatry's R. Alison Adcock, MD, PhD.
Women’s Reproductive Health: Addressing Challenges from COVID to Delivering Care in Under-served Areas
As part of Duke Research Week 2022, five experts, including Duke Psychiatry's Jonathan Posner, MD, discussed the function and health of reproductive organs, the ability to conceive, give birth and raise a child, disease development, physical and psychological well-being, and environmental impacts on health before and during pregnancy.
The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated pre-existing health inequities and emphasized the need for community-engaged research to address those disparities, according to a panel of Duke and UNC-Chapel Hill experts, including Duke Psychiatry's Dane Whicker, PhD, at Duke Research Week 2022.
MRI scans of children aged 9–10 years with ADHD showed few differences in structural brain measurements compared to their unaffected peers, according to a study led by vice chair of research Jonathan Posner, MD. The finding points to the need for more refined imaging techniques to better characterize the underlying biology of ADHD.
Duke's Office for Faculty Advancement has awarded seed grants to 13 faculty-led projects exploring new ideas and expanding existing initiatives to promote an equitable and inclusive academic environment at Duke. A Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences team received funding for their "Leadership in the Lab" proposal.
A novel collaboration between the Duke Cancer Institute’s Supportive Care & Survivorship Center and the Duke Fertility Center connects cancer patients to a multidisciplinary a team of oncologists, fertility specialists and psychosocial providers, including Duke Psychiatry's Caroline Dorfman, PhD.
Even for the most creative people among us, creativity doesn't always just flow—it takes discipline and work. Mira Brancu, PhD, an expert on leadership development and strategic thinking, says that instead of waiting for unexpected moments of inspiration, consistently devoting space in your workflow to cultivating ideas can train your mind to spur creative thinking. In this Working@Duke article, Dr. Brancu shares more tips and a few Duke staff members share how they channel their creativity.