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​​​​​​​​​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.
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.
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. 
Seven Retiring Faculty Members
Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Seven of our long-time faculty members are retiring from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences this year. We are incredibly thankful for their service at Duke and wish them all the very best in their next chapter!
Woman Sitting on Couch Looking Distressed by a Noise
Tuesday, June 22, 2021
For a syndrome that seems to be fairly common, remarkably little is known about misophonia. Associate professor Zach Rosenthal, PhD, is determined to change that. 
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.

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