Check out our news archive below to learn more about what’s happening in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences!
More than 30 Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty members, staff members, and trainees received noteworthy awards and honors in 2023.
Since joining the Duke CTSA TL1 Pre-Doctoral Training Program, Dana Rubenstein’s research interests have broadened to include tobacco and cannabis use in chronic pain patients, earning her accolades and publications in major clinical research journals. Rubenstein is a Duke medical student who works closely with Duke Psychiatry's Joseph McClernon, PhD.
Three psychiatry residents share their experiences in the program's special tracks—the Physician Scientist Track, the Clinician Educator Track, and the Duke Psychotherapy Track—designed to help residents develop advanced skills in a particular area during their time in the program.
A research team led by Duke University’s David Goldston, PhD, and UCLA’s Joan Asarnow, PhD, is investigating how to improve care and outcomes among youth during and after emergency department (ED) visits for suicidal risk or behaviors.
After a national search, assistant professor Nicole Helmke, MD, was promoted to director of the internal medicine-psychiatry (med-psych) residency program director, effective November 15.
In July, the Carolina Theatre in Durham started a Sensory Friendly Awareness Film Series in partnership with the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development. It's a free, monthly movie-going event, created specifically for children and adults with autism and other neurodivergent people.
Three senior psychiatry residents—Jordan Broadway, MD, Jonathan Nahmias, MD, and Hania Ibrahim, MD—developed and are delivering a workshop to teach second-year medical students in their psychiatry clerkship how to conduct a psychiatric interview.
Damon Tweedy, MD, professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences, and Jeffrey Baker, MD, PhD, professor of pediatrics and history, recently delivered the Trent Humanities in Medicine Lecture about a largely forgotten incident at Duke that drew national scrutiny and attention to the issue of segregated medical care in the 1950s.
Researchers including Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences postdoctoral associate David Murphy, PhD, have discovered that eye movements can be decoded by the sounds they generate in the ear, a finding that reveals hearing may be affected by vision.
In recognition of the valuable contribution the Duke Center for Misophonia and Emotion Regulation is making to demystify misophonia and help those who suffer from it, Duke has received a new $1.25 million, five-year gift from an anonymous family that builds on their previous commitment, which established the Center in 2019.