Check out our news archive below to learn more about what’s happening in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences!
Nosayaba Osazuwa-Peters, PhD, MPH, BDS, an associate professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Communications Sciences is conducting a study to assess suicide risk among head and neck cancer patients at Duke, with the goal of implementing a systematic suicide screening process in the head and neck cancer clinic and ultimately across all cancer sites. Duke Psychiatry's David Goldston, PhD, is a mentor on Osazuwa-Peters’ training grant.
Whether it’s exercise or reflection, adopting a morning wellness habit can help you unleash your potential. In this Working@Duke article, several Duke employees share how they start their day for success, and Duke Psychiatry's Shannon Byrne, PhD, provides some tips and insights on the benefits of an intentional morning routine.
Heightened risk of death by suicide among military service members and veterans reflects employment of firearms as a favored means. This commentary by Duke Psychiatry's Harold Kudler, MD, offers a practical preventive approach employing lethal means reduction, addressing upstream factors, identifying current and former service members in community settings, and understanding their unique culture and concerns.
The School of Medicine's Equity Matters newsletter this month features a Q&A with Dane Whicker, PhD. Whicker is working to improve equity, diversity, and inclusion for members of the LGBTQ+ community in the School of Medicine's Office of Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion, the Clinical Translational and Translational Science Institute, and the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.
Two of our long-time faculty members retired from the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences this year. Lana Watkins, PhD, and Laura Weisberg, PhD, have advanced our field in a number of notable ways and their clinical work, research and engagement with our education programs have impacted many people.
Whether constant connectivity or fear of missing out while away, unplugging during vacation can be challenging. In this Working@Duke article, Duke Psychiatry's Tyson Pankey, PhD, MPH, share some tips and insights about how to make the most of your vacation and not worry too much about what's going on at work while you're gone.
Congratulations to our trainees and faculty members who received year-end awards at our recent Graduate Medical Education graduation ceremony, including Outstanding Resident Educator, Outstanding Resident Clinician, Outstanding Resident Researcher, and outstanding teaching and mentoring awards for faculty members.
School of Medicine Dean Mary E. Klotman, MD, announced this week that Duke’s first Presidential Distinguished Chair will be named in honor of outgoing Chancellor for Health Affairs A. Eugene Washington, MD, and his wife, Marie. The professorship will be awarded to Duke Psychiatry's Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD.
A new multi-disciplinary team-based care model at Duke is changing lives for patients with lupus. The integrated care team addresses patients’ medical and psychological needs to improve outcomes, especially for Black women, who statistically have higher rates and worse outcomes from the disease. Duke Psychiatry's Keisha-Gaye O'Garo, PsyD, initiated the expansion of the care team through a Duke leadership program.
Richard Keefe, PhD, and Jed Rose, PhD, who retired from Duke Psychiatry last year, were among the 2023 Distinguished Emeriti Faculty honored by the School of Medicine at a ceremony at the Washington Duke Inn on June 13.