Check out our news archive below to learn more about what’s happening in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences!
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.
Cognitive changes following non-neurologic and non-cardiac surgery were not associated with changes in Alzheimer’s disease-related biomarkers in older patients, according to a study led by a team at Duke University School of Medicine.
Transitioning from "work life" to "home life" can be particularly challenging when working from home, as many of us are now doing. In this Duke Today article, Duke staff members share their tips and tricks for unplugging, and Duke Psychiatry's Dr. Moria Smoski weighs in on why these rituals are important.
Stephanie Hargrove, PhD, recently received an award that supports her as an early career scholar. Learn more about this honor and her research into supporting survivors of trauma.
Child & adolescent psychiatry fellows at Duke have a unique opportunity to develop expertise in trauma-informed approaches and care through a partnership between the Center for Child and Family Health, the North Carolina Child Treatment Program and Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences.