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E.g., 2020-11-28
Bride Shelun Tsai and Colleagues at "Ceremony"
Wednesday, April 15, 2020
Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology residents are accustomed to happy surprises and the joy that often accompanies them. Today was no different, as Duke Ob/Gyn Resident Dr. Shelun Tsai and fiancé Dr.
Priscilla Wald, Emma Rasiel and Robin Gurwitch
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
Robin Gurwitch, PhD, was one of three Duke experts who spoke to media this week about various ways panic affects our lives—and what we can do to mitigate it, such as stepping away from pandemic news.
Amaya-Jackson, Dzirasa, Keefe
Wednesday, March 25, 2020
We’re delighted to announce that three faculty members in the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences have been selected to receive awards from the Duke University School of Medicine.
Trent Semans Center
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
U.S. News & World Report assessed 120 medical schools and once again ranked the Duke University School of Medicine among the best in the nation, placing it 12th. Seven of the School of Medicine’s clinical departments, including Psychiatry, ranked in the top 10 among specialties: 
Cannabis Plant
Wednesday, March 18, 2020
With the rising prevalence of depression and the rapidly expanding legalization of cannabis use in the United States, one can’t help but wonder if there is a link between these phenomena.
Two residents present their quality improvement project
Thursday, February 27, 2020
We’ve all been there many times: we notice something in our work environment that just isn’t functioning quite right. All too often, we simply accept these circumstances as inevitable challenges, complain about them occasionally and go about our work. 
Betancourt & Santos-Cubina
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Luis Betancourt, MD, and Javier Santos-Cubiñá, MD, became fast friends when Betancourt—then a second-year Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAP) fellow at Duke—interviewed Santos-Cubiñá for the fellowship program in 2013.
Nicole Heilbron Receives Presidential Award from President Price
Wednesday, February 26, 2020
Nicole Heilbron, PhD, associate professor in psychiatry and behavioral sciences and vice chair of clinical services, has received a Duke University Presidential Award. 
Boy and young man giving high five
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
Despite the large number of children and adolescents who meet the criteria for a diagnosable mental health disorder, fewer than 20% actually receive the appropriate mental health services because of the limited number of trained clinicians, including child psychiatrists, and multiple barriers to
Man holding baby
Saturday, February 22, 2020
A male’s marijuana use appears to alter sperm prior to mating, causing offspring to develop distinct abnormalities in areas of the brain that help govern learning, memory, reward and mood, according to a Duke-led study conducted on rats.
Duke Psychiatry's Dane Whicker discusses transgender care from a psychologist’s perspective
Friday, February 14, 2020
On Tuesday, February 11, an interdisciplinary group of Duke researchers and clinicians launched the Duke Sexual and Gender Minority Health Program at a day-long symposium on the Duke campus.
Trent Semans Center
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Duke University continues its leadership in biomedical research, ranking eighth among the nation’s top medical schools and research institutions for funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).
Several people sit on a white floor while enveloped in a complex webwork as part of an art exhibit. Image credit: Alina Grubnyak via Unsplash.
Monday, February 10, 2020
Electronic health records (EHRs) comprise a remarkably rich source of longitudinal health data.
Viera Whitson
Sunday, February 2, 2020
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded Duke University $1.4 million over four years to train physician-scientists to address Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias (ADRDs). 
Two men stretching roadside
Wednesday, January 29, 2020
Building on evidence from numerous studies citing the adverse health consequences of  depression on a patient’s recovery after a cardiovascular event and other serious illnesses, researchers in Duke’s Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are focusing on the benefits of stress manageme