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E.g., 2020-11-28
Baby Looking at iPad
Monday, January 13, 2020
When Grayson Kollins was two and a half years old—just shortly after the birth of his younger sister—his parents noticed that he had all but stopped uttering the sentences and phrases that up until then he had been using to communicate.
Man with Baby; Woman Conducting Assessment
Tuesday, January 7, 2020
Although screening, diagnostics and interventions for autism spectrum disorder (ASD) have seen a number of advances in recent years, more effective treatments are needed to target core symptoms.
Nicole Helmke and husband Nick Turner (infectious diseases faculty member at Duke)
Friday, January 3, 2020
Fifth-year internal medicine-psychiatry resident Nicole Helmke, MD, started medical school at Duke with no expectation of pursuing psychiatry. More than anything, she knew from her prior global health experience that she was passionate about taking care of underserved populations.
Neuroethics And Theological Studies Network Faculty Members
Saturday, December 28, 2019
What can theological studies contribute to neuroethics, and vice versa? How can the engagement of theological studies with neuroethics best be facilitated? How can further interdisciplinary collaboration at Duke shape such dialogue?
Headshots of ADVANCE-UP, ALICE & LEADER Awardees
Monday, December 23, 2019
We're thrilled to announce that seven faculty members from our department were selected to participate in three highly competitive School of Medicine leadership and development programs:
Lauren Franz and Colleagues
Wednesday, December 18, 2019
A new early-intervention model coaches caregivers on strategies to nurture their kids’ development.
Young Adult in Hoodie Vaping (from Behind)
Monday, December 9, 2019
Study suggests that risk for nicotine addiction could begin with initial exposure
Carrie Brown
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Psychiatry residency alumna Carrie Brown, MD, MPH, credits her first clinical rotation as a Duke University medical student—at John Umstead Hospital, a state-funded psychiatric inpatient facility in Butler, North Carolina—with planting the seed for her future career in psychiatry.
Naveen Sharma and Wife
Thursday, November 21, 2019
Dr. Avee Champaneria, PGY3 and chief psychiatry resident at Central Regional Hospital, recently talked with Dr. Naveen Sharma, PGY4 and chief psychiatry resident at the Duke Psychiatric Outpatient Clinic, about Sharma’s background, residency experience and plans for the future. 
Neurosky Headset and Headset on Man
Thursday, November 7, 2019
Military veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) often suffer from chronic pain, which tends to lead to other adverse, sometimes devastating, physical and emotional health conditions.
Adcock, Goetz, Peterchev
Friday, November 1, 2019
Congratulations to Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences faculty members Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, Angel Peterchev, PhD, and Stefan Goetz, PhD, on r
Welcome Heather Vestal
Thursday, October 31, 2019
Growing up in a Boston suburb, Heather Vestal, MD, MHS, was certain of one thing: while she always wanted to be a doctor, she did not want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a psychiatrist.
Kafui Dzirasa
Wednesday, October 23, 2019
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) recently presented Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, with this year’s Young Investigator Award.
Drs. Alissa Stavig and Nicole Helmke Present a Poster
Tuesday, October 22, 2019
The 2019 Annual Meeting of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry took place at the Emory Conference Center in Atlanta, Georgia, October 17-19, with great representation from Duke. A few highlights:
Man in military uniform looking down with head in hands
Thursday, October 17, 2019
An international team of researchers including faculty from Duke Psychiatry recently identified interesting genes linked with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

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