Leading Research

Vacchiano Receives Funding to Enhance Military Battle Field Trauma Surgical Settings

When a patient undergoes major surgery, intravenous fluid therapy, or fluid replacement, is a critical part of the intraoperative care to optimize a patient’s blood volume, flow and oxygenation of the tissues. The current “gold standard” method to determine a patient’s total blood volume requires an injection of a radioactive tracer and serial blood sampling and is only suitable for laboratory use. 

Kings College-Duke Travel Grant Recipients Chosen

The Duke University School of Nursing and The Florence Nightingale Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery at King’s College London have partnered to foster the promotion of research and greater inform the practice of professional nursing and midwifery. The schools will jointly administer a grants program and a pilot project award to cultivate innovative, scalable scientific inquiry.  The pilot project will form the basis of a larger research project and external funding will be sought. Interested faculty members submitted their applications earlier this year.

New Mobile App Gateway Promotes Innovation

Innovation is always on the forefront of minds at Duke University and Duke Health System. We all know where health care has been, and where it is now—but what about where it will be in about five or even ten years from now? The science behind health care and how health care professionals can effectively treat patients is evolving, and innovators at Duke want to make sure that they stay on top of the ever-changing times.

PhD Student Receives NIH NRSA Grant

Growing up in the crack cocaine epidemic of the 1980s and 1990s, PhD student Vanessa Curlee has witnessed firsthand the negative effects that substance abuse and mental illness can have on a community. Having personal experiences with individuals that suffer from addiction, she has witnessed how this disorder can destroy families and communities and hopes to find a way to improve the health of vulnerable populations.

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