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Duke University School of Medicine

Top Medical School, Duke University

Established in 1930, Duke University School of Medicine is the youngest of the nation’s top medical schools. Ranked among the best in the nation, the School takes pride in being an inclusive community of outstanding learners, investigators, clinicians, and staff where traditional barriers are low, interdisciplinary collaboration is embraced, and great ideas accelerate translation of fundamental scientific discoveries to improve human health locally and around the globe. 

Composed of more than 2,500 faculty physicians and researchers, the Duke University School of Medicine along with the Duke University School of Nursing and Duke University Health System create Duke Health. Duke Health is a world-class health care network. Founded in 1998 to provide efficient, responsive care, the health system offers a full network of health services and encompasses Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, Duke Raleigh Hospital, Duke Primary Care, Private Diagnostic Clinic, Duke Home and Hospice, Duke Health and Wellness, and multiple affiliations. 

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See also: Academia Duke University - Private research university in Durham, North Carolina

Details last updated 28-Feb-2020

People at Duke University School of Medicine

Laurie Sanders

Assistant professor in the Departments of Neurology and Pathology at Duke University Medical Center

James White

Assistant Professor at Duke University School of Medicine

Matthew Hirschey

Associate Professor in the Departments of Medicine and Pharmacology & Cancer Biology at Duke University

Victor J. Dzau

Chinese-American doctor and academic and President of the National Academy of Medicine

Scott Cousins

Professor and Director of the Duke Center for Macular Diseases at Duke University

Ephraim Tsalik

Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology at Duke University School of Medicine.

David Casarett

Professor of Medicine and Section Chief of Palliative Care at Duke University School of Medicine

Duke University School of Medicine News

New blood test may help in early detection of Parkinson’s disease

Independent - 30-Aug-2023

The test could identify drugs that reverse or slow down DNA damage and disease


Calorie restriction and its effect on DNA methylation

Live Forever Club - 03-Mar-2023

Analysis of CALERIE trial shows a slowing down in the pace of ageing, but no immediate reduction in biological age


What does is mean to 'die of old age'?

Gizmodo - 03-Aug-2020

Experts raise some interesting end-of-life questions - ones which will soon, hopefully, be obsolete


Good cholesterol level drops, triglycerides rise with sugary drink consumption

NHS - 27-Feb-2020

Sugary drinks generally bad for health, water still the best drink