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Inside Duke Medicine - December 2008 (Vol. 17 No. 12)

Inside Duke Medicine - December 2008 (Vol. 17 No. 12)

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The employee newspaper for Duke Medicine, with Inquiry - the Science and Research supplement.
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VOLUME 17 NO. 12
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December 2008
inquiry
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Fd  ha  as fd hdds, da, a a D hspal.Pa 9
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Ma ahd
Dham ral Hspalahs a sas adb f u.S. hspals.Pa 11
By Dke Medicine News andCmmnicatins
In mid-Novembe, Duke Univesity HeathSystem ed a ceticate o need (CON) withthe State o Noth Caoina o constuctiono a oosed 265,000-squae-oot cancecente that woud exand and consoidateDuke’s comehensive outatient cancesevices and eseach aciities.The oject aso cas o enovating 14,400additiona squae eet o the existing MoisCance Cinic in Duham. The equestedexansion and enovation woud cost anestimated $235 miion.The oosed exansion woud aow Duketo gow its teaching, taining and eseachogams in ode to emain cometitive asa nationa educationa and eseach eade.The oject seeks to ceate a comehensiveatient- and amiy-centeed aciity to meetthe ojected statewide demand ooncoogy sevices. The goa is to imoveand steamine access by utting adutcance sevices, cuenty seaated invaious ocations thoughout the medicacente, unde one oo.“This exansion woud aow Duke to keeace with the gowing demand, ocay andstatewide, o the kind o sohisticated,eading-edge cance sevices that we aecommitted to oviding to the eoe oNoth Caoina,” said Victo J. Dzau, M.D.,chanceo o heath aais and CEO o DukeUnivesity Heath System. “We wi continueou anning eated to this oject in hoeso eceiving an aova om the CON
Apprval sght rCancer Center expansin
see CANCER CENTER, p.10
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By Bill Stagg
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astway Elementary is one o Durham’s most chal-lenged public schools. Many o its challenges haveless to do with education than with social and healthissues that cling to poverty’s coattails.But brighter days lie ahead thanks to students romthe Duke University School o Nursing, who are helpingEastway children and amilies cope with an array o complex health education needs.A ew blocks away sits the long-abandoned ormerHolton Middle School, a tattered monument to a neigh-borhood’s decline.With the help o Duke University Health System(DUHS), however, Holton’s days o despair are num-bered. Come August, a renovated Holton is scheduled toreopen as a recreation center/vocational school – with a2,600-square-oot community wellness center staedand run by Duke health care providers.DUHS already has donated $250,000 or design andconstruction-related costs. Services will be provided toDurham patients regardless o their ability to pay.And, thanks to an eort spearheaded by DUHS,Duke and community doctors are donating specialtycare to uninsured people through a new program calledProject Access.That’s not all. From clinics and wellness centers inseveral Durham public schools, to programs or youngmothers who are recovering drug addicts, to workingwith Durham’s burgeoning Latino community on physi-
see CARING, p.2
Caing o
Drham
Innvative prgrams advancemissins, serve neighbrs
 
Inside Dke Medicine
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Vanessa DeJonghCoyight © 2008Duke Univesity Heath SystemInside Duke Medicine, the emoyeenewsae o the Duke Univesity HeathSystem, is ubished monthy by DukeMedicine News & Communications.You comments, stoy ideas and hotocontibutions ae aways wecome andaeciated. Deadine o submissionsis the 15th o each month.
cal and mental health issues – DukeMedicine is not just in the Durhamcommunity, but o the Durhamcommunity.In all, DUHS devotes $8 millionyearly to community outreach anddonations and $42.5 million to charitycare as part o the total o $180.6million it devotes to communitybenets unding.The three eorts above are amongmany that illustrate Duke’s commitmentto the well-being o the communitywhere Duke Medicine’s people workand which many o them call home.
Eastway
The Eastway eort is part o a program called “Raising Health,Raising Hope.”Nursing students work withamilies as part o a Child and FamilySupport Team comprising a socialworker, school nurse, guidancecounselor, principal and assistantprincipal. The team creates individual-ized solutions or each student tosucceed in the classroom.“Raising Health, Raising Hope isan opportunity or the Duke nursingstudents to assist their community inaddressing health education issueswhile learning how to create a supportnetwork or a diverse, underservedpopulation,” said Rosa M. Solorzano,M.D., M.P.H., associate director o Duke School o Nursing’s Global andCommunity Health Initiatives.The nursing students also conductother activities, such as eye screeningsor Eastway children.Focus groups o amilies, whichare largely poor and Arican-Americanor Latino, told the team that hygiene,mental health, violence, attentiondecit/hyperactivity disorder, nutri-tion, oral health, asthma and pubertywere the critical issues or the healtheducation curriculum.
Hltn
The Holton Center renovation ispart o an ongoing eort to revitalizeone o Durham’s most impoverishedareas, Northeast Central Durham.The Holton building is ownedby the Durham Public Schools, but isbeing renovated jointly by the schools,the city, the county and DUHS. Thehealth system will operate the wellnesscenter on the rst foor, in plannedpartnership with Lincoln CommunityHealth Center.The wellness center will operateweekdays manned by Duke medicalproviders and sta. It will oerprimary care services to communitymembers, as well as to vocationalschool students whose parents enrollthem as clinic patients. The center willhave six exam rooms, a nurse’s stationand reception area.“We are proud to be responsive toneeds expressed by the Durham com-munity and honored to provide primaryand preventive medical care to ourpatients and neighbors,” Victor J. Dzau,M.D., chancellor or Health Aairs atDuke University, health system CEO,said in making the donation.
Prject Access
Duke Medicine’s eort toeliminate health care disparitiesworldwide is a challenge, even inDurham – “The City o Medicine.”The number o working adultsin Durham who don’t have healthinsurance has nearly doubled since2004, rom 15 percent to 27 percent.Though they live within a ew mileso one o the world’s leading medicalcenters, they oten have no reliableway to take advantage o DukeMedicine’s excellenthealth services.That’s where ProjectAccess comes in. DukeMedicine, DurhamCounty and communityhealth care proessionals launcheda collaboration last July to improveaccess to specialty care or uninsuredpeople who seek primary care atLincoln Community Health Center.Duke Medicine specialists and thehealth system are donating their time,expertise and resources or 2,000episodes o specialty care, includinginpatient or surgical care, said William J. Fulkerson Jr., M.D., senior vicepresident or clinical aairs.“The intent is to reduce barriersso physicians at Lincoln can reerpatients who are unable to pay tospecialists beore emergencies arise,”Fulkerson said. “Patients need better,easier access to specialty care when aserious need arises, in a way that willlimit the possibility that disease willgo untreated until it reaches a crisislevel and patients seek care by goingto the emergency room.”
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CARES, cnt.
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Senir physician extender Kaitlyn Granda  the Divisin  Cmmnity Health examinesRyal Steele in the Walltwn Neighbrhd Clinic n Brad Street.
pHOTO BIll STAGG
Primary care Wellness Centers in rpblic schls
, seving mosty ow-incomeyoungstes: Watts, Genn and powe eementa-ies, and Southen High. Cinics ovide medicaand menta heath sevices duing the schooyea. Eementay cinics aso ovide biinguamenta heath sevices.
Jst r us/Prmising Practices
, ovidingimay cae, case management, nutitioncounseing and occuationa theay seviceso edey and disabed aduts.
Lyn Park Clinic
, a neighbohood cinicoviding imay cae to ow-incomeDuham atients in a community cente inDuham's West End, in conjunction withlincon Community Heath Cente.
Walltwn Neighbrhd Clinic
, ovidingimay cae to ow-income atients inDuham’s Watown neighbohood, inconjunction with lincon.
Drham Cmmnity Health Netwrk
,in-home chonic-disease management, atientsuot, heath education and atientadvocacy to 19,000 Medicaid atients at eightDuke and community imay cae actices.
Lcal Access t Crdinated Healthcare(LATCH)
, oviding biingua in-home heatheducation on chonic disease, atientsuot, and atient advocacy to 11,500uninsued Duham esidents.
Learning Tgether,
oviding heatheducation in seected ubic schoos,assistance in aying o ubic benets, andsuot to Duke’s atne agencies.
Chrnic Disease Edcatin
, with mateiaseaed o and taught to hysica educationteaches o Duham midde and high schoochiden.
ALMA (Amigas Latinas Mtivand elAlma)
, eseach ogam to tain latinas inmenta heath coing skis and teaching theskis to ees.
BieneSTAR
, a biingua menta heath seviceo latino amiies and chiden enoed in theeementay schoo weness cinics.
Arican American Health ImprvementPartnership
, a community-based eseachogam seving adut atients with diabetesthough chuch-based suot gous,in-home diabetes coaching and education.
AACoRN
, a eseach oject to educeediatic obesity by testing bette ways oimoving ood choices by chiden andaents, in atneshi with the John AveyBoys & Gis Cub.
Dke Medicine in Drham
Duke Medicine devotes $180.6 million tocommunit benets undin ever er.
 
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You inside's guide to what'shaening at Duke Medicine
ean
Dec. 3 4:30-6 p.m.
University Seminar on Global Health Series
TomQuinn, director o Johns Hopkins Center or GlobalHealth, will present the sixth talk in the series, “Inec-tious Diseases: Continuous Threats to Global Health.”The event is ree, but registration is appreciated. JohnHope Franklin Center. Free parking is available in thePickens Lot across the street. Light rereshments will beserved.
Register: http://globalhealth.duke.edu/news-events/calendar
Dec. 8 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Grief and the Holidays
The holidays can be an espe-cially difcult time o the year when you are grieving.This workshop will oer helpul strategies or sel-careand explore the possibility o creating new amily ritualsand traditions. Teer House.
Details and registration:416-3853
Dec. 16 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
New Investigator Training
or those new to researchor new to research at Duke. Erwin Square, 8th FloorTraning Room. Continental breakast will be served.
Register: http://crso.som.duke.edu/modules/crso_resrch/index.php?id=14
Jan. 14 4:30-6 p.m.
University Seminar on Global Health Series
 with Daniel Schmitt, Department o Anthropology andAnatomy at Duke. The event is ree, but registration isappreciated. John Hope Franklin Center. Free parkingis available in the Pickens Lot across the street. Lightrereshments will be served.
Register: http://global-health.duke.edu/news-events/calendar
do
Dec. 1 2-4:30 p.m.
Duke Holiday Receptions 2008
Sta and acultyare cordially invited to join your riends and colleaguesat the Duke Holiday Reception in the Searle CenterLecture Hall.
Details: Staff & Family Programs,684-9040
Dec. 1-2 11 p.m.-12:30 a.m. (Dec. 2)
Duke Holiday Receptions 2008
For Third Shit DukeHoliday Reception at the Duke Hospital-Atrium Caete-ria.
Details: Staff & Family Programs, 684-9040
Dec. 2 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Holiday Arts Sale
sponsored by the Health ArtsNetwork at Duke (HAND). Come shop or gits amonghandcrated items rom local artisans and support thearts in the hospital. Duke South Food Court Corridor
Dec. 2 7-9 p.m.
Duke Chorale Christmas Concert
This holiday tradi-tion begins with seasonal music on the carillon and ororgan. Admission is one non-perishable ood item. DukeChapel.
Details: 660-3333
Dec. 4 2-4 p.m.
Duke Holiday Receptions 2008
In the Bryan CenterVon Canon Room.
Details: Staff & Family Programs,684-9040
Dec. 9 7-8 p.m.
Duke Choral Christmas Concert
All are invited to at-tend this annual Christmas concert—the avorite o many.Admission is one non-perishable ood item or the needy othe Durham community. Duke Chapel.
Details: 681-9488
Dec. 10 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Holiday Arts Sale
sponsored by the Health ArtsNetwork at Duke (HAND). Come shop or gits amonghandcrated items rom local artisans and support thearts in the hospital. Duke South Food Court Corridor
Dec. 12 4-5 p.m.
Sound the Bright Flutes!: Seasonal Music forEarly Woodwinds Trio Rossignol
(Patricia Petersen,Karen Cook and Douglas Young) will discuss the record-er rom its inception through the contemporary period.Come hear a bit about the instrument’s history andrepertory, and listen to some delightul seasonal musicor the recorder! Pieces or other early winds, such ascornetto, shawm and curtal will also be included. Musicwill include medieval English carols, French Noels, set-tings by Praetorius o amiliar German Christmas hymnsand more. Perkins Library Rare Book Room. Admission isree.
Details: 660-3333
Dec. 18 12-2 p.m.
Duke Chapel by Candlelight Annual Open House
 The public is invited to enjoy the beauty o the Chapelby candlelight, eaturing seasonal organ music andChristmas decorations. Visitors are invited to come orany portion o the open house.
Details: 681-9488
Dec. 19 12-1 p.m.
Osler Literary Roundtable Annual Holiday Read-ing Share
something you have written or someone elsehas written about the holidays or the winter season. Or just come listen to others share. Rereshments will beserved. South Clinic Room 1993
give
Dec. 4 5:30 p.m.
Tree of Hope Lighting Ceremony for the DukeCancer Patient Support Program
(DCPSP). The Treeo Hope honors those individuals acing cancer, thosewho have aced cancer and those who have made adierence in their lives. You can honor or remembera loved one with a light on the tree and their namedwill also be written in the Book o Honor in the DCPSPlobby. The ceremony begins in the DCPSP’s lobby with aspecial recognition or this year’s Light o Hope, MariePalmer, a now retired, 10-year DCPSP sta member.Then the group will move to the Seese-Thornton Gardeno Tranquility or the tree lighting. For inormationabout honoring someone with a light on the tree,contact the DCPSP at
684-4497
.
Dec. 5 6 p.m.
19th annual Duke Children’s Teddy Bear Ball
tobeneft the Duke Children’s Hospital & Health CenterThis premier black-tie gala marks an evening ull o theessence o the holidays. It begins with cocktails and asilent auction. Guests browse more than 300 silent auc-tion items, each paired with a loveable teddy bear. As inprevious years, guests will be invited to partake in a winetasting being sponsored by Nomacorc. The highlight othe evening is the live auction, eaturing exclusive trips,spirit events and this year’s avorite Duke Children’s Quilt,“Flights o Fancy.” The quilt presentation will be ollowedby dessert and dancing to the music o The CasablancaOrchestra. The best part…it’s all or the children!
De-tails: http://www.dukechildrens.org/
Dec. 6 10:30 a.m.
Jingle Bell Run
A un walk/run to support the ArthritisFoundation. The run will take place at St. Mary’s Schoolin Raleigh. I you are interested in joining the DukeTeam, contact Stacy Ardoin at
stacy.ardoin@duke.edu
. For more inormation about the race, contact JeanneBennett at
 jeanne@capdev.com
or
971-5394
.
How to submit:
Send calendar listings to
editorinside@mc.duke.edu
Wnt more ino?
Duke Health events:
http://www.dukehealth.org
 Duke University events:
http://calendar.duke.edu
Sunctchers re iven to ll Duke emloees ever er durin the holids. This er’sdesin is ictured bove. See below or detils on the Duke Holid Recetion or stnd cult.
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