May 15: CBS 60 Minutes: Breakthrough Status
May 12: CBS Evening News with Scott Pelley reports: Promising brain cancer trial given breakthrough status by FDA
February 11: Biden tours Duke lab, promotes cancer advances, Raleigh News & Observer; ‘CANCER MOONSHOT’: Biden touts Triangle’s leadership in ongoing battle, Durham Herald-Sun.
February 10: Two Duke Neurosurgery researchers will be recognized at the 84th Annual AANS Scientific Meeting (April 30-May 4, 2016) for their winning abstracts. Kristen Batich will receive the Stryker Neuro-Oncology Award and John H. Sampson, MD, PhD, FAANS, will receive the National Brain Tumor Society Mahaley Award.
February 10: Vice President Biden visits Duke Health for a roundtable discussion on the future of cancer research and treatment. Dr. John Sampson, Chair of the Department of Neurosurgery, serves as facilitator. Coverage on WRAL, WNCN, WTVD.
February 1: In a new O, The Oprah Magazine series, Theresa Williamson, MD, a resident physician in the department of neurosurgery at Duke University School of Medicine, shares her advice from the front lines. Do This to Get Better Care From Your Doctor.
January 12: Duke became the first hospital in NC to offer Parkinson's patients deep brain stimulation while asleep, thanks to new technology. WTVD, the local ABC affiliate in Durham, NC, covered the story with Dr. Nandan Lad and his team: Duke uses new technology to make brain surgery easier for patients.
December 15: Duke magazine features Duke neurosurgeon and alum, Dr. John Sampson, in A Brain for Business: MBA training helped Duke neurosurgeon John Sampson build a premier department
December 15: In this NBC Nightly News story, Dr. John Sampson offers comment about a study showing a device being tested in glioblastoma patients that can add months to their life: Experimental Headgear Extends Lives of Patients with Brain Cancer
December 4: WRAL, the local CBS affiliate in Raleigh, NC, ran the following story about Dr. Isaac Karikari's work with scoliosis patients: New surgical approach available for scoliosis patients. Karikari uses a combination of imaging and Integrated Global Alignment (IGA) software in his surgeries for complex scoliosis patients. (A similar story ran on WTVD).
December 4: NPR interviewed Dr. Michael Haglund for their story, The World Is A Safer Place-Except Where It's Not, about the falling rates of deadly/debilitating personal injuries world-wide.
November 26: WTVD, the local ABC affiliate in Durham, NC, ran the following story about Dr. Isaac Karikari's work with scoliosis patients: Duke surgeon brings scoliosis relief. Karikari uses both intra-operative CAT scans and Integrated Global Alignment (IGA) software in his surgeries for complex scoliosis patients.
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