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Tiffany Anderson and Jessica Braddock Receive Streicher Award


Tiffany Anderson and Jessica Braddock are the December 2021 recipients of the Streicher Service Award. The award is given to members of the staff that demonstrate their commitment to providing exceptional service to Duke Dermatology Patients, Providers, and Support Team.

Tiffany is a Medical Assistant Certified II at Duke Patterson Place Peds. She has been with Duke Dermatology for eight years. Jessica is the Resident Education Program Coordinator. She has been with Duke Dermatology for four years. Click on their names to watch the video made during the award presentation and learn a little bit more about them. 

Award recipients are selected twice a year. The award will be presented again in July 2022.



New Fellowship Opportunity Available


We are happy to announce that the application period for the Duke Skin of Color Fellowship 2022 cycle is now open.  The application deadline is February 13th, 2022.   


Toy Drive 2021


Duke Dermatology came together to collect toys for the Durham Rescue Mission and support the mission to make the holidays brighter for children in need.  Thanks to all our clinics and staff that contributed to this effort.


New Dermatology Clinic Opens in South Durham


Congratulations to DSD on the opening of their new clinic! The new clinic, DSD2, started welcoming patients on November 15.  A big THANK YOU to all for their hard work and enthusiasm.



Dr. Sravya Bhatia and Dr. Elaine Otchere Volunteer at Duke-Durham School Days


Dr. Sravya Bhatia and Dr. Elaine Otchere, both Second Year Residents, volunteered at the Duke-Durham School Days on November 5.  The virtual event welcomed middle schoolers from Durham Public Schools for a half day of presentations and tours. The program, now in its 21st year, targets students who come from families with no prior college experience,


Dr. Elise Olsen and Dr. Lauren Floyd Get Published


Congratulations to Dr. Elise Olsen and Dr. Lauren Floyd.  They both wrote chapters in the recently published book Common Issues in Breast Cancer Survivors.



Dr. Sravya Bhatia to Participate in the Feagin Leadership Program


Dr. Sravya Bhatia, second year resident, has been selected to participate in the Feagin Leadership Program during the 2021-2022 academic year. As a Feagin scholar, Dr. Bhatia will attend leadership sessions and work with other scholars on a project focused on leadership development in medicine.  The program also offers participants individual coaching, monthly team meetings, and attendance to the Feagin Forum.  Created in 2008 the Feagin Leadership Program benefits leadership education within the Duke medical community.



Dr. Drew Emge to Participate in the Duke Medical Education Leadership Track


Dr. Drew Emge, second year resident, has been selected to participate in the Duke Medical Education Leadership Track (MELT) during the 2021-2022 academic year. The MELT curriculum consists of monthly, interactive workshops on topics such as adult learning theory, giving and receiving feedback, and bedside and clinical teaching. The course culminates with a capstone project that demonstrates what the trainee would like to implement in their departments/divisions. Sponsored by Duke Graduate Medical Education, the MELT program is designed to help train new leaders in Medical Education.



New TeleDermatology Service


A new TeleDermatology service is now available for patients, starting in September. The service incorporates still images with video visits and a virtual clinic complete with nursing and admin staff. We hope to grow the service to improve access to patients who need dermatology across our network.


Dr. Meenal Kheterpal to Lead New Clinic at Duke Cancer Center


Dr. Meenal Kheterpal Starting September 1, Dr. Kheterpal will lead expanded dermatological cancer care for patients that require multidisciplinary care. Learn more about the clinic and Dr. Kheterpal's role.





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