In 1951 the Piedmont Orthopedic Society was formally established with the major goals to maintain a cohesive group of alumni who communicate at regular intervals and to have an annual scientific meeting. The Society currently consists of over 750 members from the United States and around the world.
Named in honor of longtime Duke Athletics physician Dr. Frank Bassett, the Bassett Society was established in 1985 to aid Duke student-athletes in their pursuit of careers in medicine and dentistry. The group provides education in the medical and dental fields while encouraging scientific research primarily related to the treatment of injuries associated with competitive sports.
Duke Cancer Institute
The Duke Cancer Institute is a collaborative powerhouse—audacious, evolving, unconventional—at the center of a world-renowned university and medical center.
The research focus of the Michael W. Krzyzewski Human Performance Lab (K-Lab) is the preservation of long-term joint health through injury prevention and rehabilitation following injury. In order to accomplish these goals, the K-Lab brings together a multidisciplinary team of orthopaedic surgeons, biomedical engineers, kinesiologists, physical therapists, and athletic trainers.
Sports Medicine Concussion Clinic
Seeking prompt care for a concussion is crucial to starting the recovery process, as a concussion can affect the ability to attend school or work and keep someone off the playing field. At the Duke Sports Concussion Clinic, the team will perform a thorough screening and evaluation to assess a concussion injury.
Duke Clinical Research Institute
The Duke Clinical Research Institute, part of the Duke University School of Medicine, is the world’s largest academic clinical research organization. We conduct innovative research to deliver on our mission to share the knowledge that improves the care of patients around the world. DCRI projects are led by physician-scientists whose grounding inpatient care helps to inform their research, and supported by staff who have deep expertise in operationalizing global studies.
Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI)
Led by Janet Prvu Bettger, ScD, FAHA; Catherine Staton, MD, MS; and Emily Smith, Ph.D.; the vision with this Bass Connections project is to establish a Global Alliance on Disability and Health Innovation (GANDHI) to examine disability from multiple perspectives and cultures. This Alliance leverages faculty across Duke University’s campus, along with their international collaborations, to involve students at different levels to conduct a comparative assessment of experiences and needs of those with disabilities. This Alliance and foundation of knowledge will support the development of innovative interdisciplinary approaches to promote functional independence, community re-integration, and improved quality of life after an acute injury or illness.