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Blake Boggess Named President of AOASM

Dr. Blake Boggess, DO, FAOASM, FAMSSM, FAAFP recently became the President of American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (AOASM). Over his two decades of membership in the academy, Dr. Boggess has been the Conference Chair, Lecturer, Moderator, Mentor, Program Chair, and Webinar Director and has directed ultrasound cadaver courses in many conference centers for the annual AOASM conference in various cities around the United States. He follows in the footsteps of Duke Head Medical Team Physician, Dr. Jeffrey Bytomski, DO, FAOASM, FAMSSM who was the AOASM President in 2017.​

The 300 Club

True baseball fans can't help but see comparisons of hallowed baseball metrics to standards in their own work environments. For a baseball fan who is a physical therapist, even something as seemingly dissimilar as research has selected accomplishments that mirror those of baseball statistics.

Holly Springs Salamanders Support Sarcoma Research

The Holly Springs Salamanders hosted an event to raise money to Strike Out Sarcoma on Friday, July 22 and to raise awareness about the 14th Annual Strikeout for Sarcoma 5k Run/Walk is Sunday, October 23rd, 2022! ​It was a great event!​

 

Congratulations, Chiefs!

The Department of Orthopaedic Surgery hosted the 2022 Chief Residents' Dinner and Graduation Ceremony on Saturday, June 25, 2021, at the Angus Barn Pavilion.

DPT Class of 2023 White Coat Ceremony

91 students made the transition from the classroom to their clinical experiences on Thursday, June 9, 2022, as members of the Duke Doctor of Physical Therapy Class of 2023 donned their white coats at the DPT White Coat ceremony.

The Perry Initiative: A Game Changer

There are more than 20,000 practicing orthopedic surgeons in the United States. Orthopaedic surgery has been cited as being one of the least diverse specialties. Despite over 50% of medical students being female, only 15% of orthopaedic surgery residents are female, and less than 6% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons are female. Discussions and actions needed to address this issue can be challenging. Duke Orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Melissa Erickson is doing her part to help.

The Perry Initiative: A Game Changer

There are more than 20,000 practicing orthopedic surgeons in the United States. Orthopaedic surgery has been cited as being one of the least diverse specialties. Despite over 50% of medical students being female, only 15% of orthopaedic surgery residents are female, and less than 6% of practicing orthopaedic surgeons are female. Discussions and actions needed to address this issue can be challenging. Duke Orthopaedic spine surgeon Dr. Melissa Erickson is doing her part to help.