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MEDx fosters the exchange of ideas and creates research opportunities between physicians, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and innovators at Duke University.

Kaganov Initative

The Kaganov Initiative in Pulmonary Medicine and Engineering aims to improve the diagnosis, treatment and outcomes of pulmonary diseases.

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COVID-19 Engineering Response Team

This team is working on projects to address Duke Health's identified clinical equipment needs.

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CED Innovators Report

The Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) published their latest Innovators Report, the only scorecard for entrepreneurial activity in N.C.

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The Latest

'Covidentify' Adapts to Address a Changing Pandemic

June 15, 2020

Smart watch study, led by Jessilyn Dunn and co-funded by MEDx, expands by providing devices in underserved areas.

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Duke's Labs Are Back in Business, But In A New Way

June 12, 2020

Thousands of lab workers, kept from their benches and equipment for months by the COVID pandemic, are shaking off the cobwebs and getting back to work, including MEDx Investigator Tatiana Segura's labs. But with some significant differences.

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Redesigning Healthcare: A Q&A About Duke Design Health

May 18, 2020

Duke's Design Health program bridges the expertise in disciplines across Duke to create real-world solutions to pressing needs in health care.

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Verifying and Validating the Clinical Usefulness of Wearable Technology

May 15, 2020

A collaborative team of researchers from the Digital Medicine Society (DiMe) and biomedical engineers at Duke University have developed a framework that will help data scientists and other researchers use better digital health tools for clinical purposes.

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Duke MEDx seeks proposals for $50K grants to fund faculty research projects

May 15, 2020

Duke University’s MEDx program is welcoming proposals for its next round of pilot grants, open to human health-centered projects from faculty in the university’s School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering.

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Upcoming Events


Saturday, July 25 to Sunday, July 26

(All day) Virtual conference


COVID+DS: The opportunity for wearables for early COVID detection

Tuesday, August 18

4:00 pm to 5:00 pm Virtual Classroom

Presenter: Jessilyn Dunn

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MEDx Café

Wednesday, August 19

10:30 am to 12:00 pm Virtual

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MEDx Café

Wednesday, September 2

10:30 am to 12:00 pm Virtual

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From Stem Cells to Human Development

Tuesday, September 8 to Friday, September 11

4:00 am to 1:00 pm Online

Virtual Meeting announcement: from Stem Cells to Human Development

Duke MEDx News

The MEDx e-newsletter is sent once per semester and provides a snapshot of our research, programs, people and events.

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