June 8, 2012
Just prior to the final school bell of this year a generous donation given to the West Davidson Food Pantry and Clothes Closet will allow the backpack school-feeding program to continue through the summer. The backpack school-feeding program started as a weekend project to help students at one local elementary school, and now serves some 50 students at three elementary schools. In addition to the backpack program, the mission is meeting additional various needs of 120 families within the community. Read the full article.
June 7, 2012
Bill Barnet, Duke Endowment Trustee, discusses different studies on early childhood brain development and the importance of fostering the health, well-being and education of young children. Read the full article.
May 26, 2012
New York Times
Nearly 40 years after Dr. David Olds founded Nurse Family Partnership, it continues to show “sizable and sustained effects on important life outcomes… across different populations.” The Duke Endowment has been funding this evidence-based program in North Carolina and South Carolina and has seen many positive outcomes. Read the full article.
May 25, 2012
Have you ever heard of Family Finders? You might assume it’s an organization that finds families interested in adopting kids.That’s partially correct, but another objective of the program is to reunite foster kids with their own families. Read the full article.
May 24, 2012
Mary Semans was an unwavering advocate of the school’s missions of research, education and patient care and the honor befits her legacy. Initially funded with $35 million from The Duke Endowment, the five-story, limestone and glass facility will be centered at the heart of the medical campus. It will feature high-tech teaching and learning opportunities, including an entire floor of simulation laboratories, flexible classroom space, teaching labs, and event space. Read the full article.
May 10, 2012
Established in 1991 and headquartered in Greenville, SC, Generations is a residential facility created to serve at-risk boys from across South Carolina and end the destructive cycle of abuse. The program provides on-site classes facilitated by the public school system, promotes responsibile citizenship through a Boy Scout troop and with several supportive churches nearby, encourages participants to get involved in religious activities, too.
Generations and some other facilities joined Cornell University, the Duke Endowment and the S.C. Department of Social Services to create CARE, Children And Residential Experiences, a model that has been adopted in other states. Read the full article.
May 9, 2012
Duke Endowment President Gene Cochrane is among the newest leaders in philanthropy to join the board of Council on Foundations, a national nonprofit association of grantmakers. Read the full press release.
North Carolina Medical Journal
In North Carolina, telepsychiatry, which uses 2-way, real-time, interactive audio/video, is improving the quality and speed of psychiatric assessments—allowing them to be readily available for all patients presenting to the emergency department with behavioral health related issues. Through The Duke Endowment and Albermarle Hospital Foundation, 7 Vidant Health Hospitals are implementing the program, with early outcomes looking very promising . Read the full article (page 228).
May 6, 2012
The Post and Courier
In an effort to improve patient care, the Carolina eHealth Alliance (CeHA) has connected the 11 emergency departments of all Charleston-area civilian hospitals through a health information exchange that links electronic medical records. Read the full story.
May 3, 2012
This week Duke University announced this years 14 recipients of the Benjamin N. Duke Memorial Scholarship. See Full Listing.