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CTSI Special Populations: Current Events

Broadening Our Reach: Expanding Our Community of Practice

Broadening Our Reach: Expanding Our Community of Practice




  • Explore the impacts of public health policy and interventions on Black maternal and infant health in North Carolina.
  • Engage with colleagues to identify and define key components of successful and effective collaborative endeavors aimed at promoting the safety and autonomy of Black birthing persons within the Reproductive Justice movement.
  • Identity and network with community organizations working in the maternal health space in North Carolina, highlighting the importance of cross-jurisdictional and multidisciplinary approaches to addressing public health issues.
  • Develop concrete next steps for generating synergy, with equitable decision-making and sharing of power, across disciplines, organizations, and communities with the purpose of collaboration towards improving overall health outcomes and decreasing pregnancy complications for all birthing people.

Registration: 8:30 am
Program: 9:00 am – 3:15 pm

Durham Convention Center
301 W. Morgan Street
Durham, NC 27701

Audience: Researchers, Health and Medical Students, Midwives, Doulas, Doctors, Nurses, Social Workers, Non-profits, Parents and Families, Community Members at Large, Policy-facing: Legislators, Representatives

Contact Person: Kimberly Spencer (

Dr. C. Barrett Bowling Honored with 2024 Yoshikawa Award for Advancing Geriatric Research

Dr. C. Barrett Bowling Honored with 2024 Yoshikawa Award for Advancing Geriatric Research

Barrett Bowling

Barret Bowling

Dr. C. Barrett Bowling, MD, MSPH, associate professor in the Division of Geriatrics, will receive the prestigious 2024 Thomas and Catherine Yoshikawa Award for Outstanding Scientific Achievement in Clinical Investigation. This esteemed accolade, bestowed by the American Geriatrics Society (AGS) and the AGS Health in Aging Foundation, recognizes Dr. Bowling's remarkable contributions to geriatric research and clinical practice. The award presentation will take place at the AGS 2024 Virtual Annual Scientific Meeting in May.

Special Populations and COVID-19


Translational Science Case Study: Determinants of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease


Ten Redefined by Hertz Nazaire - sickle cell disease art

Duke CTSI announces the publication of a new case study, "Biopsychosocial Determinants of Pain in Sickle Cell Disease," a research study led by Dr. Mitchell Knisely of the Duke University School of Nursing. 

This case study discusses not only the methods and results of the research, but explores the challenges the researchers faced and the strategies they employed to overcome those challenges. It also clearly demonstrates the benefits to patients and society of this translational science project. 

Here is the Knisely Case Study using the Translational Science Benefits Model. 

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