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A presentation created by Apollo Ideas for the annual Teddy Bear Ball for Duke Children's Hospital. An animated video version can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTlvP2JTQkI

A presentation created by Apollo Ideas for the annual Teddy Bear Ball for Duke Children's Hospital. An animated video version can be seen here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTlvP2JTQkI

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    • Let us take you back 80 years.
    • The year was 1926. Dr. Wilburt C. Davison was the inaugural dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.
    • Davison’s unique approach to medicine de ed the traditions of the time.
    • In 1930, he laid the foundation for Duke Children’s Hospital.
    • Within ve years, Duke was ranked in the top 10% of academic medical centers in America.
    • Today Duke is considered one of the top academic health centers in the world.
    • You could say it all started in the 1940’s with a special piece of plastic.
    • Dr. Jay Arena, a pediatrician at Duke, noticed a sudden increase in children getting sick or dying from aspirin overdose.
    • Manufacturers had just begun adding avoring to their medicine, making it taste like candy.
    • Dr. Arena persuaded St. Joseph’s Aspirin to do something about the problem.
    • Together, they invented a device that changed the world forever.
    • The childproof safety cap.
    • An invention that has saved countless lives.
    • It was the rst major milestone for Duke Children’s Hospital, but only the beginning of our in uential story.
    • In the 1960s, Dr. Madison Spach performed one of the rst pediatric cardiac catheterizations.
    • In the 1970’s Dr. Thomas Kinney initiated a program to screen babies for sickle cell anemia. The program has since been implemented across the United States.
    • By the 1980s and 1990s, Duke Children’s was making a di erence around the world.
    • Dr. Robert DeLong designed a clever way to add iodine to irrigation water in rural China.
    • His work has spared thousands of children from the dangers of iodine de ciency.
    • Dr. Rebecca Buckley pioneered the use of marrow transplants to give SCIDS patients a healthy, functioning immune system.
    • Researchers at Duke have developed new methods to protect the brain, heart and lungs of infants undergoing heart surgery.
    • These are now standard procedures at most pediatric heart surgery centers.
    • Dr. Catherine Wilfert led the trial that demonstrated AZT prevents HIV transmission from mothers to babies.
    • Thanks to her work, HIV transmission from mother to child has plummeted worldwide.
    • Without our story the world would be a very di erent place.
    • Our story of innovation continues today.
    • We continue to invest in leading research programs focused on: Infectious Diseases Childhood Cancers Birth Defects Brain Tumors Childhood Obesity Food Allergies Childhood Diabetes
    • Thanks to a procedure developed by Dr. Louise Markert the diagnosis of DiGeorge Syndrome is no longer a death sentence.
    • Duke Children’s Hospital is the only place in the world to o er this procedure.
    • Duke Children’s has the largest pediatric bone marrow transplant center in America.
    • Our neonatology division has pioneered methods to improve outcomes for premature babies.
    • Dr. Y.T. Chen and Dr. Priya Kishnani have developed an enzyme therapy treatment for Pompe disease. Before treatment existed, these babies didn’t live to see their rst birthday.
    • In 2003 Duke Children’s established the Duke Food Allergy Initiative (DFAI)
    • Dr. Wesley Burks and his team have made strides toward developing a peanut allergy vaccine.
    • They’ve unlocked immeasurable hope for families facing dangerous food allergies as part of their daily lives.
    • We’re proud of our milestones, but our story is about so much more.
    • Like the children we care for, Duke Children’s Hospital is always growing.
    • 40 years ago… there were 13 faculty members dedicated to children.
    • Today there are more than 200.
    • 30 years ago… Critical Care was a single room.
    • Today it’s a 20-bed unit with an additional 13 beds dedicated to cardiology critical care.
    • 20 years ago… fewer than 50% of children survived their childhood cancer.
    • Today most children have a survival rate greater than 75%.
    • Demand for our services is increasing. Each day is a balancing act to accommodate as many families as we can.
    • Duke Children’s needs to grow in order to advance research on children’s health and provide hope to children in our community and around the world.
    • While this is our story, it’s far from the whole story.
    • Our story is just one part of millions of much bigger stories.
    • The stories of brave children and families whose lives we touch.
    • Children and families in need of hope and answers.
    • Your generosity helps us continue our story.
    • Because nothing matters more.
    • Here’s to the next chapter.
    • Presentation design by Apollo Ideas
    • Presentation design by: www.apolloideas.com