Duke Children's Hospital - Our Story


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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

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Duke Children's Hospital - Our Story

  1. 1. Let us take you back 80 years.
  2. 2. The year was 1926. Dr. Wilburt C. Davison was the inaugural dean of the Duke University School of Medicine.
  3. 3. Davison’s unique approach to medicine de ed the traditions of the time.
  4. 4. In 1930, he laid the foundation for Duke Children’s Hospital.
  5. 5. Within ve years, Duke was ranked in the top 10% of academic medical centers in America.
  6. 6. Today Duke is considered one of the top academic health centers in the world.
  7. 7. You could say it all started in the 1940’s with a special piece of plastic.
  8. 8. Dr. Jay Arena, a pediatrician at Duke, noticed a sudden increase in children getting sick or dying from aspirin overdose.
  9. 9. Manufacturers had just begun adding avoring to their medicine, making it taste like candy.
  10. 10. Dr. Arena persuaded St. Joseph’s Aspirin to do something about the problem.
  11. 11. Together, they invented a device that changed the world forever.
  12. 12. The childproof safety cap.
  13. 13. An invention that has saved countless lives.
  14. 14. It was the rst major milestone for Duke Children’s Hospital, but only the beginning of our in uential story.
  15. 15. In the 1960s, Dr. Madison Spach performed one of the rst pediatric cardiac catheterizations.
  16. 16. 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.
  17. 17. By the 1980s and 1990s, Duke Children’s was making a di erence around the world.
  18. 18. Dr. Robert DeLong designed a clever way to add iodine to irrigation water in rural China.
  19. 19. His work has spared thousands of children from the dangers of iodine de ciency.
  20. 20. Dr. Rebecca Buckley pioneered the use of marrow transplants to give SCIDS patients a healthy, functioning immune system.
  21. 21. Researchers at Duke have developed new methods to protect the brain, heart and lungs of infants undergoing heart surgery.
  22. 22. These are now standard procedures at most pediatric heart surgery centers.
  23. 23. Dr. Catherine Wilfert led the trial that demonstrated AZT prevents HIV transmission from mothers to babies.
  24. 24. Thanks to her work, HIV transmission from mother to child has plummeted worldwide.
  25. 25. Without our story the world would be a very di erent place.
  26. 26. Our story of innovation continues today.
  27. 27. We continue to invest in leading research programs focused on: Infectious Diseases Childhood Cancers Birth Defects Brain Tumors Childhood Obesity Food Allergies Childhood Diabetes
  28. 28. Thanks to a procedure developed by Dr. Louise Markert the diagnosis of DiGeorge Syndrome is no longer a death sentence.
  29. 29. Duke Children’s Hospital is the only place in the world to o er this procedure.
  30. 30. Duke Children’s has the largest pediatric bone marrow transplant center in America.
  31. 31. Our neonatology division has pioneered methods to improve outcomes for premature babies.
  32. 32. 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.
  33. 33. In 2003 Duke Children’s established the Duke Food Allergy Initiative (DFAI)
  34. 34. Dr. Wesley Burks and his team have made strides toward developing a peanut allergy vaccine.
  35. 35. They’ve unlocked immeasurable hope for families facing dangerous food allergies as part of their daily lives.
  36. 36. We’re proud of our milestones, but our story is about so much more.
  37. 37. Like the children we care for, Duke Children’s Hospital is always growing.
  38. 38. 40 years ago… there were 13 faculty members dedicated to children.
  39. 39. Today there are more than 200.
  40. 40. 30 years ago… Critical Care was a single room.
  41. 41. Today it’s a 20-bed unit with an additional 13 beds dedicated to cardiology critical care.
  42. 42. 20 years ago… fewer than 50% of children survived their childhood cancer.
  43. 43. Today most children have a survival rate greater than 75%.
  44. 44. Demand for our services is increasing. Each day is a balancing act to accommodate as many families as we can.
  45. 45. 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.
  46. 46. While this is our story, it’s far from the whole story.
  47. 47. Our story is just one part of millions of much bigger stories.
  48. 48. The stories of brave children and families whose lives we touch.
  49. 49. Children and families in need of hope and answers.
  50. 50. Your generosity helps us continue our story.
  51. 51. Because nothing matters more.
  52. 52. Here’s to the next chapter.
  53. 53. Presentation design by Apollo Ideas
  54. 54. Presentation design by: www.apolloideas.com