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Remembering Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney
Posted On: Wednesday, May 27, 2020 - 23:46 by Rebecca Williams

We were saddened to learn of the passing of Dr. Thomas Roberts Kinney earlier this week. Dr. Kinney was the Wilburt C. Davison Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Chair Emeritus in the Department of Pediatrics. Dr. Kinney had a long career here at Duke.

Dr. Kinney is widely known for his work as both a clinical researcher and advocate in the field of pediatric hematology. He led an NIH-funded 20 year cooperative study that defined the natural history of the sickle cell disease. He was also a champion of sickle cell screening in infants and successfully coordinated in the implementation of newborn screening for the disease in North Carolina. He then went on to help establish...

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New AAP Guidelines for Depression in Teens
Posted On: Monday, March 12, 2018 - 13:17 by Jesse Akman

The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) recently released new guidelines recommending yearly screenings for depression in teenagers. These guidelines come after studies indicated that approximately 50 percent of adolescents with depression are diagnosed before reaching adulthood, and as much as 66 percent of depressed teenagers don’t get any help or care.

You can read the new guidelines here. To learn more about the decision to issue these guidelines, check out the blogpost from the AAP.

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