In Brief: January-February 2007

January 31, 2007
  • Katharine T. Bartlett, dean of Duke Law School, received Equal Justice Works' Dean John R. Kramer Award for 2006. The award honors Bartlett's dedication to nurturing an outstanding spirit of public service at the school.
  • Curtis Bradley, Richard and Marcy Horvitz Professor of law, and Madeline Morris, professor of law, have been appointed to the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on International Law. Donald Horowitz, James B. Duke Professor of law and political science, has been appointed to the Secretary of State's Advisory Committee on Democracy Promotion. 
  • Sheila Broderick, a licensed clinical social worker with eighteen years of experience, has been named coordinator of Sexual Assault Support Services in the Women's Center. She most recently served as clinical services director for the Durham Crisis Response Center.
  • Tony Brown, professor of the practice of public-policy studies and sociology whose leadership courses have inspired scores of Duke undergraduates to launch community-service projects in Durham and elsewhere, will be president of the Robertson Scholars Program, effective July 1. He succeeds Eric Mlyn, who has directed the program since its inception in 2000.
  • Robert Harrington, a cardiologist at Duke Medical Center, has been named the new director of the Duke Clinical Research Institute. The institute, established in 1969, organizes and manages large-scale international clinical trials, disease registries, and health-outcome studies. It is the world's largest academic clinical-research organization.
  • Tavey McDaniel has been named Duke's new environmental sustainability coordinator. She had served as outreach and communication coordinator for sustainability since March 2006.
  • Jane S. Richardson, James B. Duke Professor of biochemistry at Duke Medical Center, has been elected to the Institute of Medicine. Richardson's research focuses on the three-dimensional structures of proteins and RNA. The Institute of Medicine, established in 1970 by the National Academy of Sciences, is a forum for the independent analysis of issues related to human health.
  • Duke's Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health has received a $5 million gift from the Hubert Family Trust of Atlanta. The gift is the second from the Hubert Family Trust to the center, which collaborates with clinical and research groups in developing countries to improve health by teaching students and health-care professionals and by supporting research intended to reduce the burden of disease. The center was established in 2004 with a $2 million gift from the Hubert Family Trust and a $4 million gift from the Yeargan Charitable Foundation Trust of Garner, North Carolina.