Announcements

DHVI Faculty Appointments

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) is pleased to announce that Cameron Wolfe, MBBS, has joined the DHVI as an affiliate faculty member, effective July 1, 2022. Dr. Wolfe is an associate professor of medicine and serves as the director of Biological and Emergency Preparedness for the Duke University Hospital System with a specific focus on influenza, SARS-CoV-2 and other respiratory viral pathogens. He has worked closely with the DHVI’s chief medical officer, Dr.

DHVI Faculty Appointments, Promotion, and Tenure - Dr. Robert J. Edwards

The DHVI is pleased to announce that Dr. Robert J. Edwards has been promoted to the faculty position of Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine effective November 1, 2021.

RJ Edwards, PhD was recently promoted to Associate Professor. Dr. Edwards graduated from Rice University and obtained his PhD in Cell Biology from Duke University in 1998. He studied state dependent structural transitions in the Z-band of rabbit psoas muscle in Dr. Michael Reedy’s laboratory.  

A message celebrating Pride Month (2021)

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute fosters a culture of inclusion of individuals from diverse backgrounds. In particular, June is a time to specifically uplift our LGBTQ+ colleagues. While June is indeed Pride Month, our goal is to value, appreciate, and support our LGBTQ+ colleagues throughout the year. Below we have listed three events related to Duke and DHVI where you can show your support for the LGBTQ+ community, learn about the experiences of your LGBTQ+ colleagues at Duke, and find out how to be an ally.

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance is observed annually on November 20th to memorialize those murdered as a result of transphobia worldwide. Find more information and statistics on the Transgender Day of Remembrance.

A message about the Chauvin trial verdict from DHVI Leadership

It is incumbent upon us as Americans to recognize the significance of the verdict in the Chauvin trial. It is undoubtedly a landmark in our country’s journey to become a more just version of itself. It is a signal to our country that we should respect each other as people first beyond our race, economic status, orientation, political ideology, religion, gender, or ethnicity. However, let us not be mistaken in thinking this verdict means change. Change will not come from any single verdict, but instead comes from each of us deciding to value one another.