Nandini Kumar, M.D. Nandini Kumar, M.D.

Early into my intern year, I conducted a home visit for one of my favorite patients with heart failure. Despite his numerous medical problems and difficult life circumstances, this patient was always exceedingly respectful, polite and grateful for the care I provided.

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Teah Bayless, DO Teah Bayless, DO

This past January, my sister and I found ourselves in a temporary new role: caregiver for an aging parent. It’s a role I am sure many find themselves in at some point, whether by choice or by necessity.

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Donna Tuccero, M.D. Donna Tuccero, M.D.

Prior to starting medical school, I was in basic science research. My area was in fetal lung development, so it was no surprise that when I matriculated into medical school it was with an inner conviction that I would take my research base and expand it clinically by joining the ranks of a relatively new subspecialty: neonatology. Imagine my surprise when I reached my clinical years and discovered that I enjoyed each and every one of my rotations — except in the Neonatal ICU!

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Jarod Green, PA-S

White coat? Check.

Stethoscope? Check.

Camera? Check.

My camera has been almost as essential to me this past year-and-a-half as my medical equipment. As historian of the Class of 2018, it has been my responsibility to chronicle our journey through PA school at Duke. Through my camera lens, I have seen the joys, struggles and triumphs that the 89 of us have experienced. I have seen my amazing classmates learn medicine, practice clinical skills, debate important issues, participate in community service, and study, study, study. Almost as importantly, I have seen us interact with one another — teaching, learning, supporting, laughing, crying — as we have developed friendships that will last far beyond our two years of school. Being historian has been one of the highlights of my Duke PA experience.

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Nichole Capitanio Nichole Capitanio

Name: Nichole Capitanio

Position: Director, Personal Assistance Service

Division/Program in department: Personal Assistance Service, Division of Occupational & Environmental Medicine

Start date: April 16, 2018

Where I worked prior to accepting this role: Cleveland Clinic

What I will be doing in this role: Working with a team of professionals to support Duke employees.

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