In Brief

  • Randall Kramer, professor of environmental economics and global health, has been appointed deputy director of the Duke Global Health Institute.
  • Richard G. Newell, Gendell Associate Professor of energy and environmental economics, is returning to Duke after taking a two-year leave to serve as administrator of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, where he was assigned to gather impartial data on the energy sector.
  • Congressman David Price (D-N.C.), former professor of public policy and political science, received the John Tyler Caldwell Award for the Humanities for his contributions to educational, cultural, and civic life in North Carolina.
  • Two-time NCAA champion diver Nick McCrory '13 won a gold medal at the AT&T National Diving Championships in August. McCrory won the men’s 10-meter event.
  • John D. Simon, vice provost for academic affairs for the past six years, was named executive vice president and provost of the University of Virginia. Simon, the George B. Geller Professor of chemistry, had served on Duke’s faculty since 1998.
  • Adam Perlman joined Duke as executive director of Duke Integrative Medicine. Perlman previously was executive director of the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey.


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