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Reforming College Fraternities, Finding Health Care and Trauma in Children: Duke in the News This Week

Duke Faculty in the News

Duke scholars daily share their expertise with the media on stories of major global, state and local importance, including the COVID-19 pandemic and racial injustice issues. Scholars regularly appear in news outlets including Forbes, The Washington Post, CNN and in local news outlets.

Each day Duke’s news site updates with nearly two dozen new media clips. Visit the news site to view more Duke scholars in the media.

Here are highlights from the past week:


It Is Possible to Shop for Health Care Bargains if You Can Access Them
“There are health care bargains out there. Now we have to make sure people have access to them,” writes Dr. Peter Ubel, a physician and behavioral scientist.



Testing Deal Promoted by White House Failing
This story cites a report by the Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy and links to a Duke United posting on pooled testing. "What we don't have is a national strategy that we're actually implementing to get those asymptomatic screening tests to everybody who most needs them right now to reopen schools safely, to reopen the economy as effectively as possible," says Duke-Margolis director Dr. Mark McClellan.



Why Can’t America Make Enough N95 Masks? 6 Months Into Pandemic, Shortages Persist
Professor emeritus Gary Gereffi, the founding director of the Duke Global Value Chains Center, comments on the lack of planning by the federal government to help small- and mid-sized manufacturers move into PPE.


Washington Post

Fall of the Frat House: Students Target Greek Life Amid America’s Racial Reckoning
Features the work and comments of Sean Woytowitz, a 20-year-old student at Duke. He has helped launch an affinity group for men of color in fraternities to share experiences and crowdsource ways to make Greek life more inclusive.


Education Week

A New Layer of Trauma for the Nation’s Children: Dangerous Wildfires
“When it comes to trauma, the old saying, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger,’ isn’t true,” says Robin Gurwitch, a professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences who studies the effect of trauma on children.