Notable Achievements

Some of the department's most notable achievements are listed below. 

  1. Obtained Board of Regents approval for Center for Staphylococcal Research (CSR).
  2. Initiated international clinical laboratory scientist training program with King Fahad Specialist Hospital in Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
  3. Launched digital pathology initiative with first regional symposium "The Future of Digital Pathology".
  4. Recruited internationally recognized faculty.
  5. Reached new all time high of extramurally funded research support.
  6. Initiated collaborative program with Methodist Clinical Laboratory with first year cost savings of $1 million.
  7. Faculty member received College of Medicine Golden Apple for teaching excellence.
  8. Launched personalized medicine molecular diagnostic initiative.
  9. Moved research faculty into new state of art research facility, the Durham Research Center II (DRC2).
  10. Received NIH Program Project funding for research program in Staphylococcus research.