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Personal, Environmental & Population Health

Duke engineers are deeply engaged in improving the health of humans and our environment—from understanding and ameliorating disease at the molecular and genetic level, to developing technologies to improve global health, to exploring the interconnections between human health and environmental quality. A hallmark of our approach is extensive collaborations with leading physicians and scientists at Duke’s School of Medicine and Nicholas School of the Environment.


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Duke-Coulter Translational Medicine Partnership

With 14 companies founded and $658 million in follow-on funding to date, Duke-Coulter Partnership supports collaborative research to develop real-world solutions to unmet clinical needs

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Medicine+Engineering at Duke

Schools’ MEDx partnership brings together engineers, clinicians and trainees to advance innovation in health care

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New Duke Center Takes Aim at the Dark Genome

Spanning Duke University and Duke Health, the Center for Advanced Genomic Technologies will use homegrown tools and techniques to discover potential therapies for human diseases from autism to cancer to schizophrenia