Researchers within the Duke Division of General Internal Medicine strive to promote excellence in patient care through new discoveries and improvements in the practice of primary and internal medicine.
The Center for Health Services Research in Primary Care serves as the main hub for research activities in the Durham VA Medical Center. The center houses 26 research faculty (14 MDs and 12 PhDs).
Areas of active investigation include chronic disease management, patient self-management, palliative care, obesity treatment, women’s health, telemedicine, and racial disparities.
Investigators in the center accounted for over $36 million in research funding in 2008.
Researchers within the division engage in active clinical research designed to more effectively diagnose and treat common and serious medical conditions.
Find out more about current clinical research.