Community Outreach

  • Annual participation in the Females Excelling More in Math, Engineering and Science (FEMMES) program for girls in 4-6th grade sponsored by Duke undergrads. Faculty, residents, and medical students teach surgical knot tying, suturing, and ear physiology.
  • Ongoing donation to United Way NC to support local programs
  • Educational lectures at local high schools regarding voice use and vocal hygiene
  • Annual participation in World Voice Day, a regional outreach program from the Duke Voice Care Center

Global Outreach

Pediatric Otolaryngology faculty have taken several medical outreach trips to Africa where the team worked with local otolaryngologists to improve surgical outcomes and provide education with lectures and hands-on workshops. Dr. Eileen Raynor and Otolaryngology residents have traveled to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia and Lusaka, Zambia. In 2014, they received a Duke Global Health grant to send equipment to Cure Hospital in Addis Ababa. They have also applied for a Karl Storz grant to send a video cart (Telepak) to UTC in Lusaka, Zambia. Dr. Janet Lee has traveled to Ghana to provide hands-on surgical training to local otolaryngologists and surgical staff.