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John Vaughn has been named the new Director of Student Health for Duke University. Dr. Vaughn will begin his new role July 1.

"We interviewed a number of very qualified candidates for this critical position,” said Dean of Students and Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs Sue Wasiolek, who oversees Student Health. “In addition to his passion for medicine and his wide range of experiences, his ability to communicate and collaborate with his patients and their families, his colleagues, and with the community really stood out during the selection process.”

Todd Adams, senior associate dean in the Dean of Students office, will be leaving Duke this January to become assistant vice president and dean of students for Student Affairs at Northwestern University.

One of last year's seniors (and a former DUWELL intern), Rose O'Connor, was inspired to write this blog in the spring of 2012, her last semester at Duke.  As we approach Thanksgiving time, it seems especially appropriate to consider gratitude and how to appreciate the small things in life...

This blog was written by Laura Neubauer ('13), and was based on an interview with Franca Alphin conducted  in the spring of 2012.

When you think of replenishment beverages after working out, what comes to mind? I tend to think of sports drinks such as Gatorade or Powerade, or those “mix it yourself” drinks such as Endurox. I was surprised to learn, though, that it is chocolate milk that provides your body exactly what it needs post-workout.

Dear students,

I'm writing to notify you that effective immediately, the Statute of Limitations (SOL) for reporting of allegations of sexual misconduct (under the following policy: http://web.duke.edu/policies/students/universitywide/sexualmisconduct.php) is no longer applicable. This pertains only to students, including undergraduate, graduate and professional students. The amended policy text is provided below.

Hello, and welcome to the DUWELL at Duke Blog! We’re excited to bring you posts created by staff and students at Duke.  This summer, we’ll post blogs once a week exploring different health and wellness related news, stories, information, videos, etc.  During the academic year, you’ll get even MORE great posts on these topics when we begin posting 2-3 times per week!

We believe that Wellness is an integration of many areas of life, including financial, social, intellectual, & spiritual well-being, self care, and the physical/social environment that surrounds us.  Each of these dimensions of wellness is essential in maintaining harmony and balance in our lives.