September 14, 2023

Duke Medical Robotics Symposium Announced!

In conjunction with a Duke Interdisciplinary Studies Grant, Duke Robotics, and the Duke Traineeship in the Advancement of Surgical Technology, the first Duke Medical Robotics Symposium will be held on October 27, 2023, on Duke’s Pratt Engineering Campus. Our mission is to foster research [...]

September 12, 2023 | Pratt Magazine

The Roboticists Are Coming

Duke Engineering is bulking up its robotics program, both in education and research endeavors. Already boasting a strong team focused on areas such as precision robotic aids for clinical applications, controlling complex swarms of robots collaborating on a single mission, and securing autonomous [...]

September 12, 2023 | Duke University School of Medicine

Duke Skull Base Program Named Team of Distinction

Duke Skull Base Program Named Team of DistinctionJanuary 24, 2023Duke University’s skull base surgery team has been named a Multidisciplinary Team of Distinction by the North American Skull Base Society (NASBS). This designation recognizes a multidisciplinary approach to patient care by a [...]

September 12, 2023 | Duke University Medical School

Sabino Zani, MD, Awarded Thomas Lord Educational Innovation Grant

Sabino Zani, MD, Associate Professor of Surgery, Division of Surgical Oncology, was awarded the Thomas Lord Educational Innovation Grant from the Duke Pratt School of Engineering. This grant will fund Dr. Zani's project titled: "Multi-Purpose Medical Robotics Platform for Teaching and Research."

2023 Faculty Awards

June 2, 2023 | Duke Med School

TAST Program Leader Awarded Master Clinician Teacher Award

Congratulations to Duke Department of Surgery and TAST Co-PI, Sabino Zani for receiving the Master Clinician/Teacher Award from The Duke School of Medicine in recognition of excellence in teaching.

June 2, 2023 | Duke Med School

Duke Surgery Announces New Co-Directors of Surgical Education & Activities Lab (SEAL)

The Department of Surgery is pleased to announce the appointments of Louise Jackson, MD, MBBA, and Sabino Zani, MD, as the new Co-Directors of the Surgical Education & Activities Lab (SEAL).  Dr. Zani is an Associate Professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology and serves as the [...]


September 24, 2022 | Duke Cancer Institute

DCI Surgeons Part of Team Awarded $3 Million NSF Training Grant

Brian Mann, Patrick Codd, Zabino Zani, Jr., and Leila Bridgeman are the recipients of a $3 million National Science Foundation Grant Award that will train Master’s and PhD students in the interdisciplinary fields of engineering, computer science, data science, and surgical technologies. 

August 19, 2022 | MEMS

TAST Professor Highlighted - Siobhan Rigby Oca

With expertise in course design, the Duke PhD graduate and new MEMS professor of the practice will also serve as an assistant director of master's degrees.

November 21, 2021 | Duke Engineering

Cross-Training Graduate Students to Develop Smart Robotic Surgical Instruments

Duke’s new NSF Research Traineeship Program brings engineers and computer scientists into the operating room to solve unmet surgical challenges.