James R. Urbaniak Sports Sciences Institute Dedicated
The James R. Urbaniak, MD, Sports Sciences Institute was dedicated today at a special gathering of Duke University academic, health and athletic leaders and donors, alumni and friends. In remarks at the event, Dr. Eugene Washington, Chancellor of Duke University and President and CEO of the Duke University Health System, celebrated the unique mission of the Institute, the career of Urbaniak, MD, and the contributions of Steven M. Scott, MD, and Rebecca Scott, who gave a generous gift naming the Institute in Urbaniak's honor.
The Institute will integrate research, education and clinical care to the benefit of all athletes. Clinical services include surgical treatments related to orthopaedics; primary care sports medicine; sports ophthalmology; sports cardiology; women's sports medicine; and sports neurology and concussion treatment.
Urbaniak completed his residency training and spent his entire career at Duke, serving as chief of the Division of Orthopaedic Surgery from 1985 to 2002 and attaining the distinguished Virginia Flowers Baker Professorship in Orthopaedic Surgery. He is the recipient of the Duke Medical Alumni Association Distinguished Faculty Award and the William G. Anlyan, MD, Lifetime Achievement Award.