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Abigail Fulp Hardin, MD

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Why did you choose Duke for your residency training?
I wanted to go to a program that would expose me to all of the subspecialties and provide the best opportunity to pursue a fellowship or a career as an academic generalist. The people here are friendly, welcoming, and driven. Lastly, I absolutely love Durham and the Triangle area!

What are your career goals?
As an intern, I am open to exploring all of my options for fellowship or pursuing a career as an academic generalist! I am also interested in leadership and education and want to make that a part of my career. 

What are your hobbies?
I love to coach and play soccer!  I enjoy spending time with my husband, our families, and our nieces and nephews!

Education & Training

NC State University, 2013

Medical School
Duke University, 2017


Awards & Honors

  • Medical School Faculty Wives Endowed Scholarship and the Hillory M. Wilder Scholarship, Duke School of Medicine.
  • Awarded the Biomedical Engineering Senior Award for Humanities in 2013 at NC State University.
  • Awarded the Outstanding Women’s Award by the Panhellenic Association at NC State University in 2013 for accomplishments in leadership, academics, community and campus involvement.

Publications & Presentations

  • Fulp, A.H., Gilner, J.B., Truong, T., Li, Y.J., Bentley, R.C., & Murtha, A.P.. (August, 2016). Differential expression of T cell receptor CXCR3 in preterm birth placentas. Poster presented at: Duke School of Medicine AOA Day; Durham, NC, USA.
  • Wang Y, Johnson JA, Fulp A, Sutton MA, & Lessner SM. Adhesive strength of atherosclerotic plaque in a mouse model depends on local collagen content and elastin fragmentation. Journal of Biomechanics. 2013, Feb; 46(4): 716-722. Cited in PubMed; PMID: 23261250.

Research Interests

Preterm birth, the postpartum period, access to contraceptives, and quality improvement.