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Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology physicians, faculty and researchers are dedicated to advancing women’s health through excellence in research, teaching, and patient care. Philanthropy has played an important part in enabling and sustaining this vital work. You may direct your gift in the way that is most meaningful to you, including supporting the work of your physician.

Charles B. Hammond Research Endowment Fund

Established in 1998 to honor Dr. Charles B. Hammond, former faculty member and Chair, the Charles B. Hammond Research Endowment Fund provides support for basic and clinical research in the department. Duke Ob/Gyn's Annual Charles B. Hammond, MD, Research Day is named in his honor, and Charles B. Hammond, MD, Research Awards are presented to three residents and one fellow based upon their research manuscripts and presentations.


Donald T. Moore, MD, Endowed Lectureship

The lectureship was created to recognize and preserve the valuable contributions of Dr. Moore, a renowned physician, educator, visionary and mentor. This lectureship will bring to Duke and Durham nationally recognized experts on such topics as health care disparities, access to care, and the economics and politics of health care. To honor Dr. Moore's commitment to all women patients and to health care in Durham, this lecture will be open to the entire community.

Following the evolving desegregation of Duke Hospital, Dr. Moore had a tremendous impact as the first African American Fellow in the School of Medicine when he was asked to join the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the invitation of Chair Roy T. Parker, MD. Dr. Moore also served as chief of Ob/Gyn at Lincoln Hospital, which later became Lincoln Community Health Center, and trained many of our residents, medical students, and nurses. Dr. Parker once noted, "There is a place in heaven for Don Moore for improving the health care of minority - especially African American - women."   


The W. Allen Addison, MD Professorship Endowment Fund

This professorship was created to honor W. Allen (Al) Addison, MD, as the consummate physician, teacher, mentor, and friend. Dr. Addison was a true giant in the field of women’s healthcare and instrumental in the training of many future ob/gyn physicians during his many years at Duke. This fund will support the holder of the professorship by defraying expenses related to his/her teaching and/or research.  Like Dr. Addison, the holder will be a true scholar of eminence and excellence in the field of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 


Ob/Gyn General Support Fund – Greatest Need

Gifts will support the chairman of the department’s priorities through this general support fund. The fund allows the flexibility and resources necessary for the chair to address the greatest and most pressing needs at Duke Ob/Gyn each year.


Ob/Gyn Educational Support Fund

Duke Ob/Gyn trains and mentors medical students, residents, fellows, and junior faculty to become the next generation of leading clinicians and scientists devoted to women’s health care.  Participation in education is critical to professional growth and it is our responsibility to provide these opportunities.


Ob/Gyn Women’s Health Research

In its basic science research, Duke offers a collaborative environment where scientists at all levels work to address scientific problems of fundamental importance. Duke OB/GYN researchers are engaged in wide-ranging basic science research.

The Ob/Gyn Clinical Research Unit is comprised of a network of investigators and clinical research support staff who are integral to clinical research studies conducted within the department. The department has an outstanding reputation in clinical research, focused in general Obstetrics and Gynecology, Maternal-Fetal Medicine, Reproductive Endocrinology and Fertility and Urogynecology.  This research has led to changes in clinical practices and improvements to women’s reproductive health.

There are numerous clinical trials being conducted in the Department of Ob/Gyn, involving clinical research in epidemiology, genetics, immunology and pharmacology.

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology recognizes four guiding principles for the conduct of research that must be applied across the department regardless of the nature of the research:

  • Foster an environment where scientific integrity is the highest priority.
  • Emphasize high-quality, reproducible data and results.
  • Value constructive critiques of research.
  • Allow open discussion of any concerns regarding research conduct or integrity


Ob/Gyn Women’s Global Health Fund

Residents, fellows, faculty, and staff of Duke Ob/Gyn have the unique opportunity to provide women’s health care in emerging and impoverished countries in various parts of the world. At the same time, Duke personnel teaches local health care providers modern techniques and bring supplies to improve treatment delivery and care.  The practice of clinical and surgical OB/GYN skills with limited resources, the learning of public health implications, prevention programs, clinical teaching, experiential learning, interdisciplinary collaboration, strategic partnerships, and research opportunities  — all offer the chance to learn skills, gain new experiences, and simultaneously make a difference to the women served.

Giving Opportunities


Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology is recognized as leading women’s health research center and is part of one of the nation’s top universities.


Duke Obstetrics and Gynecology trains medical students, residents, and fellows to become the next generation of leading clinicians and scientists devoted to advancing women’s health.

Patient Care

Innovative research aligned with quality patient care makes possible state-of-the-art diagnosis and treatment.

How to Make a Gift

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Other Ways to Give

There are many ways to make a gift to Duke OB-GYN. For more information about giving, please contact Jillian Ream, Executive Director of Development, Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs, by calling 919-724-9868 or by email at
To mail a donation to Duke OB-GYN, please send to:

Attn: Jillian Ream
Duke Health Development and Alumni Affairs
300 W. Morgan Street, #1200
Durham, NC 27701