Promoting the relief of suffering through compassionate care
Deborah A. Morris, MD, is a research fellow in palliative medicine at Duke University Medical Center.
She received her BS in molecular cellular biology from the University of Arizona where she subsequently served as a research assistant in the undergraduate biology research program. She is a 2005 graduate of the University of Florida College of Medicine where she was academic chair, class of 2005, from 2001-2002.
Prior to coming to Duke, she completed a residency in internal medicine at Eastern Virginia Medical School (EVMS) in Norfolk, Virginia, serving as Chief Resident from 2008-2009.
Morris served in other areas at EVMS, including the curriculum committee, promotions and evaluations, resident selection committee, ambulatory care oversight committee, and the physician IT advisory group.
Awards Morris has received include Dr. James P Baker Award for Outstanding Graduating Resident (2008); EVMS 27th Annual Research Day Award, First Place (2008); Intern of the Year Award (2006); Gold Humanism Honor Society, Chapman Chapter (2004); College of Medicine Interdisciplinary Health Profession Student Award for Excellence in an Outstanding Commitment to Collaborative Family Health Education (2002); Senior Lead of the Year Award (2001).