Staff Spotlight – Kate Duffus

Kate is the Division Coordinator for the Division of Pulmonary Medicine, Allergy and Immunology and has been here 5 years. Her partner, Sandy, is a history professor at St. Ambrose, they have 3 kids, and live just outside of Davenport with her 2 rescue dogs, blue heeler mixes named Lemon and Durruti. Her hobbies include kendo, a Japanese martial art, inwhich she completes on a national level. She loves casually reading posthuman fiction. She also likes to sew, focusing on quilts and cosplay, and is an avid gamer with an affinity for late 90’s survival horror and current titles from the post-apocalyptic action role-playing genre.

Her favorite books include re-reading the Metro 2033 series by Dmitry Glukhovsky. She just finished Roadside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky and is currently getting into Soma, written by Mikael Hedberg, a modern twist on Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World.


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