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Paul Anderson Duke (April 4, 1925 – October 21, 2013) was an American football player and coach at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Duke played college football at Georgia Tech as an offensive lineman and was a member of the 1947 College Football All-America Team. He coached Georgia Tech's football team in 1956 and was the head coach of the Atlanta Falcons during their inaugural season of 1966.
Dr. Duke has led over $21 million in funded research for industry, government, and foundation partners. Dr. Duke’s research focuses on advancing techniques for identifying patients of interest from diverse data sources with applications spanning research, quality, and clinical domains. He led the Merck-Regenstrief Partnership in Healthcare Innovation and was a founding member of OHDSI, an open-source international health data analytics collaborative. In addition to numerous peer-reviewed publications, his work has been featured in the lay media including the New York Times, NPR, and MSNBC. Dr. Duke completed his medical degree at Harvard Medical School and a master's in human-computer interaction at Indiana University.
Duke is down on one knee on the grass of Grant Field. The East Stands are behind him to his left, and the "Old Gym" can be seen at the north end of the field. Duke is wearing a practice uniform with the number 53 in dark print on a light colored jersey, dark pants, and lace-up boots. He is holding a helmet.||Paul Anderson Duke graduated from Georgia Tech in 1945 with a degree in M.E., and in 1946 with a degree in I.E. Although he began his football career at Tech as a walk-on, he captained the team as a junior during Coach Bobby Dodd's first season, and was named an All-American center by both the Associated Press and United Press International during his senior year. He was AAU heavyweight wrestling champion in 1945, a member of ANAK, secretary of his senior class, and president of the Chi Phi fraternity. Duke was one of the forces behind the incorporation of Technology Park/Atlanta in 1971, an early hub of high-tech industry in the Atlanta area. He was the founder and chairman of Peachtree Corners. Duke received the President's Award in 1987 for "exceptional achievement and unusual generosity". He is a former trustee of the Georgia Tech Alumni Association, and a former member of both the Georgia Tech Athletic Advisory Board and the National Advisory Board. He was named a trustee of the Georgia Tech Foundation in 1972 and became a trustee emeritus in 1992. In 1982 he received the Alumni Distinguished Service Award. (Source: history.library.gatech.edu)