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February 2020                                     Newsletter                                      Vol 1 Issue 2
Empowering physician-scientists to launch successful research careers
This year’s School of Medicine Physician-Scientist Symposium featuring Dr. Nancy C. Andrews keynote lecturer Elizabeth M. McNally, MD, PhD, and guest speaker, Director of the NIH Division of Biomedical Workforce, P. Kay Lund, PhD, was a great success with a turn-out of more than 150 students, trainees and faculty from across Duke’s on here.

Congratulations to our Symposium Poster Award Winners:
Translational Award: Medical student Brooke Evans 
Clinical Award: Dermatology resident Melodi Whitley, MD, PhD
Basic Award: MSTP student Dylan Eiger 
People’s Choice Award: Medical student Elizabeth Howell

See more photos and highlights on our website.

Congratulations to our OPSD Scholar Jessica Regan, MD, who has been named as a 2021-2022 Chief Resident for Internal Medicine.

Latest NIH, Internal, and VA funding opportunities...



A one stop portal that offers personalized applicants, resources, and information specific to you and your projects.

Check them out here.

  • Provides guidance on research processes/ requirements
  • Locates services and resources on-campus and external
  • Helps connect you with collaborators
  • Arranges consultations to strengthen project design, practical application, and commercialization
  • Identifies federal, industry, and institutional funding opportunities
  • Suggests educational and career development resources
Check them out here.

Research Careers Ahead!
February 26, 4 p.m., Room 2001, DN
Featuring Provost Sally Kornbluth, PhD
"Setting Up Your Research Laboratory"

Register here.

Four Points Innovation
March 5th, 4-6 p.m., Champions Club at Cameron Stadium
Please join us for a celebration event where leaders from Duke and Deerfield Management come together to commemorate the creation of a major translational research collaboration.

RSVP here.

February Is Black History Month
This month the Duke Medical Library is featuring "Black History Month: A Medical Perspective," their online exhibit containing a chronology of medical achievements of African Americans and more.

What's Next?
Basic Science Research Track
The Duke Clinical Research Training Program, in tandem with OPSD, has added a Basic Science track to their Master of Health Sciences (MHSc) in Clinical Research starting Fall 2020. This track's curriculum is custom designed for physician scientists and trainees.

Now accepting applications: here.


Tell us about your research.
My clinical and research interests focus on sarcomas, a rare family of cancers that tend to be aggressive with limited treatment options. My research explores tumor innervation and immune regulation in undifferentiated pleomorphic sarcoma, the most common subtype of sarcoma."

Why is your science important?
Understanding the underlying biology is the only path forward for developing new therapies and improving outcomes for patients."

If you could have one super power what would it be and why?
Time travel!  Not necessarily to influence the past or future (as tempting as that may be), but just to meet people from and experience different eras."

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