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January 2020                                     Newsletter                                      Vol 1 Issue 1
Empowering physician-scientists to launch successful research careers


Research Careers Ahead!
January 29, 4 p.m., Room 2001, DN
Featuring Dr. Mitchell Hefflin
"Effective Leadership in the Team Environment"

Register here.


Duke Office of Research Support
  • Posts funding opportunities
  • Hosts "Finding Funding" workshops 
  • Answers questions about grant submissions or current awards
  • Helps with grants, contracts, and compliance
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The third annual Physician-Scientist Symposium and Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Lecture is coming up January 22 from 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. in the Trent Semans Center Great Hall.

This Symposium will feature keynote speaker Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine at Northwestern University, and Kay Lund, PhD, Director of the Division of Biomedical Workforce at the National Institute of Health (NIH).

Don't miss our stellar line up of OPSD scholar speakers, poster session, and the chance to mingle with physician-scientist leaders at Duke.

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Tell us about your research.
"I study clonal hematopoiesis of indeterminate potential (CHIP), the age-related expansion of hematopoietic clones due to somatic mutations that are associated with hematologic malignancies. I hope to better understand the metabolic and inflammatory mechanisms that may mediate this risk."

Why is your science important?
"With rising rates of obesity and chronic complex disease including diabetes, dyslipidemia, and cardiovascular disease, I hope my research will contribute to earlier risk factor detection and novel therapeutic targets. If we better understand how CHIP increases risk of cardiovascular disease we may be able to improve risk prediction and outcomes for patients."

If you could meet anyone from the past or present who would it be and why?
"I'd like to meet Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She's a smart and tenacious woman who is committed to her career, health, and fitness, and is inspiring many young people to realize the potential of what they can accomplish in their lives."

If you would like research career mentoring from outside of your department sign up here.

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