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May 2020               Newsletter               Vol 1 Issue 5
Empowering physician-scientists to launch successful research careers


Op-Ed: We are losing ground on ever other disease while fighting COVID-19
Read Associate Dean, Physician-Scientist Development, Dr. Sallie Permar's take in the Los Angeles Times on COVID-19's impact on medical research, how we recover, and how we prevent staggering losses in the future: here.

Other worthwhile reads:
Poindexter Fellow and Stead Scholar, Chelsea Handfield, and Stead Scholar Jeff Kwock, MD's paper: IL-27 signaling activates skin cells to induce innate antiviral proteins and protects against Zika virus infection 

Poindexter Fellow Maggie Coate's paper: The skin transcriptome in hidradenitis suppurativa uncovers an antimicrobial and sweat gland gene signature which has distinct overlap with wounded skin

This Duke Office of Scientific Integrity interview with Patrick Charbonneau, PhD: The Cultural Shift Toward Routinely Depositing and Sharing Research

to R38 and OPSD Scholar, Hope Weissler, MD, and team's 2020 Duke Institute for Health Innovation Funded Project: Machine Learning for Early Identification and Management fo Pulmonary Embolism.

Do you have a worthwhile read or notable award to share? Send it in: here.

Latest NIH and Internal funding opportunities...


Share Your Perspective: 
Make your voice heard by filling out the American Physician Scientists Association Survey on the impact of COVID19: here.
Duke Corona Virus Research-Related Updates: here.

3 Free Regenstrief Institute of Indiana University Courses: 
Quality improvement, Public Health IT, and Terminology in Health Care and Public Health Settings.

Once per week June 15 - August 28.

Contact Amanda McMillan for more information.

Free Rapid Response Group Training, Duke SOM Executive Coaching Program
Sessions lead by Coaches Sharon Hull, MD, MPH, PCC and Jodi Hawes, MD

60-minute sessions held:​​​​

Tuesday, May 12, 2 p.m.
Tuesday, May 14, 8 a.m.
Wednesday, May 20, 2 p.m.
Thursday, May 21, 8 a.m.
Tuesday, May 26, 4 p.m.
Thursday, May 28, 8 a.m.

Register: here.

Contact Kyle Nunn for more information.

More Resources Listed: here.

Research Careers Ahead! Virtual Town Hall:
"The Physician-Scientist Career in the COVID-19 Era"

May 27, 4 p.m., join: here.
Moderated by: Featuring: Register: here.
Submit questions: here.

Research Integrity Roundtable:
"A Discussion on Plagiarism, Authorship, and iThenticate"
May 13, 2:00 p.m., more

Responsible Conduct of Research Virtual Workshop:
"Research Ethics, Integrity and COVID-19"

May 20, 9:00-10:30 a.m., more here.

CVRC Data Club with Christopher Kontos, MD
"Update on Cardiovascular Manifestations of COVID-19 and Novel Approaches to Treatment”
May 21, 3:00 p.m.

Join: here.

Tell us about your research.
"For my longitudinal research project, I am working to improve long-term outcomes in pediatric acute kidney injury through patient education and behavior modification.  A large portion of the project relies on incorporating mobile health as a means of distributing educational tools."

Why is your science important?
"This research is important to me because preventative medicine is one of my passions—I find joy in being able to help children in ways that can prevent debilitating disease in adulthood.  My work allows me to do just that!"

If you could guest-star on any television show what would it be and why?
"I would hands-down pick Arrested Development. I really loved the levels of humor on the show, and with my background as an Animal Sciences major, I think I could finally help the Bluths learn what sound a chicken makes."

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