At Duke, medical research training opportunities continue to expand dramatically with each new discovery and technical innovation. The information below summarizes research training opportunities in basic, clinical, and translational research at Duke University and beyond.
There are multiple sources of Duke support for undergraduate students interested in pursuing research projects, and there are research programs across the country to which Duke students may apply to become engaged in important research. For more information about undergraduate research opportunities at Duke and elsewhere, please visit the Duke Undergraduate Research Support Office
Medical Student ResearchThere are numerous research opportunities for medical students in the Department of Pediatrics, from bench top to translational to clinical research. The third year at the Duke University School of Medicine represents a unique opportunity for the student to broaden his or her background in the biomedical and social sciences which are the basis of clinical medicine. The primary goal of the third year is to develop tomorrow's physician leaders through a rigorous scholarly experience in biomedical-related research.
For a list of the approved faculty mentors and research programs and additional information about the third year, please visit the Medical Student Education
section of this web site.
Employee Tuition Assistance Program
Formal education is an essential part of a successful research career, and the Duke University graduate schools offer a broad range of classes and seminars. The Employee Tuition Assistance Program
provides reimbursement of tuition for classes taken at Duke or any other higher educational institution accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools with a physical presence in North Carolina. For detailed information, please visit the Duke Human Resources
Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI)
The Duke Translational Medicine Institute
(DTMI) offers specific research training that addresses the need for a smooth continuum of clinical and translational research education that spans pre-doctoral years to the crucial early faculty years and incorporates training that facilitates translation of basic and clinical sciences discoveries to the bedside and to the clinic. Moreover, the training emphasizes multi- and inter-disciplinary approaches to increasingly complex problems.
Duke School of Medicine Clinical Research Training Program
The Duke School of Medicine Clinical Research Training Program
provides academic training in the quantitative and methodological principles of clinical research. Designed primarily for clinical fellows who are training for academic careers, the program offers formal courses in research design, research management, medical genomics, and statistical analysis.
Department of Pediatrics Training Grants
There are a number of training grants with the Department of Pediatrics that support research training for fellows and junior faculty members. These grants and the appropriate contact person are listed below.
T32 Training Grants
(PI or Co-PI is a Department of Pediatrics Faculty Member)
Duke Research Training Program for Pediatricians
Joseph St. Geme, MD
|Cardiology ||Institutional Training Grant in Pediatric Cardiology ||Jennifer Li, MD |
|Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI ||Duke-UNC Clinical Pharmacology ||Daniel Benjamin, Jr., MD, PhD, MPH |
|Hematology ||Transfusion Medicine and Related Areas ||Daniel Wechsler, MD, PhD |
|Neonatology ||Multidisciplinary Neonatal Training ||Ronald Goldberg, MD |
|Oncology ||Training in Cancer Biology and Therapy ||Daniel Wechsler, MD, PhD |
|Pulmonary ||The Duke Multidisciplinary Training Program in Pediatric Lung Disease ||Judith Voynow, MD |
|Rheumatology ||Rheumatology ||Laura Schanberg, MD |
There are additional opportunities for specialty pediatric research training supported from grants where the PI and Co-PI are in other departments. Specific examples of these opportunities include endocrinology, neuro-oncology, and pulmonary medicine.
In addition, Joseph St. Geme, MD
, is the Principal Investigator on a K12 award entitled Center for Molecular and Cellular Studies of Pediatric Disease
that supports research training for junior faculty.