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Children's Health & Discovery Initiative Scholars Program

Friday, October 25, 2019
research lab

The Children's Health & Discovery Initiative (CHDI) is working to create a robust coalition of multidisciplinary investigators focused on developing innovative approaches to identify and modulate early life factors that impact lifelong health and well-being. As part of this mission, the CHDI Scholars program is seeking to train the next generation of child health researchers by including undergraduates, medical students, medical residents, medical subspecialty fellows, graduate students, and postdocs in the development and execution of CHDI research projects. 


  • Work with a CHDI-affiliated faculty member on a project within one of the CHDI research focus areas
  • Participate in CHDI Scholars’ seminars, journal clubs, and the CHDI’s 'Great Minds Think for Kids' seminar series
  • Present your work at the annual CHDI Research Showcase


  • Gain direct experience with multidisciplinary child health and lifespan research
  • Get to know child health-focused investigators from across Duke University
  • Develop scientific communication skills
  • Help identify early life factors that contribute to lifelong health and disease

If you are interested in becoming a CHDI Scholar, please email Jillian Hurst at

Please visit our website to learn more about the Children's Health & Discovery Initiative.