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Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program call for applications

Thursday, March 23, 2017
Sallie Permar; Rasheed Gbadegesin

Ann M. Reed, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, recently launched a new program within the Office of Pediatric Education, the Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program for Physician-Scientist Development, which aims to identify, recruit, and train the next generation of pediatrician-scientists leaders at Duke. Co-directed by Sallie ​Permar, MD, PhD, associate professor of pediatrics (Infectious Diseases) and Rasheed Gbadegesin, MBBS, MD, associate professor of pediatrics (Nephrology), the program will begin its inaugural year in July 2017.

The program is now accepting applications from incoming and current first and second year residents and incoming and first year pediatric subspecialty fellows. Ideal candidates will have interest in pursuing a research-oriented career in pediatric subspecialties. The program will involve research career enhancing seminars, retreats, and protected research time with experienced mentors. Successful applicants will describe basic, clinical, or translational research interests and experience, as well as research-oriented career plans.

Interested applicants should send a copy of their NIH style biosketch and a one page personal statement describing how this program will benefit the applicant's future career plans to Bridgit Holmes at PediatricResearch@dm.duke.edu by April 21, 2017. Successful candidates will be notified during the second week of May, and the program will begin on July 1, 2017. Please visit the Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program website for additional information.

Sallie Permar, MD, PhD
Director, Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Infectious Diseases)

Rasheed Gbadegesin, MBBS, MD
Associate Director, Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program
Associate Professor of Pediatrics (Nephrology)