Jordan Ezekian, MD, MPH, a second year fellow in the Division of Cardiology and co-medical director of Project ADAM North Carolina, was recently invited to join the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society. "I am very honored to join such a remarkable group of residents and fellows," she said. "The Lefkowitz Society offers extraordinary opportunities for mentorship and collaboration, and I am excited to become an active member."
The Lefkowitz Society provides a home for MD and MD/PhD post-graduate trainees who are in the Duke University School of Medicine, including the Internal Medicine and Medicine-Pediatrics residency and fellowship programs, and who are pursuing careers with a primary focus on basic and translational research as physician-investigators.
The Society helps members discover opportunities to develop successful research projects and find appropriate research mentors and investigative teams as early as possible in their academic careers in order to enhance their future research success and productivity. Members will benefit from direct interactions with senior physician-investigators at Duke through a series of dinner programs and other activities.
The Lefkowitz Society is named for Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, professor of medicine in the Division of Cardiology and recipient of the Nobel Prize for Chemistry 2012.
In his 40 years as a Duke researcher, Dr. Lefkowitz has mentored more than 200 trainees who have come through his lab. He has embraced the opportunity to serve as a role model and informal mentor for members of the Lefkowitz Society.
"Jordan’s chosen career path is precisely what the Society seeks to foster," says Gerard Blobe, MD, PhD, Director of the Robert J. Lefkowitz Society. “I trust that the other Society members will benefit from her membership as much as she will.”