Andrew Landstrom, MD, PhD, assistant professor of pediatrics and cell biology, has been named associate director of the Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program for Physician-Scientist Development (DPRS), effective July 1, 2020.
Matt Kelly, MD, PhD, who has served as associate director since 2018, will transition his role with the program to focus on research, clinical care and leadership of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases fellowship program.
“We are grateful to Dr. Kelly for his service to DPRS over the past two years and look forward to partnering with Dr. Landstrom to continue providing outstanding leadership to our physician-scientist trainees,” said Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, MBBS, director of DPRS.
The Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program for Physician-Scientist Development (DPRS) is dedicated to training young physician-scientists and preparing them for successful careers in academic medicine. The program focuses on the period from the completion of the MD, MD/PhD, or DO/PhD degree through residency and fellowship training, with the goal of achieving a full-time academic appointment as an investigator. The DPRS combines the intensive clinical training environment of Duke Children’s with the rigorous scientific training of the world-renowned laboratories at Duke University.