Current Scholars

Duke CAtCH supports two scholars per year, chosen from department research-focused, early-career faculty members (medical instructors or assistant professors) or Pediatrics fellows in their final year of subspecialty training. Candidates will have earned an MD (or equivalent) or joint MD / PhD degrees, completed residency training in Pediatrics, and be no more than four years after attaining board eligibility in their subspecialty. The scholar must not have previously been a PI on an individual NIH K or R grant. 

2021 Cohort

Rushina Cholera

Rushina Cholera, MD, PhD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (General Pediatrics and Adolescent Health)
Mentors: Ebony Bouware, Janet Prvu Bettger
Research Project: Evaluating cross-sector approaches to address social drivers of health among children in underresourced communities

Victoria Parente

Victoria Parente, MD, MPH
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (Hospital Medicine)
Mentor: Kathryn Pollack
Research Project: Racial/ethnic disparities in communication quality between clinicians and a pediatric patient’s family caregivers in the hospital setting