Funding opp: Duke CTSA KL2 call for applications

CTSA-badgeDuke CTSA Research Career Development Award Program (Duke CTSA KL2) is now accepting applications.

Applications are due April 28, 2014.

The Duke CTSA KL2 will provide skilled and personalized mentoring, a coordinated and tailored scientific and career development curriculum, and the opportunity to conduct clinical or translational research.

We are particularly devoted to increasing the diversity of the research workforce, and have committed to supporting at least 50% under-represented minorities with the KL2. Two to four Scholars will be awarded 75% protected effort for 3 years, $40,000/year for research expenses, and $2,500/year for travel to professional meetings. Funding will start July 2014.

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New magazine focuses on the genome

Geoffrey Ginsburg, MD, PhD, shared that Genome, the first (free) patient-facing magazine for the genome, launched yesterday. Dr. Ginsburg serves as the editor-at-large.

Genome covers personalized medicine and the genomic revolution. It is a quarterly magazine for patients, family, caregivers, and health care professionals, and its mission is to empower readers to make informed health decisions that will help them live better, longer. Check out the first issue online.

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5/7/14: Faculty workshop on social innovation and entrepreneurship

Duke University’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative will hold a one-day faculty workshop, Wed., May 7, from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. in Gross Hall 230E, designed for Duke faculty who are interested in learning more about social innovation and entrepreneurship and how it can apply to teaching and work.

The Institute will provide actionable teaching tools and frameworks, facilitate peer connections and introduce participants to related initiatives happening across the university and broader social innovation community. Learn more and register here.

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4/21-4/22/14: Sessions on mentoring in academic medicine

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Mentoring will host a series of sessions on mentoring in academic medicine.

The sessions will feature visiting professor Elizabeth Travis, PhD, FASTRO, of the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. Dr. Travis is an internationally recognized radiation biologist as well as a consummate advocate for women faculty in academic medicine. She has been extremely effective in building leadership through mentoring.

Sessions include:

  • Mentoring vs. Sponsoring, 5-6:30 p.m., Mon., April 21, with reception to follow, Nursing School Auditorium + Atrium
  • Unconscious Bias, 12-1 p.m. (lunch available), Tues., April 22, Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
  • Mentoring Toward Independence, 2-3 p.m., Tues., April 22, Great Hall, Trent Semans Center

Click here for more details and to register for a session.

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Howard Hughes Medical Institute call for investigator program

The Howard Hughes Medical Institute invites applications to its Investigator Program from scientists who have demonstrated originality and substantial accomplishments in biomedical research and who show exceptional promise for further achievement and leadership in research. The Institute seeks to appoint 20-25 outstanding scientists as HHMI Investigators.

This competition is open to basic researchers and physician scientists who study significant biological problems in all biomedical disciplines, including plant biology, as well as adjacent fields such as evolutionary biology, biophysics, chemical biology, biomedical engineering and computational biology. Click here for more information.

Deadline to establish eligibility is May 1, 2014 at 3 p.m. ET; deadline to submit an application is June 3, 2014 at 3 p.m. ET.

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4/18/14: Duke Medicine Charity Auction


Tickets are available in the Medicine Residency office or at Medicine Grand Rounds for $20, and each ticket includes heavy hors d’oeuvres and 2 drink tickets. All items go to the highest bid. Items from past events included restaurant gift certificates, artwork, weekend getaways and more.

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Grand Rounds 4/18/14: Rethinking Type 2 Diabetes

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., April 18 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Francis A. Neelon, MD, associate professor of medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition), Emeritus, and Medical Director, Rice House Healthcare Program.

Dr. Neelon will present Rethinking Type 2 Diabetes: Obesity is Not the Culprit.

Video archives

If you can’t make Medicine Grand Rounds this week, watch a live stream or view the archived video at (ignore the security certificate warning, then use your Duke NetID & password).
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4/21/14: Lecture for National Autism Awareness Month

The Duke University Department of Psychiatry and Duke Institute for Brain Sciences are pleased to invite you to attend a special lecture at 7 p.m. on Mon., April 21 to recognize National Autism Awareness Month. The event will be held at Full Frame Theater in the Power Plant Building at the American Tobacco Campus in downtown Durham.

Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Ron Suskind, author of the new book “Life, Animated: A Story of Sidekicks, Heroes, and Autism,” which was recently featured in The New York Times Magazine article “Reaching My Autistic Son Through Disney,” will discuss his family’s 20 years of experimentation with his son’s powerful affinity for animated movies as a tool to open new pathways of communication and social connection. Suskind’s talk, “No Sidekick Gets Left Behind: A 20-year Journey with Autism,” will examine whether those with ASDs are disabled, or untraditional learners, or both, and how to improve their lives and ours.

The event is free, but space is limited. Click here to register.

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5/5/14: 2014 Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecture

JeffreyMFriedmanThe School of Medicine will host the 2014 Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecture at 4 p.m. on Mon., May 5 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center.

Jeffrey M. Friedman, MD, PhD, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and the Marilyn M. Simpson Professor, Laboratory Molecular Genetics at The Rockefeller University, will be the featured speaker.

Dr. Friedman will present “To Eat or Not to Eat: Studies of a Complex Motivational Behavior.” A reception will follow.

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