SoM Office for Faculty Mentoring launches Academy of Mentors

The School of Medicine’s Office for Faculty Mentoring has launched an Academy of Mentors. The academy provides a platform for senior faculty mentors in the School of Medicine to support junior faculty members as they embark on one of the greatest challenges to establishing oneself in a research field—obtaining independent funding.

The Academy of Mentors is a standing study section that reviews draft grant applications of junior faculty members who are participating in the Path to Independence Program and K Club. The Path to Independence Program and K Club are grant writing programs sponsored by the Office for Faculty Mentoring and are aimed at helping junior faculty submit his or her first NIH grant. Read more on the School of Medicine’s blog.

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Grand Rounds 1/30/15: Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., Jan. 30 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Guadalupe Garcia-Tsao, MD, professor of medicine (Digestive Diseases) at Yale University.

Dr. Garcia-Tsao will give a presentation on Acute Kidney Injury in Cirrhosis.

Watch from your desk: If you can’t make Medicine Grand Rounds this week, click here to watch a live stream (just enter your Duke Net ID and password.

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Health Disparities Research Colloquium – April 17, 2015

Faculty and trainees are invited to attend the Duke Health Disparities Research Colloquium on Friday, April 17, 2015 from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. in the Searle Center Auditorium.

Health Disparities Colloquium April 17 (1)The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award and School of Medicine Dean Nancy Andrews, MD, PhD, are sponsoring this colloquium to highlight health disparities research across the campus and facilitate new research collaborations.

The colloquium will include keynote addresses from Yvonne Maddox, PhD, acting director ofNational Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities ; Ebony Boulware, MD, chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine; and Steve Patierno, PhD, deputy director of the Duke Cancer Institute.

The colloquium is free but registration is required. Lunch is included.

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Funding opp: KL2 career development support Duke Pepper Center

The Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development is seeking applicants for a KL-2 training award starting July, 2016 to be put forward in our competing renewal.

The Duke Pepper Center is submitting a competing renewal application in September, 2015 (Kenneth Schmader, MD and Miriam Morey, PhD, Co-PIs).

Beginning with this funding cycle, the Pepper Center will offer KL-2 awards for 2-3 scholars at 0.75 FTE for 2-3 years each. The Center is now seeking candidates to put forward in this competing renewal; if the renewal is successful, these candidates would be supported starting July, 2016.

Candidates should be within 5 years of their first faculty appointment or an advanced fellow/postdoctoral student with clear plans for transition to faculty status by July, 2016.

The Pepper RCDC KL2 program will provide salary support for 0.75 FTE, and up to $10,000 for project or professional development activities

For more information, download this RFA or contact Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, MHS, associate professor of medicine (Geriatrics).

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Research Retreat 2015 is Feb. 11

The fifth annual Department of Medicine Research Retreat will take place on Wed., Feb. 11 from 6:30 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn.

The theme of the retreat: A vision for the future.

Presentations and discussions at the retreat will focus on identifying research opportunities, resources and needs that the Department and Duke Medicine should prioritize for success now, in the next 5 years and into the future. The retreat is an opportunity to formulate a strategy document, based on your ideas, that will be presented to the new Duke Medicine chancellor.

Clinical and research faculty are invited to participate. Fellows are especially encouraged to attend.

See the agenda, and please register below.

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Funding opp: Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation

The Josiah Charles Trent Memorial Foundation Endowment Fund will hold its spring 2015 meeting on April 29, 2015.  To be eligible for consideration at this meeting, proposals must be submitted no later than April 3, 2015.

The Fund provides faculty and staff with support for research and conferences, as well as seed money for new projects that might be difficult to obtain from other funding sources.  Grants typically range from $500 to $3,000. Please note that the Fund does not support graduate students.

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Califf appointed deputy commissioner of FDA

Rob Califf, MD, professor of medicine (Cardiology) and vice chancellor for clinical research, has been named deputy commissioner for Medical Products and Tobacco at the Food and Drug Administration.

Califf will begin his appointment, which was announced today by FDA Commissioner Margaret A. Hamburg, MD, at the end of February.

“Dr. Califf has been a transformational leader at Duke for 33 years, always working to improve research and clinical care to benefit patients at Duke and around the world,” said Nancy C. Andrews, MD, PhD, dean of the Duke University School of Medicine. “Recognized at Duke and among his colleagues nationally as a visionary committed to ensuring the safety and health of our global community, Dr. Califf will bring a passionate commitment to his new role with the FDA just as he has to his many roles at Duke.”

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by · Posted on January 26, 2015 in Cardiology · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

New internal medicine book club starting Jan. 28

The book club’s first meeting is scheduled for Wed, Jan. 28 from 7-9 p.m. in the Duke Medicine Faculty Center (Seeley G. Mudd Building) to discuss Atul Gawande’s latest book, Being Mortal.

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by · Posted on January 26, 2015 in Faculty Development, Internal Medicine Residency · Read full story · Comments { 0 }