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Register today for SoM Faculty Development upcoming events

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development is offering several upcoming events for faculty:

  • Crucial Conversations: 8 a.m.-12 p.m., Fri., June 5 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center
  • Effective Scientific Presentation Skills: 12-1:30 p.m., Tues., June 16 in the Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center
  • Advancing Health Science Despite the Psychological Quirkiness of Researchers: 12:15-1:15 p.m., Fri., July 17 in the Searle Center Lecture Hall
  • Write Winning Grants: 8:30 am.-5 p.m., Fri., July 24 in the Searle Center Lecture Hall (note: Faculty seats are being held until May 28, when registration opens for staff, fellows, postdocs and other non-faculty)
  • Money Flow in the Private Diagnostic Clinic: 7-8:30 a.m., Tues., Aug. 11 in Classroom 4 of the Trent Semans Center

Please visit the Office for Faculty Development Upcoming Events page for more details and registration. Email Ashley Curcio with questions,

by · Posted on May 21, 2015 in Faculty Development, School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Faculty Flex Voucher Program

The School of Medicine is accepting applications for another round of the Faculty Flex Voucher Program.

“Junior faculty members are often faced with the critical challenge of jump-starting their careers at the same time that family/childcare obligations are least flexible,” said Ann Brown, MD, MHS, vice dean for faculty and associate professor of medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism and Nutrition).

The Faculty Flex Voucher Pilot Program was created to address that challenge, added Dr. Brown.

Faculty Flex Vouchers will be awarded for services up to $2,500, and are designed to be used in a wide variety of ways by connecting junior faculty members with high quality academic services that facilitate their engagement in scholarly work.

Vouchers can be used for institutional services available through the Duke Office of Clinical Research (DOCR), the Communications Publications Services group at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), and the Medical Center Library.

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by · Posted on May 15, 2015 in Faculty Development, Faculty Development Opportunities · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

The case for black doctors

The New York Times SundayReview will include The Case for Black Doctors, an opinion piece by Duke’s Damon Tweedy, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry and behavorial sciences.

CLEARLY, we need more black doctors. In the 2011-12 school year, the most recent for which figures are available, there were 5,580 black students enrolled in medical school, making up about 7 percent of the medical student population, which is roughly half of the proportion of the black population in America.

Read the full piece on the NYTimes website.

Dr. Tweedy is the author of the forthcoming book Black Man in a White Coat: A Doctor’s Reflections on Race and Medicine.

by · Posted on May 15, 2015 in Diversity, Faculty Development, Medical Education · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Register today for K Club, Path to Independence courses – deadline is 5/18/15

The Office for Faculty Mentoring is accepting applications for two upcoming grant writing programs.

Applications are due next Mon., May 18.

Summer workshops prepare investigators for an October 2015 NIH Submission Deadline (or January 2016 deadline for AIDS-Related applications).  Course details can be found on The Office for Faculty Mentoring’s website.  For help with resubmissions or non-NIH grants, contact our office for resources.

Application Requirements—due May 18th

  • Specific aims page scientifically vetted by your mentor and/or departmental colleagues
  • Draft abstract
  • Initialed and signed Memorandum of Understanding (click here for Path to Independence Program MOU, click here for K Club MOU)

Important Dates, Program Period May 26, 2015 – Oct. 12, 2015

  • Class size is limited, and priority will be given to SoM faculty members.  Application closes May 18
  • Combined orientation and “Primer on Grant Preparation” Lecture May 26, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
  • NIH grant application due for internal review Aug. 1
  • Internal Peer Review Session (structured like an NIH Study Section!) Aug. 27, 8 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Application includes: specific aims, abstract, signed Memorandum of Understanding (click here for Path to Independence Program MOU, click here for K Club MOU)

Which program should I apply for?

Applications that are submitted after May 18 will not be considered.  Questions?  Contact Paige Smith at

by · Posted on May 11, 2015 in Faculty Development, Research, School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Grand Rounds 5/15/15: Clipp-Speer Visiting Professor on gender equity in academic medicine

Jagsi-Oncology(226)Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., May 15 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Clipp-Speer Visiting Professor Reshma Jagsi, MD, PhD, associate professor and deputy chair, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Michigan.

Dr. Jagsi will present Promoting Gender Equity and Success in Academic Medicine.

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).

by · Posted on May 8, 2015 in Diversity, Grand Rounds · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

University’s 2015 Faculty Survey: draft summary of key findings available

At its meeting this Thursday, the Academic Council of Duke University will discuss the preliminary report of the results of the 2015 Faculty Satisfaction Survey.

The 2015 Faculty Survey was administered to all regular rank faculty at Duke University between December 11, 2014 and February 10, 2015.

“We appreciate all those faculty – 65% of the non‐clinical faculty, 48% clinical, overall 56% – who responded to the survey,” said the authors of the summary report, Sally Kornbluth, PhD, provost; Nancy B. Allen, MD, vice provost for faculty diversity and faculty development; and David Jamieson‐Drake, director of institutional research.

Members of the Duke faculty may view a draft summary of key findings from the survey: download this memo.

by · Posted on May 6, 2015 in Faculty Development · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

5/6 and 5/12/15: Peer mentoring sessions

The Department of Medicine Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM) invites all faculty to a two-session presentation for Basic Science Peer Mentoring led by Emily S. Mazure, MSI, AHIP, Biomedical Research Liaison Librarian, Duke University Medical Center Library & Archives.

Session 1:
An Introduction to the NIH Public Access Policy, the New NIH Biosketch Format and the Systems Involved

Wednesday, May 6, 2015
12-1 p.m.
DoM Chair’s Conference Room 1103, Duke North

This session will cover:

  • What is the NIH Public Access Policy
  • Overview of the process of managing compliance
  • What are the changes to the NIH Biosketch Format
  • Introduction of the systems involved and how they interact

Session 2:
Managing Compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy and Using SciENcv to Manage your NIH Biosketches

Tuesday, May 12, 2015
208 CARL Bldg (directions below)

This session will cover:

  • Process for managing citations in My Bibliography
  • How to submit articles to NIHMS
  • How to create a biosketch using SciENcv

All are welcome for sessions and lunch. Please RSVP to Jarrett Spence,

208 CARL Bldg – Walk pass the Dept of Medicine Chair’s Office in Duke North, through the breezeway, pass the elevators, through the door, and conference room is the second door on the left.

by · Posted on May 5, 2015 in Events, Faculty Development · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

4/8/15: Peer mentoring session on the future of the clinician-researcher

The Mid-Career Peer Mentoring group will host Eugene Oddone, MD, MHS, professor of medicine (General Internal Medicine), for a session on Wed., April 8 from 12-1 p.m. in the Chair’s Conference Room 1103DN.

Dr. Oddone will discuss “The current status and future of the clinician-researcher career.”

Lunch will be served; please RSVP to Jarrett Spence,

This event is sponsored by the Program for Women in Internal Medicine. All are welcome.

by · Posted on April 7, 2015 in Events, General Internal Medicine, Peer Mentoring · Read full story · Comments { 0 }