No clinical trial had ever asked what happened when LDL levels get below 70 because, said Dr. Robert Califf, a Duke cardiologist and the study chairman, “many people were nervous about going this low and imagined a lot of possible toxicities.”
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Reminder: Applications for the Chair’s Research Award are due Jan. 5, 2015.
The Department of Medicine is taking applications for the 2015 Chair’s Research Award, which funds junior investigators making the transition to becoming independent scientists prior to their acquisition of extramural funding.
The School of Medicine has announced a call for applications for the Faculty Flex Voucher Pilot 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.
Application deadline for the 2014 program is Fri., Oct. 31, 2014.
The Duke School of Medicine Office for Faculty Mentoring offers two grant writing programs to help faculty refine grant applications as they write them.
The Path to Independence Program for assistant professors consists of structured reviews and feedback from experienced senior faculty. Participation requires a commitment to attend each of the essential program components. Additional information on program commitments, eligibility and timeline can be found here. The current application cycle will serve faculty who are submitting RPG applications (R01, R03, R21) to NIH IN FebRUARY 2015 or DOD applications during the summer or early fall of 2015. Please apply for this program no later than Sept. 19, 2014.
K Club, offered three times a year, is designed to assist junior faculty and fellows in the preparation of Career Development (NIH K) award applications. Consisting of a two-part seminar series and structured reviews of your application from senior faculty, this program requires a commitment to attend each of the essential program components. Additional information can be found here. The current application cycle will serve those who are submitting applications to NIH in June 2015. Please apply for this program no later than Sept. 19, 2014.
Important Dates, Program Period September 29, 2014-February 12, 2015
- Fall class size is limited, and priority will be given to SoM faculty members. Application closes Sept. 19**
- Combined orientation and “Primer on Grant Preparation” Lecture Sept. 29, 5:00-7:30 pm
- NIH grant application due for internal review Dec. 1
- Internal Peer Review Session (structured like an NIH Study Section!) Dec. 18, 8:00 am-1:00 pm
- Application includes: specific aims, abstract, signed Memorandum of Understanding (click here for Path to Independence Program MOU, click here for K Club MOU)
** Please note the deadline extension. Applications that are submitted after September 19th will not be considered. Questions? Contact Paige Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more faculty development resources, support offerings and tools, check out the Resources and Support page on MedicineNews.
Take a moment to check out Duke Translational Medicine Institute‘s story about a translational research collaboration between Duke and UNC:
The Duke University Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI) and the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences Institute (NC TraCS) are launching a new program to award $50,000 grants for translational research projects that involve co-investigators – one from Duke and one from UNC.
“I think that although we come from different ends of Tobacco Road and our different shades of blue compete passionately in sports, when it comes to translating medical progress and health care to the community, we can be very collaborative,” said Jennifer Li, MD, MHS, professor of pediatrics and medicine, and co-PI of the Duke Translational Medicine Institute.
The pilot program is supported by the more than $100 million in funding to NC TraCS and DTMI as the academic homes of the National Institutes of Health’s Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) at UNC Chapel Hill and Duke University.
The new grants from the UNC and Duke CTSAs will encourage and facilitate novel clinical and translational research that applies or accelerates discovery into testing in clinical or population settings. They will place particular emphasis on cross-disciplinary discovery science research addressing the development of therapies, diagnostics or devices applicable to human disease and clinical trials.
The new program will award funding to projects that demonstrate high translational potential with a clear path to subsequent grant support, new company formation, licensing, not-for-profit partnering, or other channels. The deadline for proposals is October 31, 2014.
The Mid-Career Peer Mentoring group is hosting Megan Von Isenburg, associate director of Duke Medical Center Library and Archives, to discuss “Library Resources for Researchers and Educators.”
The session will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Mon., Sept. 15 in 208 Carl Building. Lunch will be served.
Please reserve a seat by emailing email@example.com.
This event is sponsored by the Program for Women in Internal Medicine. All are welcome.
Registration is now open for the next Writing from the Reader’s Perspective workshop, presented by George D. Gopen, JD, PhD, professor emeritus of the practice of rhetoric in the Department of English.
The workshop meets 2:30-5:30 pm on Tuesdays, Oct. 14, 21, 28 and Nov. 4 in Medical Student Amphitheater, Duke South.
Space is limited and this seminar fills up quickly – sign up today. This 12-hour seminar is split into four sessions. Participants should plan to attend all 4 parts. Registration is on a first-come, first-served basis and faculty will be given priority. If you have questions or need any additional information, please contact Jessica Womack at 919-684-4139 or Jessica.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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SOM Faculty Development – Current schedule
- Oct. 9: New Faculty Orientation
- Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4: George Gopen seminars, Writing from the Reader's Perspective
- Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 20: Financial Boot Camp
- Integrating Transcriptomic , Genomic and Epigenomic Information to Characterize Signatures of Lynphomas
- Immunology Seminar Series
- "Exploring multi-domain protein unfolding and refolding using single-molecule experiments and simulations"
- Scholars@Duke December User Group Meeting
- Public-Private Partnerships and Global Health; International/Global Health, Health Care Access, Tuberculosis
- Scratching beneath the surface of itch, touch and pain
- NIH - mHealth Tools for Individuals with Chronic Conditions to Promote Effective Patient-Provider Communication, Adherence to Treatment and Self-Management (R01, R21)
- NIH - Mentored Research Scientist Development Award (Parent K01)
- NIH - Midcareer Investigator Award in Patient-Oriented Research (Parent K24)
- NIH - Long-Term Outcomes of Bariatric Surgery Using Large Datasets (R01)
- American Association for Cancer Research - Landon Foundation-AACR INNOVATOR Award for Cancer Prevention Research
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