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School of Medicine Financial Boot Camp registration opens

Registration is now open for the next School of Medicine Financial Boot Camp – a multi-part series designed to help faculty understand core finance issues with a focus on medical school economics.

Sessions will be led by Executive Vice Dean Scott Gibson. Participants will first be introduced to core financial concepts such as the present value of money, rate of return, basic funds flow modeling for investment decisions, and evaluating the bottom line of investments. These concepts will then be applied to case studies in the medical school environment to look at how research is funded and how administrators evaluate new programs from a financial perspective. Focus will be given to understanding differences between Duke Medicine entities and how these variances are resolved. The ultimate goal is to build awareness of financial decision-making and to empower faculty to be able to fully engage in discussions about finances at the program, department, and school levels.

Sessions will be held in Classroom 4 in the Trent Semans Center Fri., April 10, 2015; 7:30-9 a.m.; Fri., April 24, 2015; 7:30-9 a.m.; and Fri., May 1, 2015; 7:30– 9:30 a.m. Participants must be able to attend all three sessions.

Registration: Learn more online or click here to register. Space is limited and registration is on a first-come, first-served basis. You MUST commit to attending all 3 sessions in order to register.

Questions? Contact Jessica Womack in the SoM Office for Faculty Development at 919-684-4139 or

by · Posted on March 5, 2015 in Faculty Development, School of Medicine · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Peer mentoring 3/9/15: Kevin Sowers on making your team feel valued

The Mid-Career Peer Mentoring group is hosting Kevin Sowers, RN, MSN, president of Duke University Hospital, to discuss “Making Your Team Feel Valued.”

The session will be held from 12-1 p.m. on Mon., March 9 in 208 Carl Building. Lunch will be served.

Please reserve a seat by emailing

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

by · Posted on February 16, 2015 in Events, Peer Mentoring · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

2/12/15: MRRC event on building a professional reputation

The Department of Medicine’s Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee will host a presentation and dinner from 5:30-6:30 p.m. on Thur., Feb. 12 in Duke North Room 1308.

The guest speaker is Crystal Tyson, MD, medical instructor (Nephrology). Dr. Tyson will present “Building a Professional Reputation Inside and Outside Your Institution.”

Dinner will be served. To reserve a seat, email LaVerne Johnson-Pruden,

by · Posted on February 5, 2015 in Diversity, Events, Nephrology · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Apply for Master of Management in Clinical Informatics program

Learn about Duke’s Master of Management in Clinical Informatics (MMCi) program at an information session Thurs., Feb. 5 at 5:30 pm in Duke Medicine Pavilion room 2W96.

The MMCi program is designed to meet the need for informatics-trained clinicians, IT professionals, and administrators. MMCi offers a unique curriculum of health informatics and business to give its graduates the skills to thoughtfully consider how informatics and technology are used in health care and to address the challenges of cost and quality.

The Department of Medicine, in partnership with PDC and the health system, will cover the cost for Medicine faculty members selected to participate in the program.

The MMCi program is offered for working professionals with classes every other Friday and Saturday for 12 months, on-site at Duke. The program is currently accepting applications for August 2015 start.

Learn more at

Information Session

  • Thurs., Feb. 5, 2015 from 5:30 p.m to 7 p.m.
  • Duke Medicine Pavilion 2nd Floor – Room 2W96
  • Drop-in, meet MMCi faculty and alumni
  • Jeff Ferranti, MD and Kevin Schulman, MD and  MMCi faculty and program staff will discuss the program

For more information contact Randy Sears, MMCi Operations –

by · Posted on February 4, 2015 in Faculty Development, Faculty Development Opportunities · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

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.

by · Posted on January 29, 2015 in Research Support, School of Medicine · 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 }

Grand Rounds 1/16/15: Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Speaker

Medicine Grand Rounds on Fri., Jan. 16 at 8 a.m. in Duke Hospital room 2002 will feature Courtney Fitzhugh, MD, assistant clinical investigator, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute. 

Dr. Fitzhugh is the 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Speaker. She will present Reversal and Prevention of Organ Damage to Reduce Mortality in Patients with Sickle Cell Disease.

The 2015 Martin Luther King Jr. Distinguished Speaker is sponsored by the Minority Recruitment and Retention Committee.

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 January 12, 2015 in Faculty Development, Grand Rounds · Read full story · Comments { 0 }

1/23/15: Duke media training workshop

Duke’s Office of News & Communications will sponsor a media training workshop on Fri., Jan. 23 from 9-11:30 a.m. in Room 04 of the Sanford School of Public Policy.

The annual workshop has trained hundreds of faculty and other members of the campus community to interact effectively with the news media. This is the 12th year the workshop has been offered, and it will provide professors and others with advice on how to handle an interview and become a source for reporters; how to write an op-ed article; and how to balance media outreach with other academic priorities.

This year’s agenda is designed to be short and practical. It includes discussions with faculty who appear regularly in the media, as well as opportunities for several participants to sit in the TV “hot seat” for a mock interview.

Space is limited, so please RSVP by Jan. 16 to

by · Posted on January 8, 2015 in All things Duke, Events, Faculty Development, Media · Read full story · Comments { 0 }