School of Medicine Centers and Institutes


Brain Imaging & Analysis Center (BIAC)

Center for Genomic & Computational Biology

Center for Human Disease Modeling

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

Duke Cancer Institute 

Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

Duke Global Health Institute

Duke Human Vaccine Institute

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences 

Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI)

Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities & History of Medicine


Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC)

Faculty members are leaders in imaging methodology development, in analysis techniques, as well as in their application in cognitive and clinical neurosciences. In addition, BIAC offers imaging service to other imaging faculty members on campus and at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Center for Genomic & Computational Biology

The mission of GCB is to foster excellence in genomics and computational biology across Duke’s campus through research collaborations, educational activities, and core facilities. We are passionate about interdisciplinary research that dissolves the distinction between the wet lab and quantitative analysis. Our educational programs support undergraduates, graduate students, and senior researchers with a variety of classes, hands-on workshops, and research opportunities. We operate six core facilities that provide expertise and services in genomic and computational technologies and in data analysis.

Center for Human Disease Modeling

The Center for Human Disease Modeling represents a new, hybrid activity on the Duke Campus that bridges genetics, genomics, cell biology, and clinical investigation. The primary mission of the Center is to develop and implement biological assays to understand genetic variation discovered in patients and to facilitate the use of such data to improve clinical outcomes.

Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development

One of five centers for aging research established by the Surgeon General of the United States in 1955. It is the only continuously funded member of the original group. With more than 126 Faculty (Senior Fellows) and core staff members garnering and more than $20 million in annual age-related research funding, it remains a vital national resource for the study of aging.


Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

The world's largest academic clinical research organization, is known for conducting groundbreaking multinational clinical trials, managing major national patient registries, and performing landmark outcomes research. DCRI research spans multiple disciplines, from pediatrics to geriatrics, primary care to subspecialty medicine, and genomics to proteomics.

The DCRI also is home to the Duke Databank for Cardiovascular Diseases, the largest and oldest institutional cardiovascular database in the world, which continues to inform clinical decision-making 40 years after its founding.

Duke Cancer Institute

By uniting hundreds of cancer physicians, researchers, educators, and staff across the medical center, medical school, and health system under a shared administrative structure, the DCI offers unprecedented opportunities for teamwork among the scientists in our labs and caregivers in our hospitals and clinics.


Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)

Works to reduce health disparities in our local community and worldwide. DGHI recognizes that many global health problems stem from economic, social, environmental, political and health care inequalities, It brings together interdisciplinary teams to solve complex health problems and to train the next generation of global health scholars.


Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI)

By focusing on the “bottlenecks” for the development of HIV, TB, and other vaccines, DHVI investigators are poised to make major new contributions to global health challenges.


Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)

Brings together a diverse community of academics from the biomedical sciences, social sciences, physical sciences, humanities, law, business, public policy, mathematics, computer science and engineering. (This institute organizationally falls under the leadership of the Provost.)


Duke Molecular Physiology Institute

Produces integrated multi-omics and physiologic profiles of chronic human diseases, and uses such profiles to develop new disease detection strategies, novel therapies, and insights into disease mechanisms.


Duke Translational Medicine Institute (DTMI)

Duke’s academic home for the clinical and translational research community. It is an integrated support structure that provides resources and training and facilitates collaborative research in clinical and translational research. 


Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine

Committed to the critical examination of ethical and social issues in the practice of medicine, the process of research and the distribution of resources to improve health.