Meet the Team


Cathleen Colon-Emeric, MD, MHS

Associate Dean for Faculty Research Mentoring




Dr. Colon -Emeric is a Professor of Medicine, a senior fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development, and the Associate Director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Durham VA. She has a lonstanding passion for and experience mentoring faculty and trainees in the Schools of Medicine and Nursing. She directs the Duke Pepper Center Research Education Core, won the 2017 Clinical Science Research Mentoring Award, and is a recipient of the Duke Health Scholars Award.


Holly Hough, PhD

Program Director




Dr. Hough is Program Director with the Office of Research Mentoring and a Research Program Leader with the Duke Office of Clinical Research. 




Susanne M. Harris

Program Coordinator


Ms. Harris provides support for the Office for Research Mentoring. She is also the Program Coordinator for the Duke Geriatrics Medicine Fellowship and the Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship. 


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