The National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP), an interdisciplinary, community-partnered research program for physicians and nurses, has added a new institution to its prestigious consortium: Duke University.
“Duke is the perfect site to join us at this time,” said Linda Sarna, PhD, RN, FAAN, national board chair for the NCSP and dean of the UCLA School of Nursing. “They already have a strong community focus, and their nursing and medical schools are ranked among the top in the country.”
The NCSP was launched two years ago with four founding sites: UCLA, Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and University of Michigan. The program offers the opportunity for post-doctoral nurses (DNP and PhD) and physicians who have completed their clinical training to serve as leaders, researchers, and change agents in health care, community health, and public policy as full partners.
Marion E. Broome, PhD, RN, Dean of the Duke University School of Nursing and an NCSP program director, added “The Duke Schools of Nursing and Medicine have a rich tradition of collaboration in research, teaching, and practice. The NCSP program provides us with the opportunity to not only build upon our existing collaborations but to take them to a new level as we work to shape the next generation of healthcare scientists.”
Mary E. Klotman, MD, Dean of Duke University School of Medicine, concurred: “I am very pleased that Duke has joined this impressive group of our peers and our own Duke School of Nursing to facilitate this unique program. Our shared goal is to train and mentor physicians and nurses so they can impact our patients and community in the most positive way.”