OPSD Resources

Monday, May 11, 2020
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The Office of Physician-Scientist Development has compiled the following list of resources for our trainees and medical students, including funding opportunities, online curriculum, virtual conferences and research opportunities.  For questions or additional information, please email the OPSD at opsd@dm.duke.edu



COVID-19  Flexibilities

Got Questions? We've Got Answers! The NIH and its individual Institutes/Centers offer an array of Frequently Asked Questions (and Answers) in response to inquiries on policies and programs affecting the grants process. Bookmark this page for future reference and watch for updates.

Conducting Research and Work Remotely

Duke University: Tips for working remotely
Duke Today: How to get started working remotely
Duke University: FAQs
Duke University: Information on conducting research
Harvard Business Review: Adjusting to remote work during the coronavirus crisis

NIGMS Support

To assist with virtual learning during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’d like to remind you of the valuable resources NIGMS supports for our trainee and educator communities. These resources apply to all levels, ranging from community college students to faculty.

Clearinghouse for Training Modules to Enhance Data Reproducibility
A variety of free training modules, workshops, and online courses aimed at enhancing rigor and reproducibility in research.

A collection of high-quality, free online videos of scientists talking about their research, career paths, and related topics. Several complete courses are also available in areas including experimental design, microscopy, and image analysis. iBiology also has resources for flipped-classroom teaching.

National Research Mentoring Network 
A free, web-based platform designed to help undergraduates, graduate students, and postdocs connect professionally through online mentoring and networking activities.

In addition to the NIGMS resources listed above, be sure to visit the NIH Office of Intramural Training & Education’s resources for trainees, the National Library of Medicine’s Training and Outreach webpage, and the classroom resources  offered through the National Science Foundation’s website. If you’re a parent or teacher of pre-K through grade 12 children, NIGMS also offers virtual learning for younger students.

NIGMS Virtual Learning Resources

NIGMS Webinar Series

NIH NIGMS is pleased to announce a new webinar series for students, postdocs, and faculty. Each hour-long webinar will include a 10- to 15-minute presentation by the speaker followed by a moderated question and answer session. Our hope is that these webinars will enhance our trainees’ ongoing learning experiences.  Recordings will be posted on the NIGMS website following each webinar.

Are you curious about the overlap of health IT and research?

The Regenstrief Institute of Indiana University is offering 3 online continuing education classes starting June 15, 2020, on the topics of quality improvement, public health IT, and terminology in health care and public health settings. All materials were originally created and funded by the Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) and are available on their website.

The classes are free of charge and will be held via Zoom once weekly through the end of August; a certificate of completion is available for participants who meet attendance requirements.

Interested? Sign up here. The training is open to all Duke faculty and staff, but please be sure to note on the registration form under item 4 (CTSA/Organization) that you are affiliated with the Duke CTSA