Centers and Institutes

Brain Imaging and Analysis Center (BIAC)

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

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Center for Genomic & Computational Biology (GCB)

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

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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.

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Center for Population Health Sciences

The Center for Population Health Sciences was launched in February 2016 with the goal identifying determinants of health and the most effective means for improving health. This multi-disciplinary center will comprise faculty members from a variety of disciplines including epidemiology, health services research and policy, health economics, health measurement and behavior, and implementation science who share an interest in answering complex questions about the drivers of health in populations. The center will foster active collaborations with the Duke Margolis Center for Health Policy, the Duke Global Health Institute, the Center for Community and Population Health Improvement, the Duke Clinical Research Institute, the Duke University Health System, and other entities engaged in the science of population health.

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, the center is the only continuously funded member of the original group. With more than 126 faculty members (senior fellows) and core staff members and more than $20 million in annual age-related research funding, it remains a vital national resource for the study of aging.

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Clinical & Translational Science Institute

The Clinical & Translational Science Institute is the administrative home for the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) and will oversee and integrate CTSA core services into the fabric of translational science at Duke.  It will focus on leveraging the vast research resources at Duke University and facilitating collaborations that provide or enhance the infrastructure, education, and resources needed to take promising ideas from concept, through development and testing, and into patient care.

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Duke Cancer Institute (DCI)

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 laboratory scientists and health care providers caregivers in Duke hospitals and clinics.

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Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI)

The world's largest academic clinical research organization, the DCRI is known for conducting groundbreaking multi-national 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. 

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Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI)

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

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Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI)

The Duke Human Vaccine Institute (DHVI) has established a place of national and international leadership in the fight against major infectious diseases.  The DHVI plays an integral leadership role in the Global HIV/AIDS Vaccine Enterprise and is a pioneer in emerging infections and biodefense research.

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Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS)

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) is a cross-school, campus-wide, interdisciplinary institute at Duke University with a commitment to building an interactive community of brain science research and scholarship. DIBS encourages innovation and collaboration that transcend the boundaries of traditional disciplines, bringing together a diverse community of academics from biomedical science, social science, physical science, humanities, law, business, public policy, mathematics, computer science and engineering.  

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Duke Molecular Physiology Institute (DMPI)

The DMPI 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.

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Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI)

The Duke Translational Research Institute (DTRI) is a cross-institutional collection of resources and people that creates and builds major programs in translational research and is responsible for operationalizing the translational programs across Duke. Key program areas include project management and consultation services, pilot funding, cell therapies, translational population research, molecular therapy, data science, and biobanking.

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MEDx

MEDx (Medicine + Engineering at Duke) fosters the exchange of ideas and creates research opportunities between physicians, engineers, computer scientists, researchers and innovators. It promotes the training of the next generation of researchers and clinicians to work symbiotically on new solutions to complex clinical problems. And it works to develop strategic commercialization opportunities to translate research advances into effective devices, therapeutics and care delivery systems.

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Regeneration Next

Regeneration Next is a Duke University School of Medicine initiative with the goals to advance discovery research and education in the broad field of tissue regeneration for faculty, trainees, and staff throughout the Duke University campus, and to enable translational applications for regenerative medicine.

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Trent Center for Bioethics, Humanities and History of Medicine

The Trent Center is 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.

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