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 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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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 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 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 Medicine Institute (DTMI)

The DTMI is 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. 

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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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