Duke medical students have the unique opportunity to apply for the Chancellor’s Service Fellowship – a one-year interdisciplinary, mentored fellowship program focused on health-related community service and leadership development. The Fellowship program is designed to provide health services to underserved populations by facilitating opportunities for students to bring their project ideas to life through mentorship and funding. All projects benefit from the support and guidance of community and faculty members, along with the leadership of Chancellor Eugene Washington.
Past Chancellor’s Service Fellowship Projects
2020-2021 CSF Recipients
Tenancy Support Project (Tamar Chukrun, Nicky Chung, Rosalynd Mosser, Kira Niederhoffer, Willis Wong, Julian Xie): Recognizing the deep link between housing and healthcare and the unmet community need for longitudinal tenancy support, TSP proposes a partnership between students and newly housed individuals to help decrease chronic homelessness in Durham. TSP team members partner with the Duke Outpatient Clinic, Durham Homeless Care Transitions (DHCT) program, and Lincoln Community Health Center’s Healthcare for the Homeless clinic.
Juntos Pa’ Jovenes (Monica Alvarez, Sarah Freeman): Project to establish a centering-based approach to confronting common challenges facing Latino teens and their parents (e.g. communication between teenagers and their parents, improving mental health, and reducing cultural identity dissonance) at El Futuro in Durham.
Bull City Resilience Project (Hannah Lee (PA-S), Meghan Horio (PA-S)): With the goal of addressing and buffering the effects of adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) in the Durham Community, BCRP developed an after-school program for children at Eastway Elementary focused on teaching children social-emotional skills that promote resilience and provide them with tools they need to cope with adversity.
Duke HealthCARES (Sarah Grundy, Anna Paschall): Project with goal to improve health literacy, health outcomes, empowerment, and navigation, and guide the process of reintegration into community healthcare resources for formerly incarcerated women upon release by partnering with the North Carolina Correctional Institution of Women (NCCIW) in Raleigh, Interfaith Prison Ministry for Women (IPMW), and UNC Formerly Incarcerated Transition (FIT) Program. Medical students are partnered with recently-released women and together form SMART goals and work to identify barriers to obtaining care such as cost or transportation.
2019-2020 CSF Recipients
HealthLit (Reilly Dever & Will Sperduto): The goal of HealthLit is to promote child health literacy and positive, patient-centered medical visits through the design of an illustration-based book that helps families understand health concepts (preventative care, common illnesses, symptoms, diagnoses, treatments, and procedures). HealthLit also incorporates a volunteer program in which individuals serve as waiting room readers for children.
Stop the Bleed Durham (Ashley Choi, Lindsey Olivere, Hannah Martin, Daniel Cox): Stemming from a nationwide program started in response to the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Stop the Bleed seeks to provide Durham community members with appropriate training and basic knowledge that will empower them to intervene in a bleeding emergency until further medical assistance can be provided.
Duke Hot Spotting Initiative (Matthew Goodwin, Emily Barney, Norah Karlovich, Sachi Oshima, Lefko Charalambous): This initiative focuses on improving health maintenance and goal setting for underserved and socially complex patients, offering early meaningful clinical experiences to first-year medical students, and fostering interprofessional teamwork across multiple disciples.