Investigate human physiology, pathophysiology and pharmacology using tools of cardiovascular/respiratory physiology, molecular pharmacology, neurobiology, and environmental science. This program excludes Orthopedic Surgery which is covered under the Biomedical Engineering and Surgery program.
Address problems in basic or clinical neuroscience that lead to improved understanding or treatment of mental illness.
Application of quantitative and analytical methods to study physiology of cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems. Orthopedic clinical and basic science projects are covered in this program.
Study animal and cell physiology and genetics as they apply to diseases of the cardiovascular system.
Undertake clinical research using methods and techniques of biostatistics and related disciplines.
Designed to provide a foundation in public health, prevention, and assessment and management of the issues impacting the well-being of populations.
Conduct interdisciplinary research on a topic related to health and health disparities in a global context, such as infectious diseases, epidemiology, clinical microbiology, translational medicine and social science. Students may also choose to pursue the Duke Master of Science in Global Health
Investigate human genetic disease through molecular biology, gene therapy, experimental systems, or statistical modeling.
The intent of creating a dedicated medical education research track is to train future medical education scholars by incorporating a rigorous quantitative education research experience with didactic training and practical experience in educational theory and research skills.
Offers a multidisciplinary opportunity for students to explore topics in medical history, ethics, theology, and other fields within the medical humanities.
Explore molecular mechanisms of microbial pathogenesis or clinical aspects of infectious diseases.
In-depth basic science or translational research experience in one of four sub-tracks.
Investigate basic and clinical neurosciences, including molecular/cellular neuroscience, neuroimaging, developmental neurobiology, systems/cognitive neuroscience, and neurobiology of disease.
Study the bases and treatments of visual disorders using molecular and cell biology, animal models of ocular disease and prospective and retrospective clinical investigations.
Pathology is the study of disease through the utilization of structural and functional changes to gain information about the human organism's response to injury. The goal of the Pathology Study Program is to provide the medical student with a thorough learning experience in pathology and laboratory medicine under the guidance of a senior faculty preceptor. The essential elements of this program are: a) independent, but guided, research experience (bench or library), and b) active participation in small group seminars.
This study program is available only to PCLT students.
Offers students committed to primary care an opportunity to develop skills needed for patient centered care and community-engaged, population-based practice
Studies in radiology and radiation oncology, with diverse projects ranging from animal models to FDA clinical trials and finally, clinical standard of care.