The School of Medicine's Clinical Research Day brings together faculty, staff, trainees, and students to celebrate clinical research and the vast and diverse array of activities taking place across our campus, and to encourage collaborations.

Thursday, May 17
4:00 - 7:30 p.m.
Great Hall, Trent Semans Center 

All faculty, clinical research staff, trainees, and students welcome!


Refreshments available throughout the event.





4:00 – 5:15 p.m.  

Resident/Fellow Poster Competition 
Registration/Information Tables 

5:15 – 5:25 p.m.  

Welcome Remarks and Poster Awards Presentation
Dean Mary E. Klotman

5:25 – 5:35 p.m.  

Research Without Walls
Adrian Hernandez, MD, MHS, Vice Dean for Clinical Research

5:35 – 6:00 p.m.  

Tom Insel, MD

Innovation Speaker Series Logo

Sponsored by School of Medicine, Duke Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative, and LaunchBio

"How Will Digital Technologies Transform Health Care?"
Tom Insel, MD, Co-founder and President, Mindstrong Health

6:00 – 6:15 p.m.

Gary G. Bennett, PhD


"Digital Obesity Treatments for High Risk Patients in Primary Care" 

Gary G. Bennett, PhD
Bishop-MacDermott Family Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience,
   Global Health & Medicine
Duke University


6:15 - 6:30 p.m.

Heather Whitson, MD

“Of Sight and Mind: The Interface of Vision and Cognition in Late Life”

Heather E. Whitson, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) & Ophthalmology
Deputy Director, Duke Aging Center
Duke University School of Medicine & Durham VA Geriatrics Research,
   Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

6:30 – 6:45 p.m.

Yousuf Zafar, MD

“Building a Bridge to Affordable Cancer Care”

Yousuf Zafar, MD, MHS
Associate Professor of Medicine and Public Policy,
Director, Center for Applied Cancer Health Policy
 Member, Duke Cancer Institute


6:45 – 7:00 p.m.

Charlene Wong, MD

“Health Engagement: Activating People with Personal Data and Incentives” 

Charlene Wong, MD, MSHP
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Member, Duke Clinical Research Institute
Member, Duke-Margolis Center for Health Policy
Member, Duke Children’s Health & Discovery Initiative

7:00 – 7:25 p.m.

Panel Discussion
Moderated by Eric Peterson, MD, MPH
Executive Director, Duke Clinical Research Institute

7:25 – 7:30 p.m.

Closing Remarks


CME CREDIT STATEMENT: Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development designates this educational activity for a maximum of 1.75 AMA PRA Category 1(TM) credit(s). Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

JA Accreditation Statement: In support of improving patient care, the Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education and Professional Development is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), to provide continuing education for the health care team.