Precision Genomics Collaboratory News

PGC Announces Student Pilot Grant Awardees

The Duke University School of Medicine Office of Biomedical and Graduate Education (OBGE) and Precision Genomics Collaboratory awarded 14 pilot grants of $2,000 each to SOM Biomedical PhD students. The goal of these grants is to support our students in scientific and educational efforts to bolster their graduate training experiences. These awards will help further research in a broad array of topics including single cell sequencing, changes in the brain due to drug use, and RNA sequencing. It will also help cover costs to attend courses and conferences around the world.

Simon Gregory among School of Medicine’s 2024 Distinguished Professors

This spring, 18 faculty members in the Duke University School of Medicine have been awarded distinguished professorships. The new distinguished professors will be honored at the annual distinguished professorship event on May 23.   

In total, 32 new distinguished professors across Duke University were approved by the Board of Trustees in February. 

Distinguished professorships are awarded to faculty who have demonstrated extraordinary scholarship in advancing science and improving human health.   

Research Triangle Universities Team Up to Unravel Cellular Mysteries

Duke University, in collaboration with the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and ​​​NC​​ State University, has received a three-year, $3 million grant from the Chan​ ​Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) to map and manipulate the unseen complexities of biological networks, with a focus on kinases.

The Nose Knows: Nasal Microbiome Insights Could Prevent Childhood Infections

Children under age five face an average of six to eight respiratory infections a year. As we age, we develop the ability to ward off more infections, but for the younger population, these respiratory infections are often become serious, even life-threatening. Globally, over 700,000 kids die each year of pneumonia.