The Office of Physician-Scientist Development (OPSD) in the Duke University School of Medicine assists trainees across the career spectrum (medical students, residents and fellows, and junior faculty) by providing information and programming on career development activities such as grant writing, mentoring, leadership development, and funding opportunities. Our office also coordinates physician-scientist training efforts across departments, centers, institutes, and related offices within School of Medicine.

Join us January 22, 2020 for the 3rd Annual Duke School of Medicine Physician-Scientist Symposium and Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Lecture

The half-day event (12-5pm) will feature short talks and poster presentations by all levels of physician-scientist trainees and junior faculty; a presentation on the physician-scientist workforce by Kay Lund, PhD, Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce at NIH; and a keynote address by Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Ward Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.  REGISTER HERE

Symposium Agenda:

12:00 - Check In and Lunch

12:30 - Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:35 - State of the Program Address

12:50 – Flash Talks

  •  Vivian Lei, MS3, Dermatology
  •  Noelle Younge, MD, Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
  •  Megan Kelly, GS4, Biochemistry, MSTP
  •  Jordan Pomeroy, MD, PhD, Fellow, Department of Medicine

1:30 -  Strategies to Recruit and Retain Physicians in the NIH Funded Physician-Scientist Workforce

             P. Kay Lund, PhD, Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce

             National Institutes of Health (NIH)

2:00 - Break

2:10 – Flash Talks

  • Mark Draelos, MS4, Ophthalmology, MSTP
  • Anna Williams, MD, Resident, Department of Pediatrics
  • Muath Bishawi, MD, Resident, Department of Surgery
  • Nellie Farrow, MD, Resident, Department of Surgery

2:50pm - Poster Session and Reception

3:45 – Introduction of Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Lecture

            Dr. Mary Klotman, Dean of the School of Medicine

4:00 – Dr. Nancy C. Andrews Keynote Lecture "Complexity of Single Gene Disorders"

            Elizabeth McNally MD PhD, Elizabeth Ward Professor

            Director of the Center for Genetic Medicine

            Northwestern University, Feinberg School of Medicine

5:00pm -Presentation of Poster Awards and Closing Remarks




Applications are now being accepted for the Strong Start Award and Technician Support Award.  Application Deadline:  February 1, 2020

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