OPSD Resources

The goals of the Office of Physician-Scientist Development are to:
  • Develop a sustainable pipeline for physician-scientists in the School of Medicine
  • Coordinate physician-scientist development and community across the School of Medicine
  • Provide infrastructure and resources for physician-scientists in the School of Medicine
  • Increase the number of MDs and MD/PhDs who pursue, succeed, and are retained in basic, clinical, and translational research

The following list provides several links to sign up for newsletters or view funding opportunities at Duke, NIH, and other FOAs. 

  • Dr. Dee Gunn, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, distributes a weekly list of recently released NIH and other FOAs. To be added to the distribution list, email michael.gunn@duke.edu and make your request in the body of the email.
  • The Duke Office of Research and Innovation distributes an online newsletter on the latest funding news and information, both internal and external to Duke. To view the newsletter and sign up to receive the newsletter via email, visit https://researchfunding.duke.edu/
  • The Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute offers a number of accelerator funding opportunities at the following link: https://ctsi.duke.edu/funding

Volume 4, Issue 12 (December 2023)

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Volume 4, Issue 10 (October 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 9 (September 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 8 (August 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 7 (July 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 6 (June 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 5 (May 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 4 (April 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 3 (March 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 2 (February 2023)

Volume 4, Issue 1 (January 2023)

Volume 3 (2022)

Volume 3, Issue 12 (December 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 11 (November 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 10 (October 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 9 (September 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 8 (August 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 7 (July 2022)

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Volume 3, Issue 5 (May 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 4 (April 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 3 (March 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 2 (February 2022)

Volume 3, Issue 1 (January 2022)

Volume 2 (2021)

Volume 2, Issue 12 (December 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 11 (November 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 10 (October 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 9 (September 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 8 (August 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 7 (July 2021)

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Volume 2, Issue 5 (May 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 4 (April 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 3 (March 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 2 (February 2021)

Volume 2, Issue 1 (January 2021)

Volume 1 (2020)

Volume 1, Issue 12 (December 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 11 (November 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 10 (October 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 9 (September 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 8 (August 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 7 (July 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 6 (June 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 5 (May 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 4 (April 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 3 (March 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 2 (February 2020)

Volume 1, Issue 1 (January 2020)

The Research Careers Ahead! Professional Development Series aims to inspire students, trainees and junior faculty to embrace a research career.  Each session will equip participants with knowledge and skills needed to develop a robust research program as well as provide an opportunity for professional networking with other scientists. 

If you have a topic, speaker or idea you would like to share, please contact us.


March 27, 2024, 4:00-5:00pm

Tips for Effective Data Visualization Eric Monson, PhD; Data Visualization Specialist, Duke Libraries Center for Data and Visualization Sciences

View prior sessions:

How to Budget and Manage Grant Finances  Deborah Martin, MA; Director, Research Administrator, Research Administration Support Resource (RASR) (December 13, 2023)

The purpose of this session was to provide an overview of how to budget for a grant application and manage finances once the project is awarded.

Journey of a Physician-Scientist: A Conversation with Jennifer Grandis Jennifer Grandis, MD; Professor of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Associate Vice Chancellor for Clinical and Translational Research, University of California at San Francisco (September 27, 2023)

Join Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, Associate Dean for Physician-Scientist Development, for an informal interview and conversation about Dr. Grandis’ journey as a surgeon-scientist, her challenges and successes, how she has maintained work/life balance, and her work on gender equity in academic medicine.

Publishing Your Science: Finding the Right Journal, Preparing Your Submission, and Understanding Peer Review  Jillian Hurst, MD; Assistant Professor of Pediatrics (August 23, 2023)

This presentation covers publishing models, considerations when preparing your manuscript to submission, and understanding how peer review works, including different editorial models and the main components of the peer review process. 

Mechanics of Writing a Compelling Grant: What Reviewers Want to See and How to Give it to Them  Dee Gunn, MD, Professor of Medicine and Immunology, Duke University (June 28, 2023)

Dr. Gunn offers a blueprint for writing the specific aims page of an NIH grant as well additional tips and guidance.

Strategies for Navigating the Academic Job Market  Andrew Landstrom, MD, Associate Professor of Pediatrics, Duke University (May 24, 2023)

Dr. Landstrom focuses on practical tips and advice on the transition from the end of training to a faculty position from a first-hand perspective. 

How to Effectively Use Social Media for Public Engagement in Science  Matthew Sparks, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine and Program Director, Nephrology Fellowship (April 26, 2023)

This session will focus on how to use modern communication skills to not only promote your science, but also to propel your career.

Tips for Writing an Effective Abstract  Samantha Kaplan, PhD; Research and Education Liaison Librarian to the School of Medicine, Duke Medical Center Library (March 22, 2023)

When you search PubMed (or most databases), did you know you’re only searching the title, abstract and keywords? That’s why it’s so important to write an effective, concise, and clear abstract! Watch this session to understand how abstracts help people find your paper, learn how to pick keywords, and think about how to refine your abstract writing skills.

Tips for Effective Academic Posters  Eric Monson, PhD; Data Visualization Specialist, Duke Libraries Center for Data and Visualization Sciences

Poster sessions are an incredible opportunity to share our work with a broader audience, get feedback, and network with our peers, as well as potential employers, funders, and collaborators. Our careers often depend on performing well in these exciting and often chaotic venues, but few of us are trained in graphic design and visual storytelling! In this talk, I will present some principles for creating an effective academic poster and introduce you to a group critique process that should help you tell your story more clearly and stand out from the crowd.