Physician-Scientist Strong Start Program

In an effort to support young physician-scientists transitioning to independence, the Duke Strong Start Program is designed to support the careers of young, laboratory-based physician-scientists at Duke through substantive mentoring and financial resources.

This goal of this program is to nurture the careers of junior faculty who are laboratory-based physician-scientists at Duke. By offering substantive mentoring and financial resources, this award will support junior, physician-scientist faculty during a critical period of their career, the transition to research independence.

This award program is lead by the Office of Physician Scientist Development (OPSD) and intentionally designed to integrate with other Duke initiatives that train physician-scientists at even earlier points in their career, such as the Medical Scientist Training Program (MD-PhD students), Departmental Physician-Scientist Training Programs, and the Lefkowitz Society (clinical residents and fellows). In this way, the “Strong Start” Award Program will ensure that Duke University School of Medicine remains a leader in the training of outstanding physician-scientists, a group uniquely committed to the advancement of the medical sciences in our own community and in the nation.

Leadership

Professor of Medicine

Metrics

Strong Start Metrics 2021
*As of 2021

Current Scholars

Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Medical Instructor in the Department of Radiation Oncology
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Medical Instructor in the Department of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Jean and George W. Brumley, Jr., M.D. Assistant Professor of Pediatrics
Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Medicine

Alumni

Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Surgery
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Associate Professor of Medicine
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Dermatology
Butler Harris Assistant Professor in Radiation Oncology