The inaugural Duke University School of Medicine Research Week was held Monday, October 14 through Thursday, October 17, 2019 on the sixth floor of the Trent Semans Center for Health Education.  

Activities for the week included presentations from four School of Medicine faculty members, a Duke Office of Scientific Integrity (DOSI) Research Town Hall, the Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecture, Innovation Jam, a Clinical Keynote Lecture, and a poster session featuring the research of residents, trainees and PhD students from clinical and basic science departments.


School of Medicine Faculty Lectures



"Is it Really Cancer? Creating a Framework for Treatment De-escalation"
Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH, Mary and Deryl Hart Professor of Surgery
Speaker Q&A




"Nutrition and the Human Gut Microbiome"
Lawrence David, PhD, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology 
Speaker Q&A




"Harnessing the Host Response to Infectious Diseases"
Chris Woods, MD, Professor of Medicine
Speaker Q&A




"Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory"
Svati Shah, MD, MHS, Associate Dean and Director of the Duke Precision Genomics Collaboratory



Duke Office of Scientific Integrity Research Town Hall

Why Mentors Matter? How to Build Responsible Mentoring in Research


Robert J. Lefkowitz, MD, Distinguished Lecture



"Inner Workings of Brains and Channelrhodopsins"
Karl Deisseroth, MD, PhD
D. H. Chen Professor, Professor of Bioengineering
and of Psychiatry and of Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University



Innovation Jam

Presented by Duke Institute for Health Innovations

Poster Session

Basic Science and Clinical Research posters presented by medical students, residents, fellows, PhD students and postdoctoral appointees.

Clinical Research Keynote Lecture




“From Genes and Genomes to Biology and Health”
Richard Lifton, MD, PhD, President, The Rockefeller University



CREDIT STATEMENT:  Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & Professional Development designates this educational activity for a maximum 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s).TM  Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
JA Accreditation Statement:  In support of improving patient care, Duke University Health System Department of Clinical Education & 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.