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Duke’s Community of Scholars (CoS) seeks to connect trainees, share educational resources, and increase program efficiencies to enhance the career development of diverse scholars across Duke, enabling them to become successful researchers, mentors and leaders.

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Contact Stephanie Molner to join our distribution list and find out more about what’s coming down the COS pipeline.

Feeling a little lost when it comes to the research and publishing process? Let Wiley Researcher Academy help!

Wiley Researcher Academy is an online tool provides interactive instructional modules on over a dozen topics in research and publishing. Take one or take them all! Topics include but are not limited to: funding the project, selecting an appropriate journal, best practices for writing, manuscript submission, peer review, managing research data, and much more! Please note: you must be on the Duke Network or connected via VPN in order to first set up your Wiley Researcher Academy Account. Registration is required, but accounts are free to Duke Affiliates. Contact the library if you'd like a brief demo for your group, or watch the overview video that Wiley Researcher Academy developed.

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CTSA KL2 Lunch Forum presents “Biostatistics Collaborations at Duke”
Presented by Gina-Maria Pomann, PhD, Senior Biostatistician & Manager of the CTSI Biostatistics Core
Monday, March 18, 2019 12:00-1:00pm Medical Center Library, Room 212C
Lunch provided. Seating is limited.  RSVP by Monday, March 11 to

Registration Open for Inaugural LabCorp Healthcare Case Competition
HCC is excited to announce our first case competition in conjunction with LabCorp this Spring. LabCorp will host its inaugural healthcare case competition on April 10, 2019 at The Fuqua School of Business. Teams of four (4) graduate students will have one week (March 26 – April 1) to develop a solution to a real-world problem related to LabCorp’s core business. LabCorp senior leaders will review the submissions and select finalist teams to present live to a panel of LabCorp executives for $10K in prizes on April 10. 
Registration is open on the case competition webpage through March 20, 2019. 
Please visit the case competition webpage for more information:

NEW!! Fundamentals of Manuscript Writing
Presented by the Research Careers Ahead! Seminar Series
Featuring Dr. Andrew Alspaugh, MD Professor of Medicine and Molecular Genetics & Microbiology
March 27, 2019 4:00-5:00pm Conference Room 2001, Duke North Hospital

NEW!!!  RFA:  Building Interdisciplinary Research Careers in Women’s Health Program (BIRCWH) Scholar
Funding Agency: Duke University
Amount:  Up to $125,000 per year for 2 - 5 years
Funding Type:  Career Development Grant
Deadlines:  Required Letter of Intent: Apr. 1, 2019  Full Applications: May. 05, 2019
The Duke/NCCU BIRCWH Program provides advanced training, mentoring, and career guidance for junior faculty leading to an independent interdisciplinary scientific career. BIRCWH research spans the entire spectrum of Women’s Health topics and sex/gender similarities or differences in biology, health or disease. The program is open to all types of disciplines, clinicians and non-clinicians.

Office of Research Mentoring presents “Early Career Grants Day”
Wednesday, April 3, 2019 8:00am-4:00pm, Searle Center, Seeley Mudd Building
Lunch provided.  Visit Office of Research Mentoring for additional information and registration.

Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day 2019
Organized by the Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program (KURe)
Faculty, Fellows, Postdocs, Students, and Staff from all disciplines with an interest in any aspect of benign urological diseases are invited to attend.
Keynotes and panel discussions on: “Microbiome Sciences Impact on Urology” and “Individualizing Urologic Care with Data Science and Predictive Analytics”.
Friday, April 26, 2019 8:00am-3:30pm Duke University Albert Eye Research Institute
NOW Soliciting abstracts for oral and poster presentations from faculty, staff and trainees
Abstract submission deadlines:
March 29, 2019 to be considered for trainee awards and monetary prizes
April 12, 2019 for all other abstracts (non-trainees and trainees not competing for awards)
Go to the Multidisciplinary Benign Urology Research Day 2019 webpage  to submit your abstract, register to attend, and additional information.

NEW!!!  5th Annual KL2/TL1 Career Development Symposium
Featuring an informative panel discussion, scholar presentations, and a moderated poster session.
Tuesday, April 30 8:30am-3:30pm Searle Center Lecture Hall
Visit here for more information

NEW!!! 2019 REACH Equity Colloquium “Understanding and Mitigating the Effects of Implicit Bias in Healthcare
Featuring Keynote address by nationally-recognized expert in implicit bias; initial results from REACH Equity Research Project on implicit bias training, Interactive workshop for trainees, investigators and research staff, and other activities including a moderated poster session, panel discussion, and breakfast, lunch and afternoon networking.
Friday, May 3 8:30am-3:00pm Great Hall, Trent Semans Center
Register for the Colloquium by April 26
Visit here for additional information and to register.

NEW!!! CTSA KL2 Lunch Forum presents “IRB Submissions & Protocol Development”
Presented by Jody Power, MS, MBA, IRB Executive Director & Sharon Ellison, PharmD, Lead Chair, IRB
Monday, May 13, 2019 12:00-1:00pm Medical Center Library, Room 212C
Lunch provided. Seating is limited.  RSVP by Monday, May 6 to

NEW!!! Population Health Sciences Summer Institute
June 3-6
and June 10-13, 215 Morris Street, Suite 210
Workshop Titles: Patient-Reported Outcomes, Qualitative Research:  Study Design & Applied Thematic Analysis, Topics in Populations Health Sciences, Dissemination & Implementation Science
Visit here for more information.

NEW!!! Kerfuffles, Conflicts and Misunderstandings: Strategies for Engagement
Presented by Ann Brown, MD, MHS, and Cathie Siders, PhD
Tuesday, June 4, 2019 8am-noon, The Great Hall of the Trent Semans Center
This interactive session starts with the premise that the capacity to engage skillfully in challenging conversations is a vital component of leadership. The goal is for participants to gain greater confidence in addressing difficult conversations. All are welcome, material will be geared toward School of Medicine faculty.
Questions: contact
Register here

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