Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE)

In fall 2019, dCRUE will be transitioning its format from a weekly dinner series to a monthly panel discussion, bringing together clinician-researchers across a range of themes for an exchange of ideas and information. The schedule currently includes sessions on:The Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE) exposes students to clinical and translational research being conducted at Duke, with an aim of inspiring the next generation of researchers. Established in 2012, over the years the program has provided more than 100 undergraduates with access to top scientific minds at Duke.

Each of these sessions is designed to give participants an opportunity to learn more about key topics of relevance to clinical and translational researchers, both in terms of emerging fields of study and essential skills for professional development. Each session will also allow for informal networking with panelists in a small-group setting. 

The dCRUE panel series is co-sponsored by the Duke CTSI and the Duke Undergraduate Research Society (DURS). Sessions are open to the public and require pre-registration.



Samantha Bouchal“I’ve been involved with dCRUE as an undergraduate student coordinator since 2016. Though I joined the program simply to expand my intellectual horizons, dCRUE quickly became much more for me. I met my current research mentor, Dr. Gayathri Devi, through the program in 2017 and have cherished my time in her lab ever since. I have also connected with other world-renowned clinical researchers, shadowed physicians, and absorbed all sorts of new and fascinating information. dCRUE is unparalleled in its mission to effectively bring eager students and knowledgeable clinical research faculty together.”

- Samantha Bouchal, Duke University Class of 2020, Neuroscience

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Interested in receiving notifications about upcoming dCRUE series events?

Contact program coordinator Terri Taylor.

Interested in hosting a subject area panel for dCRUE? 

Contact program director Vivian Chu or program coordinator Terri Taylor for details. 

This program is sponsored, in part, by the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Award, NIH Award number UL1TR002553.