Education & Workforce Development

The CTSI Education and Workforce Development Core supports the advancement of the next generation of interdisciplinary research leaders, offering an evolving portfolio of workforce development opportunities to address the training needs of a range of learners—from staff to students to faculty.

We recognize the need to create a continuum of education that facilitates the translation of basic and clinical science discoveries to the bedside and the clinic. To this end, numerous online resources exist to supplement onsite professional development offerings; many of these resources have been made available by peer CTSA institutions. Additionally, our Education Database provides a searchable mechanism for identifying educational opportunities in translational medicine at Duke. These opportunities include several educational programs supported by the Duke CTSI, including:

Career Development Awards

Degree Programs and Other Training Opportunities

​Experiential Learning Programs

The CTSI Education and Workforce Development Core also supports and works closely with the Duke School of Medicine Office for Research Mentoring, and supports and promotes resources such as the MentorDuke mobile application and PCATS (Presenting Clinical and Translational Science) video series.


Key Contacts 

Grambow, Steve
Co-director, Education and Workforce Development Core
Director, Clinical Research Training Program

Weinfurt, Kevin
Co-director, Education and Workforce Development Core

Dewhirst, Mark
Director, Faculty Development Programs

McMillan, Amanda
Education and Workforce Development Program Manager 

Taylor, Terri
Education and Workforce Development Program Coordinator 

Edelman, David 
Director, TL1 Program 

Permar, Sallie
Co-director, TL 1 Program

Thomas, Kevin
Co-director, TL1 Program 

Svetkey, Laura Pat
 Director, KL2 Program 

Johnson, Kimberly Sherell
Co-director, KL2 Program 

Gbadegesin, Rasheed
Co-director, CTSI KL2 Program 

Jackson, Deborah
CTSI KL2 Program Coordinator 

Molner, Stephanie 
CTSI KL2 and TL1 Administrative Coordinator