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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.

The 3rd Annual Duke School of Medicine Physician-Scientist Symposium and Andrews Lecture
January 22, 2020

The half-day event will feature short talks and poster presentations by all levels of physician-scientist trainees and junior faculty; a presentation on the physician-scientist workforce by Kay Lund, PhD, Director, Division of Biomedical Research Workforce at NIH; and a keynote address by Elizabeth McNally, MD, PhD, Elizabeth Ward Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. To register, or for more information on submitting an abstract, please visit OPSD

REACH Equity Career Development Award NOW Soliciting Applications
Application due: December 16

NIH Dissemination & Implementation K12 Grant
Application Deadline: January 10, 2020
Start Date: July 1, 2020

Multidisciplinary K12 Urologic Research Career Development Program (KURe)  
Required Letter of Intent: January 10, 220
Application Deadline: February 7, 2020

CTSA TL1 Postdoctoral and MD Fellowship 
Application due: January 13, 2020

Duke Pepper Center – 3 Distinct RFAs with various deadlines

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If you have problems gaining access to any of these events, please let us know so that we can address this with the organizer.

BIRCWH Leadership Webinar:  "Promoting Inclusion, Diversity, Access and Equity in Academic Career"
December 19, 2019, at 12:00 p.m.
Drs. Victoria Fraser, William Powderly, and Cynthia Sears will discuss
REGISTER  **After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the webinar.

Grant Planning Studios
February 10 , June 8, October 12
Scheduled to allow enough time prior to the next major NIH submission date (e.g., a GPS in February preparatory to an anticipated submission in June).  Applicants will be scheduled for an hour session at 8:00, 9:15, or 10:30 a.m. Depending on how many applications we receive for each GPS, we may be able to add a 4 at 11:45 a.m.

Research Careers Ahead! Seminar Series
Effective Leadership in the Team Environment – January 29, 2020
Setting Up Your Research Laboratory – February 26, 2020
Tracking Scholarship + Compliance:  ORCID, SciENcv and the NIH Public Access Policy – March 25, 2020
Sharing Your Science Effectively – April 22, 2020

The Mentoring and Communication Series
Sponsored by the Office of Postdoctoral Services and The Graduate School.

  1. Communicating Honestly (But Tactfully) with Mentors and Mentees
  2. Moving From Mentee to Mentor
  3. Do You Know Your Rules? Improving Intercultural Interactions

+DS In-Person Learning Experiences and Lunch and Learn
Recommending MyChart Responses with Natural Language Processing - December 3

Writing from the Reader's Perspective
Monday, November 18, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., Lecture Hall, Searle Conference Center

Making the Case
Wednesday, January 29, February 5 and 12

2020 Spring Faculty Celebration
Thursday, May 21

Kerfuffles, Conflicts and Misunderstandings:  Strategies for Engagement
June 2

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