Community of Scholars

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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.

Join the community!

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

   We Keep You Informed  

CTSI is committed to combatting all forms of racism and bias and to ensuring equity in our policies and practices. The link below provides some resources you may wish to use in your reflections on the sources of racial bias as it relates to our engagement at Duke as well as in our broader social contexts.

The Community of Scholars stands in solidarity against racist sentiments, actions and policies that propagate injustices throughout our nation. We join many voices at Duke condemning the ongoing acts of violence, discrimination and inequity against Black people. The Community of Scholars supports deeply honest dialogue and reflection, as well as behaviors and actions leading to accountability and meaningful change.


SAVE THE DATE!  Research Resilience in the Age of COVID: Insights from Sponsors and Investigators, July 9, 2020, 2:00-4:30 p.m.

The coronavirus pandemic has created a research environment rife with uncertainty and anxiety, especially for early-career investigators. To provide guidance and reassurance in these stressful times, the CTSA hubs at Duke, UNC, and Wake Forest are collaborating to create an opportunity for information exchange and discussion across our respective communities of scholars so that we might better position our junior colleagues to navigate existing challenges. Join us via Zoom on July 9, 2020, from 2-4:30 p.m. for a three-part seminar, including:

  • Brief presentations by representatives from NIH, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, and the Burroughs-Wellcome Fund, advising participants of current funding priorities
  • A “pivot panel” including senior researchers sharing lessons about when and how to pivot research direction or how to manage unanticipated obstacles in one’s research trajectory
  • Breakout sessions by research area and moderated by experienced investigators, allowing for more in-depth discussion
  • More information regarding registration will be available in the weeks ahead. Save the date, and stay tuned!

BIRCWH Leadership Webinar Series: Sex/Gender Differences in COVID-19 June 25

  • Managing Expectations:  July 15

  • Working with Teams in Uncertainty:  2-Part Workshop August 13 and 20

Faculty-Focused Workshops on Strategies for Uncertain Times

  • Managing Expectations:  July 15
  • Working with Teams in Uncertainty:  2-Part Workshop August 13 and 20
  • Seminars start on Tuesday, September 8

Duke Roybal Center Grant Writing Workshop
Grant Writing Seminar Focusing on Behavioral Interventions & Aging
Application Due August 3, 2020

A Workshop in Effective Communication: The 5 Cs of Sentence and Story
Thursday, August 6, 9:30am-2:00pm​
Presented by:
 Joanna Downer, PhD, Associate Dean for Research Development

Making the Case
Friday, August 14, 21, and 28

4th Annual URiM Family Barbeque
Saturday, August 15, 5:00-8:00

Getting Back to Basics

Monday, August 24, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

A series of informal events designed to provide minority faculty in the basic sciences with time and space to meet with peers, build academic partnerships and create peer mentoring networks.  For UREF in Basic Science Departments and UREF with a PhD in Clinical Science Departments

How to Respond Effectively to Incidents of Harassment
Tuesday, December 1, 8:30am-12:30pm

Coronavirus Response: Resources for Faculty

CTSI Consulting

CTSI staff continue to be available by email (dukectsi@dm.duke.eduand online video using WebEx. While we are no longer conducting in-person consultations or grant planning studios during Duke's 2019 Coronavirus response, we will continue to provide online support for grant protocol reviews, biostatistical, community engagement, project management, and pilot funding support. Please check our CTSI Consults webpage for the latest information about consultations or simply send us an email at your convenience.
Support Request Forms
All requests for support or consultation can be found on the CTSI Consult page, as well as via Duke’s MyResearchHome portal.

NIH Coronavirus Information

Flexibilities Available to Applicants and Recipients of Federal Financial Assistance Affected by COVID-19 

Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Information for NIH Applicants and Recipients of NIH Funding 

General Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) - Proposal Submission and Award Management Related to COVID-19 

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