Duke Clinical Research Undergraduate Experience (dCRUE)

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.

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:

  • September (9/17): The medical school student experience, hosted by Dr. Vivian Chu
  • October (10/22): Conducting research abroad, hosted by Dr. Gregory Gray
  • November (11/12): Forging strong mentor relationships, hosted by Dr. David Edelman
  • December (12/3): Opportunities in data science, hosted by Dr. Erich Huang

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.


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.