Six Scholars Selected for 2022-24 Duke NCSP Cohort

Six scholars have been selected for the 2022-2024 cohort of Duke's National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). The cohort represents the fourth group of interdisciplinary medical researchers recruited to the Duke NCSP site.

Duke is one of six sites within the National Clinician Scholars Program, a consortium of prestigious academic health care research institutions which provides training for doctors and post-doctoral nurses as change agents for driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care.

The six scholars selected for this year's cohort include:

  • Jeylan Close, MD
    Pediatrics-Psychiatry, Children’s Hospital of Pennsylvania
  • Tyra Girdwood, RN, PhD
    UNC School of Nursing
  • Ceshae Harding, MD
    General Internal Medicine, Duke 
  • Gabriela Plasencia, MD
    Family Medicine and Community Health, Duke 
  • Carri Polick, RN, PhD
    University of Michigan
  • Judith Vick, MD
    General Internal Medicine, Johns Hopkins
Headshots of NCSP scholars

The Duke NCSP focuses on community-based research, health services research, health policy, and implementation science across a broad range of disciplines. Scholars will build expertise in these disciplines because of the critical role they play in both improving health care access, equity, quality, and outcomes and identifying and implementing effective health care policies

Nationally, the goal of the NCSP is to cultivate health equity, eliminate health disparities, invent new models of care, and achieve higher quality health care at a lower cost by training nurse and physician researchers who work as leaders and collaborators embedded in communities, healthcare systems, government, foundations, and think tanks in the United States and around the world.

For more information, please visit the Duke NCSP website or the national NCSP website.