Two Scholars Selected for 2024-26 Duke NCSP Cohort

The Duke site of the National Clinical Scholars Program (NCSP) has announced two new scholars for the 2024-26 cohort. Cassandra Dictus, PhDc, MPH, RN, and Allison Taylor, MD, MS, will join the program as part of Duke's sixth cohort.

Duke is a site 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 two scholars selected for this year's cohort are:

  • Cassandra Dictus, PhDc, MPH, RN
    PhD Nursing candidate, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Allison Taylor, MD, MS
    Hematology Oncology Fellow, Duke University Hospital

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.