The Duke CTSA Special Populations Core facilitates research that promotes health equity for populations that have traditionally been under-represented in health research or excluded altogether, including:
- Infants and children/pediatric populations (birth to 21 years)
- Adolescents and young adults
- Older adults
- People with disabilities and/or rare disorders
- People who have been underserved or underrepresented in clinical research (e.g., African Americans, Native Americans, Latinos, rural populations or populations with low socioeconomic status).
Special Populations Core Pilot Funding
The purpose of the Special Populations Pilot program is to facilitate research that promotes health equity for groups who have traditionally been under-represented in health research or excluded altogether. The Duke CTSI Special Populations Pilot Agreement provides funding up to $25,000 (direct costs only) to support novel clinical and translational research in its many forms. Projects must show strong potential to inform subsequent grant applications to the NIH or other funding agencies.
The 2018 application period closed on September 17. Please check back for 2019 application period dates.
The 2018 application period closed on September 17, 2018. We received 14 letters of intent and invited 5 applicants to submit full proposals. We will announce the awardee in February 2019. Please check back later for the 2019 submission dates.
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About the Special Populations Core
Meet Our Leadership
Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) & Ophthalmology
Deputy Director, Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development
Duke University School of Medicine
Durham VA Medical Center
Dr. Whitson’s clinical and translational research focuses on improving independence and resilience to stressors among older adults with multiple chronic conditions. She has particular interest and expertise in the link between age-related vision and cognitive changes.