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Postdoctoral Program

Trajectories of Chronic Illness and Care Systems

The Duke University School of Nursing is pleased to announce a postdoctoral fellowship program for Fall 2014. This fellowship program will support two postdoctoral fellows each year in developing rigorous theoretical and methodological approaches for studying the separate and combined trajectories of chronic illnesses and care systems.

Each associate admitted to the DUSON postdoctoral program will work with a mentor who shares a research interest and is able to supervise the associate's research.

In addition to supervised research, postdoctoral training will involve auditing advanced coursework in the School and active participation in a Duke interdisciplinary center related to the associate's research area.

The program aims are to:

  • Expand the cadre of nurse scientists with the advanced training necessary to build the science of trajectories of chronic illness and care systems,
  • Expand infrastructure within the School,
  • Extend interdisciplinary linkages outside the School to support postdoctoral training on trajectories of chronic illness and care systems.

For application materials and information about possible mentors, potential associates should contact:

Debra H. Brandon, PhD, RN, CCNS, FAAN
Associate Professor
Director PhD Program
Director Postdoctoral Fellowship Program
Duke University School of Nursing
Associate Professor, Department of Pediatrics
Neonatal CNS, Duke Intensive Care Nursery
Duke University School of Nursing
Box 3322 DUMC
Durham, NC 27710

Duke University School of Nursing will begin reviewing applications in April 2014 and will review applications on an ongoing basis until the positions are filled.

Come join our NIH Funded investigators to study:

  • Acute and Long-Term Care Systems
  • Adaptive Leadership
  • Decision Making
  • Disease Prevention
  • Family Caregiving
  • Informatics
  • Palliative and End-of-Life Care
  • Perioperative Care
  • Symptom Management
  • Specialty Populations
  • Premature and High Risk Infants
  • Children with Acute and Chronic Illnesses
  • Adults with HIV, Hepatitis C, Diabetes, Sickle Cell Disease, Cancer, or Cardiovascular Disease
  • Older Adults

A focus on health disparities or minority population is desirable.