News for Faculty and Staff

  • Thursday, November 28, 2019

    The Duke University Center for International & Global Studies' Graduate Awards for Research and Training provide graduate students working on international research topics with funding for travel to archival and research sites inside and outside the continental United States; for attendance at specialized conferences; or for foreign language and methods training. Funding requests may include costs of international and in-country travel, living expenses, and directly related research materials. The deadline to apply is February 17, 2020.

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Kudos to Irene Felsman, assistant professor and principal investigator; Gabriela Nagy, assistant professor in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; and Allison Stafford, postdoctoral associate and contact PI, who received an award for their Duke University Bass Connection application entitled "The US Immigration Climate and Mental Health Outcomes of Latinx Immigrants." The project was awarded $24,900 for a one year beginni

  • Wednesday, November 27, 2019

    Congratulations to Sophia Smith, associate professor; Katherine Duhamel with Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; and their entire team received an award for their NCI R01 Multi-PI proposal entitled "Using a SMART Design to Optimize PTSD Symptom Management Strategies Among Cancer Survivors." The award is for a five-year period with a start date of December 1, 2019.

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    In September, the American Association of Colleges of Nursing (AACN) announced upcoming opportunities for member feedback and engagement on the AACN Essentials. The Essentials documents are used to ensure quality in nursing programs offered at the baccalaureate, master's and doctoral (DNP) levels.

    The AACN is using an accelerated process to update all three Essentials documents simultaneously to ensure that competency expectations are closely aligned and appropriately leveled.

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Will you be using a public WiFi in the coming weeks (your hotel, an airport, Starbucks, your neighbor’s guest WiFi)?

    Several of you asked about VPNs after reading last week’s Tech Tuesday about travel security.  Here’s what you should know:

    First things first … Why use a VPN?

    Which would you prefer?

  • Tuesday, November 26, 2019

    Eleanor Stevenson, associate professor, recently published an article entitled "The Lived Experience of Klinefelter Syndrome: A Narrative Review of the Literature" in Frontiers in Endocrinology. Co-authors includex experts from the Centre for Reproduction Research at De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom; Newcastle Hospitals, Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom; School of Medicine with the University of Sunderland, Sunderland, United Kingdom.

     

  • Monday, November 25, 2019

    PhD student Roy Thompson recently performed with the Duke Opera.

  • Monday, November 25, 2019

    Maralis Mercado Emerson, clinical research coordinator, was appointed to the Mayor's Hispanic/Latino Committee. The Committee has been active in serving as a liaison between Hispanic/Latino community groups and the City of Durham government since 2002. In 2015, City Council voted unanimously to recognize the Mayor's Hispanic/Latino Committee as an official committee of the City of Durham.

  • Monday, November 25, 2019

    Kudos to Sophia Smith, associate professor, and her entire team on receiving an award for her Association of Oncology Social Work (AOSW) application entitled "Usability of a Mobile App for CLL Survivors." This award is for a one-year period with a start date of November 21, 2019. The award is for $90,000.

    Mobile App for Chronic Lymphocytic Leukemia (CLL) Patients      

  • Friday, November 22, 2019

    Congratulations to Beth Phillips, associate professor; and Valerie Sabol, professor, on becoming our newest Certified Healthcare Simulation Educators.

    Certification is through the Society for Simulation. It is a voluntary process of confirming the knowledge, skills and abilities essential to qualified individuals who are instructors or managers of simulation educational interventions. Healthcare simulation certification has benefits for learners, educators, health administrators and funders to ensure standards in simulation educational delivery.

  • Friday, November 22, 2019

    The Duke Department of Population Health Sciences host a Research Seminar entitled "Implementation Science for Aging Research: Challenges and Considerations" with Jaime M. Hughes, PhD, MPH, MSW, on Thursday, December 19 from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in the Imperial Building located at 215 Morris Street, Suite 210.

  • Friday, November 22, 2019

    PhD student Jackie Nikpour and her faculty sponsor Dean Marion Broome received an award for her National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN) proposal entitled "Influence of Provider Type and Patient Characteristics on Chronic Pain Management in Veterans with Lower Back Pain." This award is for a one-year period from January 1, 2020 to December 31, 2020. This project was awarded at $29,950.

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