DUSON Welcomes Inaugural National Clinical Scholars Cohort

2019 Duke NCSP ScholarsDuke University School of Nursing is excited to welcome Duke’s Inaugural National Clinician Scholars Cohort!

The National Clinician Scholars Program (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 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.

Two nursing students and three physicians recently joined the inaugural cohort for Duke’s National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP). Dominique Bulgin, PhD alumna; and Sallie Allgood, PhD student at UNC-Chapel Hill School of Nursing; are among the participants in this cohort representing the first group of interdisciplinary medical researchers selected for the newly established Duke NCSP site.

In the spring of 2018, Duke became the fifth location of the NCSP, a consortium of prestigious academic health care research institutions that provides training for doctors and post-doctoral nurses to become change agents for driving policy-relevant research and partnerships to improve health and health care.

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