Cathleen Colon-Emeric MD, MHSc, professor of medicine (Geriatrics), has been appointed associate dean for research mentoring for the School of Medicine.
Dr. Colon-Emeric will lead two existing grant programs, the K-Club (to assist faculty writing career development awards) and the Path to Independence Program (to assist faculty writing their first R-grant).
She succeeds Mark Dewhirst, DVM, PhD, who will continue to work with the program as executive director of research mentor training. Both roles are housed within the School’s Office for Faculty and are charged with linking School and CTSI initiatives to support research mentoring.
Colon-Emeric is a senior fellow in the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development and the associate director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center at the Durham VA.
She has a longstanding passion for and experience mentoring faculty and trainees in the schools of Medicine and Nursing. She directs the Duke Pepper Center Research Education Core, won the 2017 Clinical Science Research Mentoring Award, and is a recipient of the Duke Health Scholars Award.