For faculty: SOM Professional Development Seminar Series

By Anton Zuiker
The School's Office of Faculty Development is offering two new seminars as part of the Professional Development Seminar Series. Registration is appreciated and can be completed online at under Upcoming Events.

Conflict of Interest and the Duke-UNC Game: Does It Matter if the Referee's Been Bribed?

Presented By: Ross McKinney, Jr., MD, Chair of the Duke School of Medicine Conflict of Interest Committee, Professor of Pediatrics, and Director of the Trent Center When: Tuesday, February 22, 2011, Noon-1:00 pm Where: Searle Center Lecture Hall Dr. McKinney will discuss Duke's conflict of interest policies, their ethical bases, and offer suggestions for effective interactions with industry. Conflicts of Interest are ubiquitous and go beyond financial relationships. Recognizing conflicts of interest and managing them is critical for academic physicians and researchers. Boxed lunches will be provided. Registration is required to guarantee lunch. Don’t miss this chance to ask questions before the March 1 reporting deadline!

Collaborating Effectively With Statisticians

Presented By: Karen Pieper, Associate Director, Statistical Group for Manuscript Analysis (SIGMA) & Faculty and Fellows Affairs, Duke Clinical Research Institute When: Wednesday, March 23, 2011, 5:00-6:00 pm Where: Duke Hospital North, Room 2001 Efficient, well-conducted clinical research is the result of the collaboration of a team of people, all bringing their unique areas of expertise. At each stage of the research process, the statistician and the clinical investigator must stay involved. This will be a discussion of the ways in which collaboration can make clinical research more productive, higher quality, and a more enjoyable process for the researcher and the statistician. We will also discuss some of the resources available at Duke for collaboration.