Annual Fellows Research Retreat

The annual Fellows Research Retreat is designed to prepare fellows considering a research career and to support those already engaged in research.

The Department expects that all first-year fellows will attend (even if you are undecided about a research career) to learn about the Department’s resources, opportunities, and expectations relevant to research. In addition, we encourage second- and third-year fellows pursuing a research-oriented career to attend.

Fellows Research Retreat 2019

The third annual Fellows Research Retreat 2019 will take place Tues., Oct. 1, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Washington Duke Inn.




How I Found my Path to Research Success

Matt Crowley, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition); Katie Garman, MD, Associate Professor of Medicine (Gastroenterology); and Jamie Todd, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine), recount the grant proposals they submitted, clinical load, key projects and research networks, and life events during their fellowship years and beyond.

Meet the Chair and Vice Chair for Research

Kathleen Cooney, MD, Chair of the Department of Medicine, and Scott Palmer, MD, Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Medicine, will talk about their own research careers and plans for the department.

Breakout sessions

Choose two of four breakout sessions:

  1. I’m my own boss: Innovation and entrepreneurship workshop
    Manesh Patel, MD, Chief (Division of Cardiology); Dave D’Alessio, MD, Chief (Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism, and Nutrition); Sharlini Sankaran, PhD, Director of Translational Programs, Duke Innovation and Entrepreneurship Initiative; Robin Rasor, MS, CLP, Executive Director, Duke Office of Licensing and Ventures
  2. From conception to completion: How to build a successful grant proposal
    Heather Whitson, MD, MHS, Associate Professor of Medicine (Geriatrics) and Ophthalmology and Director of the Duke Center for the Study of Aging and Human Development; Michael Gunn, MD, Professor of Medicine (Cardiology); Erica Malkasian, MBA, Director, Research Administration; Irina Mokrova, PhD, Research Development; Adam Lawler, Grants Manager, Department of Research Administration
  3. How to get a leg-up: Negotiating your worth in the real world
    Patty Lee, MD, Chief (Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, and Critical Care Medicine); Andrew Muir, MD, Chief (Division of Gastroenterology); Ellen Steinour, Department of Medicine Chief Administrative Officer (Interim)
  4. Navigating additional training: Is another degree right for me?
    Kathleen Cooney, MD, Chair and Professor of Medicine (Medical Oncology); Scott Palmer, MD, Vice Chair for Research and Professor of Medicine (Pulmonary, Allergy and Critical Care Medicine); Rasheed Gbadegesin, MD, Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine (Nephrology); Armando Bedoya, MD, Medical Director of the Analytics Center of Excellence (Duke Health System) and Medical Instructor (Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care Medicine)