Nephrologist Susan Gurley MD, PhD, is an eyewitness to the toll diabetes-related kidney disease takes on patients. As diabetic kidney disease becomes more common worldwide, the clinician-scientist wants to solve more biological mysteries surrounding how the damage starts and progresses. New treatment targets could follow.

Susan Gurley, MD, PhD, leads the Department of Medicine's Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM) and has participated in faculty development programs such as the School of Medicine's LEADER program and most recently the ALICE program, which provides in-depth opportunities for leadership skill development, personal reflection and goal setting, peer-mentoring, and structured 360 feedback for mid-career women faculty in the School of Medicine.

Here, Dr. Gurley discusses how these opportunities have helped her move her career forward and what she hopes PWIM will offer women faculty in the Department of Medicine. The School of Medicine's ALICE program is accepting applications for the next class through Dec. 1, 2016. 

Fourteen faculty from the Department of Medicine were chosen as Duke Health Scholars and Duke Health Fellows. This inaugural program was created with a transfer of funds from the Duke University Health System. Its aim is to support the research efforts and enhance the academic success of early to mid-career clinician-scientists in School of Medicine clinical departments.

The School of Medicine Office for Faculty Development announced the inaugural participants in its ALICE program, a new leadership development opportunity for mid-career women faculty.

Susan Gurley, MD, PhD, associate professor of medicine (nephrology), lives the challenge of trying to meet the demands of work and family on a daily basis. Her personal experience informs her involvement as the chair for the Program for Women in Internal Medicine (PWIM).

“Our mission is to enhance the advancement of women by building and maintaining a supportive and equitable work environment that facilitates career advancement and satisfaction among women faculty and trainees,” she said.

The Department of Medicine's Faculty Peer Mentoring Program will be picking up in 2013.

Five Department of Medicine faculty members have been chosen for the Chancellor's Clinical Leadership in Academic Medicine Program's 2013 class.

A research team in the Division of Nephrology has received one of two new competitive grants from

Susan Gurley, MD, assistant professor of medicine (Nephrology) led a panel discussio

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