Fellowship Program

Fellowship Program

The Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI) has a longstanding commitment to train fellows and junior faculty in order to develop the next generation of clinical researchers. This commitment has evolved into the creation of the DCRI Research Fellowship Training Program.

The DCRI Research Fellowship Training Program has doubled in size since 2004 and includes more than 30 postdoctoral fellows and medical students each year. Postdoctoral fellows typically complete two years of training. The philosophy of the training program is that the most successful investigators will be able to combine superior knowledge in their field of clinical specialty with quantitative principles in an interactive, teamwork-oriented environment.

Fellowship Participants

The DCRI’s 2017–2018 training program includes 30+ fellows from four countries (Canada, Japan, South Korea, Bulgaria and the United States) in multiple therapeutic disciplines, including cardiology, pediatrics, infectious diseases, surgery, nephrology, health services research, anesthesiology, orthopedics and pulmonology.


Multidisciplinary Interactions

A critical component of the training program is the interaction between the clinician researchers and statisticians. Faculty biostatisticians work closely with fellows in many different capacities.

Meet the 2019-20 DCRI Co-Chief Fellows

The newly selected co-chief fellows discuss what they’ve learned from their first year of fellowship, as well as their visions for the next academic year as they help to shape the DCRI Fellowship Program for a group of fellows from diverse therapeutic areas and research interests.

Learn more about the DCRI’s approach to implementation science from DCRI co-chief fellow and cardiologist Adam Nelson, MD.

Discover how investigators examine patient behavior as co-chief fellow, pharmacist, and health services researcher Anna Hung, PhD, discusses the work of DCRI’s PrefER group.