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August 5, 2020
Briana Davis and Nina Marie Garcia

Briana Davis, Nina Marie Garcia, and their faculty advisers were awarded the Gilliam Fellowship for Advanced Studies, a fellowship designed to increase the diversity of students who will become scientific leaders. 

August 5, 2020
Mentoring calendar artwork from cover page

Aiming to put mentorship back on the daily agenda, an Emerging Leaders Institute team designed a colorful monthly calendar with tips and best practices for getting the most out of your mentor-mentee relationships.

July 29, 2020
Ajenai Clemmons

Public policy Ph.D. candidate Ajenai Clemmons has been studying heavily policed populations in Durham and London to understand what helps and harms the relationship between police and community.

July 29, 2020
Mentoring graphic

How is your relationship with your mentor? This 2020 Emerging Leaders Institute interdisciplinary team investigated mentor and mentee perceptions of mentoring across four departments at Duke.

July 22, 2020
Meredith Schmehl

Meredith Schmehl was recognized by the Triangle Business Journal for her leadership and advocacy in science communication and policy.

July 22, 2020
Stephen Williams, Ph.D.

"I do executive recruiting for biopharma companies.  I rely very little on CVs.  To me, a CV is like a DNA sequence, a string of letters that mean nothing until they are expressed. My job is to express the CV and those letters."

July 15, 2020
Hugh Crumley, PhD, and students in a CCT course

Over 500 students are enrolled in the Certificate in College Teaching. What do they gain?

July 15, 2020
Duke announces funding extensions, other actions to address COVID challenges

The university's response includes funding extensions for Ph.D. students whose progress has been disrupted, flexibility on completion of program milestones, and redoubling of efforts to address doctoral program climate, advising/mentoring, bias and racism, and students' mental health.

July 13, 2020
Chris Bassil

English-major-turned-scientist Chris Bassil is on a quest to find vulnerabilities in a foe as powerful as characters from ancient Greek myths.

July 9, 2020
EIS summer class

The school’s English for International Students program held informal language classes in a pilot effort aimed at supporting international postdocs, visiting scholars, and spouses and partners.