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August 4, 2021
Andrew Ruoss, Ph.D.

"You’ll find that the skillsets developed at Duke—through teaching, advising, and organizing international research and travel—can be applied and further cultivated in independent school teaching and administrative roles. At Greenwich Country Day School, not a day goes by when I don’t lean on the skills I developed at Duke to approach the teaching, curriculum construction, institutional partnerships, organizational management, and relationship building required to develop a new Upper School."

July 30, 2021
Meredith Schmehl and Jordan Anderson

Ph.D. candidate Meredith Schmehl took first place in a contest held by the Science Communicators of North Carolina, while master's alumnus Jordan Anderson took third.

July 28, 2021
Osakwe and Semesta

Global health master’s student Chukwunomso Osakwe and pharmacology Ph.D. student Khairunnisa Semesta received the fellowships, which support full-time study or research in the United States by women who are not U.S. citizens or permanent residents.

July 22, 2021
TGS building

The Graduate School will be moving from the Old Chemistry Building back into its permanent offices at 2127 Campus Drive during the week of August 2-6.

July 22, 2021
Maria Pia Rodriguez Salazar and Cagla Eroglu

Ph.D. student Maria Pia Rodriguez Salazar and her adviser Cagla Eroglu have been awarded a Gilliam Fellowship, which aims to advance diversity and inclusion in science.

July 21, 2021
Theodore Graham, Ph.D.

"Everything that you do in a graduate program is a marketable skill. Being able to read a lot of material and synthesize it, to summarize big ideas quickly, to think on your feet, to present ideas in public—we  learn all those skills and they are completely transferable."

July 19, 2021
TriCEM award recipients

The one-year awards help graduate students pursue research in evolutionary medicine relevant to their graduate research.

July 7, 2021
Nathan Fitzsimmons, Ph.D.

"[S]omeone told me, 'If you don’t want to go to business school, you can apply for a management consultant position to gain on-the-job experience. It’ll give people a reason to take you seriously, and give you a chance to make big decisions outside of academia.' I didn’t know anything about management consulting or even what it was as a Ph.D. student. Now I know it’s just brains for hire, people who can work hard and tackle a wide range of problems companies might have. Getting that job made the rest of my goals possible."

June 23, 2021
Marco Davila, Ph.D., M.D.

“My goal is not to be the guy with the hammer looking for a nail. It’s to see the problem in front of me and go to my toolbox and find what’s the right tool to be able to answer this question.”

June 17, 2021
Duke D logo

Starting in fall 2021, Duke will provide a dental insurance plan for Ph.D. students and will cover the cost of premiums for those who are in their first six consecutive years of Ph.D. study.