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January 19, 2022
Michelle Embry, Ph.D.

“Throughout my career, I have been captivated by the application of science. In other words, how do we apply quality scientific research to solve challenges facing our society today? In context of human and environmental health, I bring together stakeholders from academia, industry, government, nonprofits, and research institutes to work on solutions that benefit public health and our environment.”

January 12, 2022
Lesley Curtis, Ph.D.

As founder and president of Sagely, Lesley Curtis transforms workplace culture through the power of stories.

January 5, 2022
Beth Winkelstein, Ph.D.

"It’s a huge opportunity to have an insider view of the many ideas that the university’s phenomenal researchers, students and faculty are pursuing. Given my love of research, this bird’s-eye view from the Provost’s position is an even more exciting vantage point to observe the pursuit of knowledge."

December 14, 2021
List of grant recipients

The grants provide up to $2,000 to help graduate students and their departments create discipline-specific professional development programming and resources for exploring both academic and broad career options.

December 13, 2021
Briana Davis

The Graduate School nominated Briana Davis in recognition of her leadership in developing a collaboration between Duke and North Carolina Central University.

December 8, 2021
Megan O'Connor, Ph.D.

"If you have any skills that you are not comfortable with, focus on developing them."

December 7, 2021
Joseph Hiller and his book collection

A hunger for understanding Latin America sparked Ph.D. student Joseph Hiller's book collection and his research on Colombian prisons.

December 1, 2021
Barbara Dugelby, Ph.D.

"I think the most important task is developing the skill of listening and understanding what it means to be humble. You know, I have a Ph.D., yet one thing I learned early on in my work with indigenous and local communities was that they could do or knew things that I would never be able to do or know. So, you have to respect and use the local knowledge."

November 30, 2021
Selena Lorrey (left) and Jessica Waibl Polania

Labmates and Ghaffari Graduate Fellows Selena Lorrey and Jessica Waibl Polania are trying to understand why immunotherapy is ineffective against glioblastoma, which kills 95 percent of patients after five years.

November 17, 2021
Amy-Jill Levine, Ph.D.

"I had heard stories about how rough graduate programs can be and how students climb over each other to be at the top. I thought, 'There must be something at Duke, where students are taught to help each other rather than to sabotage each other.' That’s what I found in the graduate program, and to this day, some of the people I would consider to be my closest friends are people with whom I went through graduate school, including my husband."