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Emerging Leaders Institute Information Session

The Emerging Leaders Institute is an in-depth professional development program for Graduate School students and postdocs, designed to prepare you to hit the ground running as competent, confident, and effective leaders at Duke and beyond. In the course of five intensive workshops and a team project over approximately eight weeks, participants work with a team of experienced leadership facilitators and coaches to develop their communication, self-awareness, professional adaptability, interdisciplinary teamwork, and leadership skills.

Hear from the program director and past participants during this Zoom-based information session, open to research master's and Ph.D. students in The Graduate School as well as Postdoctoral Scholars and Postdoctoral Associates at Duke. Please note that although this information session is hosted in Zoom, the 2023 ELI program is planned to be in person on Duke's campus.

Panelists representing the 2022 cohort:

  • Rupali Gupta, Ph.D., Sr. Research Associate, Head and Neck Surgery & Communication Sciences
  • Miko Liu, Ph.D. candidate, Computational Biology & Bioinformatics
  • Matt Martin, M.A. student, Bioethics & Science Policy
  • Evan Pebesma, Ph.D. candidate, Literature

The Emerging Leaders Institute is sponsored by The Graduate School and the Office of Postdoctoral Services. Questions? Contact Dr. Melissa Bostrom, Assistant Dean for Graduate Student Professional Development, at

12/13/2022- Emerging Leaders Institute Information Session


Communication, Emerging Leaders Institute (ELI), Leadership, Professional Adaptability, Professional Development, Self Awareness