Duke Health is pleased to announce its first Translating Duke Health call for proposals to stimulate interdisciplinary research in the newly formed Center for Brain Metastasis.
Translating Duke Health is one of the signature programs underlining Advancing Health Together, our Duke Health Strategic Planning Framework. Translating Duke Health is a multiyear, multidisciplinary program to capitalize on our collective strengths in research, clinical care and population health to address major health challenges. The Center for Brain Metastasis is the cancer-focused pillar of this initiative.
This particular opportunity is open to all regular rank Faculty (Medical Instructor, Research Assistant Professor, Research Associate Professor, Research Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor), and, in a team project, at least one involved investigator must be a member of the Duke Cancer Institute (DCI). Applications from junior investigators (less than three years faculty status at Duke) are strongly encouraged.
Projects that will be considered for this funding opportunity will either focus on preclinical modeling of brain metastasis (areas include brain metastasis development, models of established brain metastases, and models of therapeutic delivery to brain metastases), or translational/clinical projects. Translational/Clinical projects should be multidisciplinary, and preference will be given to projects that have faculty collaborating across schools (i.e. biological sciences, engineering, nursing etc.). Special consideration will be given to proposals focused on improving outcomes in the treatment of brain metastases.