Seven Duke School of Medicine faculty have been selected to receive inaugural Physician-Scientist “Strong Start” awards. Of the seven selected, two are members of the Duke Cancer Institute: Phuong Linh Doan, MD (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Hematological Malignancies) and Katherine Schuver Garman, MD (Assistant Professor of Medicine, Gastroenterology).
The School of Medicine created the awards program in 2016, funded with a gift from the Duke Endowment, to support promising, new physician-scientists at Duke as they develop independent research programs. Each recipient will receive $70,000 over one year.
The other five faculty selected to receive inaugural Physician-Scientist “Strong Start” awards are: Mehreen Arshad, MBBS (Assistant Professor of Pediatrics, Pediatrics, Infectious Diseases), Christopher Holley, MD, PhD, (Assistant Professor, Cardiology), Ravi Karra, MD (Assistant Professor, Cardiology), Amanda MacLeod, MD, (Assistant Professor, Dermatology), and Jonathan Riboh, MD (Assistant Professor, Orthopedic Surgery).