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Research Opportunities for Medical Students

General Surgery resident Dr. Soni Nag with medical student Victoria Bendersky at Duke Surgery's Annual Research Day

Photo: General Surgery resident Dr. Soni Nag with medical student Victoria Bendersky at Duke Surgery's Annual Research Day

Learn more about research opportunities for medical students in the list of projects below.

Basic Research

3D Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Engineering and Clinical Applications
Director: Joshua Broder, MD

Breast Cancer Research
Directors: Jeffrey Marks, PhD, and E. Shelley Hwang, MD, MPH

Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction Research Program
Director: Scott Hollenbeck, MD

Cardiothoracic Surgery Translational Research Laboratory
Directors: Carmelo Milano, MD, and Dawn Bowles, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics
Director: Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics - Immune Therapy of Cancer
Director: Joshua C. Snyder, PhD

Clinical and Translational Sciences of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation
Director: Matthew Hartwig, MD

Computational Modeling Research Laboratory
Director: Dennis O. Frank-Ito, PhD

Congenital Heart Surgery Research Laboratory
Director: Joseph Turek, MD

Duke Transplant Center
Jean Kwun, PhD

Endocrine Neoplasia Research
Director: Julie Ann Sosa, MD

Ex Vivo Organ Perfusion Laboratory
Directors: Andrew Barbas, MD, and Matthew Hartwig, MD

Fibrosis and Wound Healing Laboratory
Director: Howard Levinson, MD

Immune Management Laboratory
Director: Allan D. Kirk, MD, PhD

Immune Responses and Virology Laboratory
Director: Georgia Tomaras, PhD

Immunology, Inflammation and Immunotherapy Laboratory
Eda Holl, PhD

Laboratory of Protein Expression
Director: Kevin Saunders, MD

Melanoma Research Program
Georgia Beasley, MD

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Research Program
Director: Ralph Abi Hachem, MD

Tissue Engineering and Implantable Devices Laboratory
Director: Bruce Klitzman, PhD

Urinary Dysfunction Laboratory
Director: J. Todd Purves, MD, PhD

Urologic Oncology Laboratory
Director: Brant A. Inman, MD

Vascularized Composite Allotransplantation
Director: Linda Cendales, MD

Clinical Research

3D Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Engineering and Clinical Applications
Director: Joshua Broder, MD

Acute Care and Emergency Medicine Research Program
Director: Alexander Limkakeng, MD

Acute Coronary Syndrome Research Program
Director: Alexander Limkakeng, MD

Breast Cancer and Breast Reconstruction Research Program
Director: Scott Hollenbeck, MD

Breast Clinical and Health Services Research Program
Director: Lola Fayanju, MD

Breast Research Program
Director: Jennifer Plichta, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics
Director: Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics - Cancer Heterogeneity and Complexity
Director: Qing Cheng, PhD

Clinical and Translational Sciences of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation
Director: Matthew Hartwig, MD

Congenital Heart Surgery Research Laboratory
Director: Joseph Turek, MD

DataLab for Clinical Care & Population Health
Director: Alexander C. Allori, MD

Duke Emergency Medicine and Global Health Research Program
Director: Catherine A. Staton, MD

Duke Kidney Stone Center
Director: Michael Lipkin, MD

Endocrine Neoplasia Research
Director: Julie Ann Sosa, MD

Ex Vivo Organ Perfusion Laboratory
Directors: Andrew Barbas, MD, and Matthew Hartwig, MD

Global Surgery Research Program
Director: Henry Rice, MD

Head and Neck Cancer Research Program
Director: Walter Lee, MD

Head and Neck Surgery Research Program
Director: Eileen M. Raynor, MD

Laboratory for AIDS Vaccine Research and Development
Director: David C. Montefiori, PhD

Melanoma Research Program
Georgia Beasley, MD
Paul Mosca, MD

Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management in the Emergency Department
Director: Stephanie Eucker, MD

Patient Safety Center
Director: Paul Mosca, MD

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Research Program
Director: Ralph Abi Hachem, MD

Rhinology, Endoscopic Sinus, and Skull Base Surgery Research Program
Director: David W. Jang, MD

Surgical Education and Activities Laboratory
Director: Ranjan Sudan, MD

Snake Envenomation Research Program
Director: Charles J. Gerardo, MD

Thoracic Oncology Research Program
Director: Thomas D'Amico, MD

Urologic Oncology Laboratory
Director: Brant A. Inman, MD

Vascular Outcomes Group
Director: Leila Mureebe, MD, MPH

Vascular Surgery Research Program
Director: Cynthia Shortell, MD

Education Research

Surgical Education and Activities Laboratory
Director: Ranjan Sudan, MD

Surgical Education Research Group
Director: John Migaly, MD

Environmental Health Research

Environmental Health Scholars Program
Director: H. Kim Lyerly, MD

Health Services and Outcomes Research

3D Point-of-Care Ultrasound: Engineering and Clinical Applications
Director: Joshua Broder, MD

Breast Clinical and Health Services Research Program
Director: Lola Fayanju, MD

Center for Applied Therapeutics
Director: Herbert Kim Lyerly, MD

Clinical and Translational Sciences of Thoracic Surgery and Lung Transplantation
Director: Matthew Hartwig, MD

Duke Clinical Research Institute Urology
Director: Charles Scales, MD

Duke Emergency Medicine and Global Health
Director: Catherine A. Staton, MD

Endocrine Neoplasia Research
Director: Julie Ann Sosa, MD

Endocrine Surgery Health Services Research
Director: Randall P. Scheri, MD

Head and Neck Surgery Health Services Research
Director: Dan Rocke, MD

Non-Pharmacologic Pain Management in the Emergency Department
Director: Stephanie Eucker, MD

Pediatric Global Surgery Research
Director: Tamara N. Fitzgerald, MD, PhD

Pediatric Urology Clinical and Health Services Research Lab
Director: Jonathan C. Routh, MD

Rhinology and Skull Base Surgery Research Program
Director: Ralph Abi Hachem, MD

Surgical Center for Outcomes Research
Director: Julie Ann Sosa, MD

Surgical Education and Activities Laboratory
Director: Ranjan Sudan, MD

Surgical Oncology Health Services Research
Director: Dan Blazer III, MD

Thoracic Oncology Health Services Research
Director: Betty Tong, MD

Vascular Outcomes Group
Director: Leila Mureebe, MD, MPH

Vascular Surgery Health Services Research
Director: Cynthia Shortell, MD

See a project that interests you?

Email Dr. Andrew Barbas to get started.

Andrew S. Barbas, MD
Assistant Professor of Surgery
Division of Abdominal Transplant Surgery
Email: andrew.barbas@duke.edu