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NIH Courses and Degree Programs


Medicine: Mind the Gap NIH Seminar Series

Medicine: Mind the Gap is a lecture series that explores issues at the intersection of research, evidence, and clinical practice-areas in which conventional wisdom may be contradicted by recent evidence. From the role of advocacy organizations in medical research and policy, to off-label drug use, to the effectiveness of continuing medical education, the seminar series will aim to engage the National Institutes of Health community in thought-provoking discussions to challenge what we think we know and to think critically about our role in today's research environment.  Prior lectures include "Innovative Approaches to Clincal Trials" and "Communicating Possible Harms and Benefits of Treatment and LIfestyles".  Find links to prior and upcoming lectures.

Demystifying Medicine

Demystifying Medicine, which is jointly sponsored by FAES (the Foundation for the Advanced Education in the Sciences) and NIH,  includes the presentation of patients, pathology, diagnosis and therapy in the context of major disease problems and current research. Primarily directed toward Ph.D. students, clinicians and program managers, the course is designed to help bridge the gap between advances in biology and their application to major human diseases. Each session includes clinical and basic science components presented by NIH staff and invitees. Course materials, including links to videocasts, are available on the Demystifying Medicine Web site.

Courses offered by the National Cancer Institute Center for Cancer Research (NCI-CCR)

Courses offered by the NIH Office of Clinical Research

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Degree Programs

NIH-Duke Training Program in Clinical Research
This program is designed primarily for physicians and dentists. Credits may be applied towards an MS degree in Clinical Research from Duke.