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Dissemination and Implementation Science in Cardiovascular Outcomes

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Position Description:
The Department of Population Health Sciences is seeking qualified implementation and dissemination scholars looking to train in T4 translational research in heart, lung, blood, and sleep (HLBS) disorders. Beyond examining effective interventions relevant to the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), researchers can attend workshops/tutorials in scientific writing, in designing and writing research protocols, and in application writing for research support. The grant provides 75% of the scholars' salary for three years and will be used as a recruitment tool for faculty positions within the Department of Population Health Sciences.

The Department of Population Health Sciences is part of the Duke University School of Medicine and has a multidisciplinary focus on identifying the determinants of health; using data regarding environmental, social, physical, and genetic determinants to promote better health; and informing policies that shape access to, financing and delivery of high quality health care.


  • Research must be directly relevant to heart, lung, blood and sleep disorders (HBLS). Please ensure proposals fit this criteria PRIOR to applying.
  • Scholars to be supported by the institutional career development program must be at the career level for which the planned program is intended. Scholars are expected to devote a minimum of 9 person-months (75% of full-time professional effort) during the appointment on the K12 award.
  • Scholars must be citizens or noncitizen nationals of the United States or have been lawfully admitted for permanent residence at the time of appointment.
  • Scholars may not be or have been a PD/PI on an R01, R29, U01/U10, subproject of a Program Project (P01), Center (P50, P60, U54) grant, or individual mentored or non-mentored career development award (e.g., K01, K08, K22, K23, K25, K99/R00).

The search is open to researchers, physician scientists, and post-doctoral fellows, and we encourage underrepresented minorities to apply. The Department is currently accepting letters of intent at the application link below. Qualified LOIs will be invited to formally apply beginning January 1, 2018.

To Apply:
Please submit a letter of intent via this link. Instructions for using the submission system can be found on our website. The letter of intent should be a brief outline (no more than a half page or 150 words) of their experience with topics related to the National Heart, Lung, Blood and Blood Institute and how the proposed project would be relevant to these topics.

Key Dates

  • Letters of Intent Period: December 1 - 31, 2017
  • Formal Application Submission Period: January 1 - March 1, 2018
  • Interviews: March 15 - April 30, 2018
  • Final Selection: May 1, 2018
  • Scholars begin: July 2018
  • Funding Period: July 1, 2018 - June 30, 2021

Visit our website to learn more. If any questions remain, please contact Mary Medlin at