By Brandon StirlingPublished February 07, 2020 12:30:50A medical school has been awarded the prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Career Achievement Award, and is poised to create a new medical school in the Pacific Northwest.
According to a press release, the Duke Medical Center’s new medical campus will open at 11 a.m.
March 12, 2020, and will offer undergraduate and graduate medical students, medical residents, fellows, and faculty a unique and exciting opportunity to work with leading leaders in clinical and health-related research.
Duke has the most graduate medical school graduates in the United States, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and is home to the nation’s largest concentration of clinical and community health professionals.
With its unique and innovative biomedical research community, Duke offers a unique opportunity for students, faculty, and staff to explore careers in research and health care, as well as serve as leaders in the health-care industry.
The Duke Medical School will also be the first medical school to receive the National Health Service Corps’ Clinical Excellence Award, a program awarded to colleges and universities with a strong record of innovation, excellence, and excellence in medical education.
The award recognizes medical schools with a demonstrated track record of delivering high-quality medical education and research in underserved communities.
“Duke Medical Center is thrilled to announce our plan to open a new academic medical center and medical school, which will be a great addition to the region’s health-based community,” said University of Washington Medical School Dean Dr. Jonathan Clements, Ph.
D., PhD, Director of the Duke Cancer Institute.
“The Duke Medical College, which is the nation and world’s largest and best-known medical school and home to some of the world’s leading scientists, has already shown incredible leadership in providing a wide range of undergraduate and medical education to underserved populations, including the first students to earn postgraduate degrees in their fields.
We are honored to be awarded this prestigious award for our leadership in medical research and clinical education.”
The Duke School of Medicine is currently in the process of creating a campus in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area, according a press statement.
The campus will be constructed at the intersection of Northeast 4th Street and Independence Avenue, just south of I-90, with the first phase opening in the fall of 2020.
“I am very proud of our students, staff, faculty and staff at Duke Medical who have worked tirelessly to transform this campus into a place of excellence for our residents and students,” said Duke President Dr. Joseph F. E. Duke Jr. “We are confident this new campus will bring significant academic and clinical excellence to our students and will be the envy of many in the medical community.”
In March 2019, Duke announced it was creating a new Medical Education Program to improve the medical education of underserved residents in rural areas of the Southeast.
Duke will also launch an Academic Health Services Center in the Atlanta, Georgia, metro area that will serve as a model for other medical schools to follow.
The Duke Graduate Medical College and Hospital has more than 25,000 alumni and approximately 100 full-time faculty members from over 100 countries and 30 states and territories.
The school offers a Bachelor of Science degree in health sciences, and a Bachelor or Master of Medicine in health science.
The college is ranked in the top 10 among American medical schools by U.S. News & World Report and the American Medical Association.
Dale M. Stinson, M.D. is Duke’s Chief Medical Officer.
He serves as dean of the Graduate School, where he oversees the medical school’s academic mission and programs.
Dr. Staley received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota.
He has been a member of the board of directors of the Mayo Clinic and has served on the Board of Directors of the American Heart Association, the American Academy of Neurology, the Society for Neurosurgery and the Society of Internal Medicine.
He also serves as a member on the board for the American College of Cardiology and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of America.
He served on an advisory board of the International Association for the Study of Heart Failure, a member member of two National Institutes for Health Clinical Excellence Awards, and as a consultant for the U.N. Conference on Trade and Development.
Dr Staley has also served as the president of the World Medical Association, a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting health and well-being for all people, including through the development of public health strategies.
He was a member, for 15 years, of the National Medical Board and a member and vice-president of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Dr M.S.’s bio at Duke says that he is passionate about science, technology, engineering, and education, and has been named a National Scholar in Research and Education.