MEDx Café

Wednesdays | 10:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

An informal time to meet with MEDx leadership to learn more about MEDx, an initiative between the School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering, held every other week.

In response to Duke urging all small-group and individual meetings to cease immediately, MEDx Cafés have been moved to virtual meetings ONLY. To chat, contact Donna Crenshaw directly at or 919-660-1915.

  • April 15 | Virtual Meeting
  • April 29 | Virtual Meeting
  • May 13 | Virtual Meeting

Upcoming Events

Coronavirus Conversations: Information Sharing During An Epidemic

Thursday, April 2

12:30 pm to 1:30 pm

Presenter: Brian Langloss, Ph.D. & Sarah Rispin Sedlack, J.D.

As the world struggles to contain the economic, political, social, and health impacts of the COVID-19 virus, it is also wrestling with how both online censorship and the open internet have helped the spread of the virus. Social media and other digital platforms provide critical opportunities outside of official channels to share accurate information about emerging diseases. However, these online platforms have also facilitated the spread of misleading information about the coronavirus. While international health authorities, governments and social media companies are engaged in efforts to combat it, they are struggling to keep up.

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How Startups Survive an Apocalypse

Friday, April 3

11:30 am to 12:30 pm Zoom Meeting

Presenter: Troy Henikoff & Jamie Jones

Join Troy Henikoff, Managing Director of MATH Venture Partners, and Prof. Jamie Jones, Executive Director of CEI, to hear about how startups survive and thrive during world-stopping events like COVID-19.

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Design Thinking: Observation to Launch in 3 Days

Friday, April 10

11:30 am Zoom Meeting

Presenter: Janvi Jhaveri, Jack Strategy

Fuqua invites you to join Janvi Jhaveri, Founder and Principal, Jack Strategy, for a discussion about how they used the design thinking process to launch, which was recently featured in Forbes, in three days.

New Changes to the NSF Biosketch

Monday, April 13

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm Webinar

This webinar will focus on the upcoming changes to the NSF biosketch that will be required for NSF proposals submitted on or after June 1, 2020

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Learning Health Systems Based Upon Outbreak Informatics

Wednesday, April 15

9:30 am to 10:30 am WebEx

Presenter: Dr. Eric Perakslis

As the COVID-19 epidemic scales exponentially across the United States, calls for expended use of telehealth, innovative technology solutions and optimization of life-saving critical care hospital beds clearly highlight unmet needs in the American healthcare system. Dr. Perakslis will provide a wealth of insight on health systems, the use of informatics and technology during pandemic outbreaks.

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Women in Data Science Durham Conference

Wednesday, April 22

9:00 am to 4:00 pm Hock Plaza Auditorium

WiDS Durham @ Duke University is an independent event organized by Ambassador Jessylin Dunn to coincide with the annual Global Women in Data Science (WiDS) Conference held at Stanford University and an estimated 150+ locations worldwide. All genders are invited to attend WiDS regional events, which features outstanding women doing outstanding work.

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Duke Design Health 2020-2021 Application Deadline

Friday, May 1

(All day)

Duke Design Health is an innovative entrepreneurship program that brings together engineering and business graduate students with medical trainees to develop needs-based solutions to problems in the clinical setting.

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MEDx Pilot Project Grant: Call for Proposals Submission Deadline

Monday, June 1

11:55 pm Online submission

MEDx is pleased to announce a call for proposals for pilot project grants that will facilitate the formation of new collaborations or expand existing collaborations between regular rank faculty in Medicine and Engineering. Projects that are responsive to this call for proposals will benefit human health by providing important disease insights, or developing technologies to aid in disease prevention, diagnosis or treatment. The desired outcomes of the projects are eventual development of a commercial product and/or translation of the research into clinical practice. These grants should also catalyze research that will be competitive for follow-on support and further development through grants (e.g. Duke CTSI, Coulter Foundation, SBIT/STTR), not-for-profit or industry partnering, sponsored research, licensing, or new company formation. Applicants are encouraged to describe the opportunities for follow-on support and to outline the potential pathway for eventual clinical translation or commercialization. Projects may be a new collaboration between regular rank faculty in Medicine and Engineering or a new project for existing collaborators. These awards are not meant to provide bridge funding for existing projects. The awards are up to $50,000 (direct costs only, and no faculty effort may be included). Multiple proposals will be funded. Submission deadline is 11:59 P.M. on June 1, 2020.

Duke Single-Cell Science Colloquium

Tuesday, September 29

8:30 am to 3:30 pm Trent Semans Center Great Hall

Join us for a day-long colloquium to discuss biology, technology and disease in the field of single-cell science!