MEDx Café

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

An informal time set aside by MEDx leadership for discussions with faculty, staff and students. Learn more about MEDx, an initiative between the School of Medicine and the Pratt School of Engineering, and get help finding collaborators, resources, and connections. To chat, contact Donna Crenshaw directly at or 919-660-1915.

  • June 1 | Virtual
  • June 8 | Virtual
  • June 15 | Virtual
  • June 22 | Virtual

Upcoming Events

Science Writing: Traditional Publication and New Horizons

Wednesday, June 1

4:00 pm

Presenter: Jonathan McCall, MS

Join us as we discuss strategies for writing for peer-reviewed publication in a rapidly changing landscape, including selecting a target journal, managing revisions, and responding to critique.

Science Writing: Traditional Publication and New Horizons

[CANCELLED] POSTPONED: Fundamentals of Intellectual Property: A Workshop for Inventors

Saturday, June 18

9:00 am to 3:00 pm Fitzpatrick Center Schiciano Auditorium Side A, room 1464

Presenter: Greg Carlin, M.S., J.D., Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC

"Fundamentals of Intellectual Property: A Workshop for Inventors" Greg Carlin, M.S., J.D., Meunier Carlin & Curfman LLC 2 sessions will be offered: Session #1 - 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. (Fundamentals) Session #2 - 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. (Deeper dive) Sat., June 18, 2022 Fitzpatrick Schiciano Auditorium, Room 1464 Lunch is provided and is free of charge but registration is required in advance: As an engineer or scientist you conceive new product ideas, discover new treatments for disease, or write original software. But do you know how to protect these ideas so that they can be effectively disseminated? Do you know whether your idea is patentable, and what it takes to get a patent? Do you know what other forms of intellectual property are available to protect your innovations, such as copyrights for your software? Gregory J. Carlin will provide a morning session for beginners and an afternoon session for those looking to more deeply understand patent law. Both sessions will be interactive with the opportunity for questions. His insights for these sessions were developed over a career spent in academia, industry, and his own boutique IP law firm. The morning session, in particular, will introduce basics of intellectual property, including how to spot opportunities for your startup to capitalize on patent, trademark, copyright and trade secret protection. This will help you ward off competitors and gain or maintain market share. The (optional) afternoon session will dive deep into patent protection including how to work with patent attorneys to develop effective patent applications and how to avoid patent pitfalls. This interactive workshop will teach you how to read a patent, understand its legal meaning, and protect your own ideas.

Greg Carlin

Writing Winning NIH Grant Proposals Seminar

Friday, July 15 to Saturday, July 16

9:00 am to 12:30 pm Virtual

Back by popular demand, Duke is hosting Write Winning NIH Grant Proposals, a virtual seminar from Grant Writers' Seminars and Workshops. This session will be held virtually from 9:00am - 12:30pm (EDT) on July 15th and 16th, and is geared towards faculty or others who are responsible for writing NIH grant applications. Duke is covering the registration fees for the seminar; however, all registrants are required to purchase the most recent version of The Grant Application Writer's Workbook, and may choose to request that support from their department. A Zoom link to the session will be sent upon confirmation of purchase of the workbook.

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