Rasheed Gbadegesin has been named the associate program director of the Duke Pediatric Research Scholars Program for Physician-Scientist Development.
He and director Sallie Permar, MD, PhD, will work with the vice chair of education and vice chair of research to recruit and retain top trainees and support their dual interests during and after residency and fellowship training. Support will include keeping the residents' research interests viable during the challenges of clinical training, connecting with like-minded physician-scientists and mentors throughout the training processes, and streamlining the transition to fellowship training and junior faculty positions. Drs. Permar and Gbadegesin will also be partnering with senior leadership to increase the number of physician-scientists in categorically identified areas of priority in the department.
Of the appointment, Ann Reed, MD, chair of the Department of Pediatrics, said "I would like to welcome Drs. Permar and Gbadegesin to their new leadership positions and also extend my thanks for their efforts and support as we grow and further define the future of pediatric research."