Certificates and Training Programs

Duke Medical Imaging Training Program - NIH Grant #EB001040

The purpose of the Medical Imaging Training Program is to prepare students for interdisciplinary research at the cutting edge of medical imaging. Students participating in the program are funded for the first two years of graduate studies. Trainees undertake a comprehensive curriculum providing an initial broad training in medical physics and instrumentation followed by increasingly focussed coursework in the student's area of specialization.

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering Training Program - NIH NIGMS Biotechnology Predoctoral Training Grant

The Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) was awarded a biotechnology predoctoral training grant from NIGMS in 1994 that supports a significant fraction of students seeking a CBTE certificate. The grant supports the stipend, tuition and fees for nine predoctoral fellows, with the graduate school contributing a tenth fellowship for non-US citizens. CBTE faculty and students interested in the CBTE curriculum submit applications to the CBTE Steering Committee, which awards the NIH fellowships for two years of support. Generally, students are awarded a NIH CBTE fellowship during their first or second year of graduate study and are supported for two years.

Certificate in Photonics

In recognition of the growing importance of Photonics as an enabling multidisciplinary field, Duke Graduate School and the Pratt School of Engineering have created a Photonics Certificate Program. The purpose of the certificate is to broaden the scope of the typical disciplinary graduate student-training program. Students are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary and transferable sets of skills in their course work and research activities. The program is designed to accommodate both Professional MS and PhD students who have been admitted to one of the participating departments.

WISeNet IGERT Training Program

The purpose of the WISeNet Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program is to prepare Ph.D. students for interdisciplinary research in wireless sensor networks. Students in this program are supported for up to two years, and receive a WISeNet graduate certificate upon completion of a Ph.D. degree from one of the participating departments.