Certificates and Training Programs

Duke offers four biomedical certificate and training programs that provide advanced, focused training for graduate students in:

  • Biomolecular and tissue engineering
  • Photonics
  • Medical imaging
  • Wireless sensor networking

Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering Training Program

For Doctoral Students

The Duke Center for Biomolecular and Tissue Engineering (CBTE) was awarded a biotechnology predoctoral training grant from NIGMS that supports a significant fraction of students seeking a CBTE certificate.

The grant supports the stipend, tuition and fees for nine (9) predoctoral fellows, with the graduate school contributing a tenth fellowship for a fellow who is not a United States citizen. 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

For Master's and Doctoral Students

The purpose of the Duke Photonics Certificate is to provide a venue for master's and doctoral students to learn more about photonics as a path to interdisciplinary research and technology development.

Students are encouraged to develop interdisciplinary and transferable sets of skills in their course work and research activities. The program is for graduate students who have been admitted to one of the participating departments.

Duke Medical Imaging Training Program

For Doctoral Students

The purpose of the Medical Imaging Training Program is to prepare students for interdisciplinary research at the leading edge of medical imaging.

Students participating in the program are funded for the first two (2) years of graduate studies. Trainees undertake a comprehensive curriculum providing an initial broad training in medical physics and instrumentation followed by increasingly focused coursework in the student's area of specialization.

WISeNet IGERT Training Program

For Doctoral Students

The purpose of the WISeNet Integrative Graduate Education and Research Training (IGERT) program is to prepare PhD students for interdisciplinary research in wireless sensor networks.

Students in this program are supported for up to two (2) years, and receive a WISeNet graduate certificate upon completion of a PhD from one of the participating departments.