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PARTNERS knows that life happens. We support early career faculty who are facing care giving challenges so that career momentum can be maintained or restored when the going gets rough.

By offering professional and personal 'extra hands,' the goal of PARTNERS is to restore stability and protect promising research careers.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

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APPLICATION PROCESS

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SCIENTIFIC CONCIERGE

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For questions about the program, or to apply, please email Helen Bird, Program Manager, or call 615 322 4785.


Dr. Katherine Hartmann, Program Director and Dr. Wonder Drake, Program Co-Director are both available to provide completely confidential support to you and may be involved in suggesting resources.

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INSIGHTS INTO NEEDS OF ACADEMIC FACULTY

Hartmann KE, Sundermann AC, Helton R, Bird H, Wood A.  The Scope of Extra-Professional Caregiving Challenges Among Early Career Faculty: Findings From a University Medical Center.  Academic Medicine. 2018; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29596083

Jagsi R, Jones RD, Griffith KA, Brady KT, Brown AJ, Davis RD, Drake AF, Ford D, Fraser VJ, Hartmann KE, Hochman JS, Girdler S, Libby AM, Mangurian C, Regensteiner JG, Yonkers K, Escobar-Alvarez S, Myers ER.  An Innovative Program to Support Gender Equity and Success in Academic Medicine: Early Experiences From the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation's Fund to Retain Clinical Scientists.  Ann Intern Med.  2018; Epub ahead of print. PMID: 29554690

Brown AM, Morrow JD, Limbird LE, at al. Centralized oversight of physician-scientist faculty development at Vanderbilt: Early outcomes. Acad Med. 2008;83:969–975. PMID: 18820531

Munson M, Weisz O, Masur S. Juggling on the ladder: Institutional awards help faculty overcome early-mid career obstacles. American Society of Cell Biology Newsletter. 2014; 37:9.

Jagsi R, Butterton JR, Starr R, Tarbell NJ. A targeted intervention for the career development of women in academic medicine. Arch Intern Med. 2007;167:343–345.

Beckett L, Nettiksimmons J, Howell LP, Villablanca AC. Do family responsibilities and a clinical versus research faculty position affect satisfaction with career and work-life balance for medical school faculty? J Womens Health. 2015;24:471–480.

CONFIDENTIAL | SUPPORTIVE | RESTORATIVE

The Partnership in Actively Retaining Talented Early-career Researchers, or Doris Duke Partners, is made possible by funding from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation.