Duke Center for Geriatric Surgery Scholars Program [For Duke Faculty Only]

Funding Agency:
Duke University

The Duke Center for Geriatric Surgery (DCGS) is envisioned to be a collaborative platform to develop and integrate advances in perioperative care for older adults through clinical innovation, education and research. The DCGS builds on the success of current programs, namely, Perioperative Senior Health Clinic (POSH), Health Optimization Program for Elders (HOPE), Educational Leadership Immersion Training in ELDERcare (ELITE), and Surgical Center for Outcomes Research (Duke SCORES).

The Duke Center for Geriatric Surgery is a multidisciplinary, inter professional center supporting advances in perioperative care for older adults through clinical innovation, education and research to further its aims of enhancing clinical care and health professions education in geriatric specific issues that are critical in the perioperative period. DCGS advocates for patient and family centered care and will help guide policy that affects Medicare decision making and payment reform in the perioperative period. DCGS supports clinical and basic research in enhancing surgical outcomes in older adults.

The DCGS Scholars Program provides funding of up to $20,000 per project for 12 months to catalyze investigations of key questions in geriatric surgical outcomes research. The goals of this program are to foster new collaborations among Duke researchers, support research teams in obtaining preliminary data that will be used to apply for larger awards, and provide opportunities for mentoring and training for junior faculty, residents and medical students. Applicants will be expected to collaborate with available biostatistical support resources and to engage with the DCGS program.

For additional information on the DCGS Scholars Program, please contact Theresa Champion, SCORES & DCGS Program Coordinator, at theresa.champion@duke.edu.

Deadline: Oct. 18, 2021

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

The Principal Investigator (PI) must be at the regular rank Assistant, Associate, or Professor level at Duke University. Both MD and non-MD faculty may be Principal Investigators.

Co-investigators: The project must include one co-investigator from the Division of Surgical Disciplines and one from either the Division of Geriatric Medicine (Department of Medicine) or the Duke Center for Aging and Human Development.



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

October 18, 2021