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Duke University Receives $50 Million Grant to Hire New Faculty

Duke University will soon hire more than a dozen junior-to senior-level faculty in the fields of science, medicine, technology, engineering and mathematics after receiving a grant of $50 million earlier this week.

The grant, which came from the Duke Endowment, will allow the university to expand its current areas of research and better prepare students as future leaders in current and emerging professions. 

“Our shared purpose is to improve the overall quality of the sciences across Duke,” A. Eugene Washington, chancellor for health affairs and president and chief executive officer of the Duke University Health System, said.

“Recruiting the best and most promising scientists will propel us to even higher levels of scientific discovery and education and will translate into improved health for communities in North Carolina and beyond.”

Over the next three years, the new scientist-scholar recruits will work with colleagues across multiple disciplines in Duke’s Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, School of Medicine and Pratt School of Engineering.

Dean of the Duke School of Medicine, Mary E. Klotman, said she sees the scientist-scholar collaborations as an opportunity to create new ideas and applications that will elevate the university to the higher levels of insight and excellence.

“We will be looking for exceptional candidates who are asking the most interesting questions in key areas of fundamental science, and who share Duke’s commitment to pursuing innovative, impactful research,” she added.

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