Clinical research is encouraged, but is not considered a required part of the clinical fellowship. Duke faculty are involved in a wide variety of research efforts, spanning the breadth of modalities and imaging techniques. Many single projects are available for Fellows interested in undertaking relatively limited projects, while those who wish to do so can become involved in longer-term/more intensive research efforts. In addition, Fellows may choose to either spearhead projects or simply serve as readers/secondary investigators, as they wish.
Fellows who are able to complete projects during the fellowship year in time for a national meeting are encouraged to submit their work. Projects accepted for presentation are often supported by the department. The Division has a laptop computer which fellows are encouraged to use for research projects. Office space for the abdominal imaging fellows is located in Duke North Hospital and is available for use during days scheduled for academic pursuits.
Recently completed Fellow-driven projects include: