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Durham Center of Innovation to ADAPT

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National Clinician Scholars Program

MDs or RNs with a doctoral degree (PhD or DNP) application information

The Durham Center of Innovation to ADAPT, in collaboration with the Duke University Schools of Medicine and Nursing, offers VA National Clinician Scholars Program (NCSP) fellowships each year. The program is a two-year fellowship where scholars have opportunities for conducting clinical work and research, as well as opportunities to participate in policy experiences within the Department of Veterans Affairs. VA NCSP scholars participate in activities at the Durham VA Medical Center, as well as participate fully in overall NCSP program at Duke University.

Program Director & VA Liaison:

David Edelman, MD, MHS

Duke/VA NCSP Program Contact:

Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute

701 West Main Street, Suite 500

Durham, NC  27701

Phone: (919) 668-5923



Current Durham ADAPT NCSP Fellows:


Years of Funding

Carri Polick, PhD, BSN, RN, CEN

2022 - 2025

Judith Vick, MD, MPH

2022 - 2025

Cass Dictus, PhD, MPH, RN