Applications are Open for the 2021 Woo Center Fellowship Program

We are excited to announce the launch of the 2021 Woo Center Fellowship Program at Duke University! This fellowship program aims to provide experience working on real problems in the health and healthcare domains at Duke while fostering an innovative and entrepreneurial spirit. By partnering with investigators and innovators at departments at Duke University Health System, Duke Institute for Health Innovation (DIHI), Duke University School of Nursing, and medical imaging industry partners such as Gradient Health supported by Google, fellows will become deeply immersed in the field of healthcare and solve complex problems. Potential solutions involve technical solutions, ranging from machine learning, computer vision, software engineering, digital pathology, and other technical domains. The program provides a unique opportunity to integrate these technical solutions with regard to research and operational questions. The Woo center will also provide stipends for the awarded fellows.

Several outstanding fellows will be selected for the 2021 Woo Center Fellowship Program. Selected finalists will be matched to project teams according to expertise and interest. Examples of prior projects have included large scale radiologic image captioning, open source contributions into TensorFlow, deep learning segmentation of microscopic structures on digital pathology images, real-time prediction of inpatient decompensation and others. During the internship period, the fellows will have the opportunity to: 1) analyze electronic health record, clinical imaging, and other data sources; 2) receive technical, clinical, and design mentorship from experts; 3) publish their work in peer-reviewed journals; 4) develop intellectual property; and 5) collaborate with the industry partners worldwide.  

The following are important dates to keep in mind during the application process:

Application deadline:    11:59 p.m. (EST) on February 5, 2021

Interview:                     Mid-to-late February 2021

Final announcement:    No later than March 10, 2021

Fellowship Dates

Onboarding:           March - May 2021

Core Internship:     May – August 2021

Continuation:          Fall 2021 Academic Period

Who can apply: Both Duke undergraduates and graduates are encouraged to apply. Students with prior experience in computer science, machine learning, and other quantitative skills preferred. In accordance with Duke University Policy, students participating in the fellowship must physically reside in the state of North Carolina for the duration of the Core Internship period (see above).

Procedure: In order to apply, please complete this survey: Woo Center Fellowship 2021 Application.  A copy of your resume/CV as well as a cover letter containing a statement as to why you are a good fit in this fellowship program and why you are interested in this space will be required. 

Selected applicants will be asked to attend an video interview. 

Past and current fellows can be found here.

Please email Dr. Zhaohui Wang with any questions regarding the application process and/or program.