Applications for Woo Center Fellowship Have Been Extended!

The 2021 Woo Center Fellowship Program at Duke University application has been extended to February 28!

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. See Full Details.

Additionally the Woo Center is excited to announce a new partnership with Brain Tool Laboratory.

The Brain Tool Laboratory (BTL) is a collaborative engineering research environment where healthcare challenges meet engineering.  Through wide ranging technological solutions, they tackle unmet needs faced by both patients and clinical care teams in the operating room and beyond.  The BTL is currently seeking motivated intern(s) for the 2021 Summer Term to join the team in furthering a novel spectral imaging technology for use in the operating room.  This effort is aimed at 1) integrating spectral imaging systems into existing infrastructure in the OR for data collect; 2) application of machine learning and statistical analysis to identify diagnostic information from sensor streams; and 3) testing and validation of the system towards commercialization.  The BTL research group has a strong emphasis on translational engineering and thus strives to create publications, patents, and commercialization opportunities for the technologies developed in lab.

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

Application deadline:    11:59 p.m. (EST) on February 28, 2021

Interview:                      Mid-to-late March 2021

Final announcement:     No later than March 20, 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.