Nine Duke Psychiatry Faculty Selected for Leadership Programs

By Susan Gallagher

Congratulations to the nine faculty members from our department who were selected to participate in four highly competitive School of Medicine leadership and development programs!


Andrea Diaz Stransky, MD, and Elizabeth Ransey, PhD, have been selected to participate in ADVANCE-UP (Academic DeVelopment Advocacy Networking, Coaching and Education for Underrepresented Populations). ADVANCE-UP is a year-long program that provides in-depth opportunities for academic development, mentoring, and networking for faculty from underrepresented racial and ethnic backgrounds.

The program aims to address the challenges that underrepresented faculty encounter in academic medical centers and ultimately seeks to create a network of scholars that will enhance the sense of community among underrepresented faculty, foster timely promotion and increase representation in leadership positions.

Learn more about the program and this year's cohort.


Miriam Feliu, PhD, has been selected to participate in ALICE, a yearlong leadership development program for mid-career women faculty in leadership roles. The program provides instruction in key leadership competencies and a unique peer-mentoring experience with women from across the School of Medicine.

Learn more about the program and this year's cohort.

Duke Clinical Leadership Program

Jacob Feigal, MD, and Brenda Poirier, MS, PPCNP-BC, were selected to participate in the Duke Clinical Leadership Program (DCLP).

DCLP was founded by the Chancellor for Health Affairs in 2010 to help expand leadership capacity within Duke Health. The program provides faculty with an opportunity to deepen their awareness of healthcare operations and to develop relevant leadership skills. 

Learn more about the program and this year's cohort.

Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER)

Dan Blalock, PhDElena Tenenbaum, PhDSheri Towe, PhD, and Yun Wang, PhD, were selected to participate in the Leadership Development for Researchers (LEADER) Program. LEADER is designed for junior faculty who are leading a research group and driving their own research agenda. The course provides insight into leadership and team building as well as direction on how to develop and manage a scientific laboratory or research program, how to improve productivity, and how to harness creativity and innovation.

The program was developed to bridge the gap between the scientific expertise that led individuals to a career in academic medicine, and the management skills that will be required to succeed as the leaders of small business units. 

Learn more about the program and this year's cohort.