Faculty Appointed as Research Liaison

Michael “Luke” James, MD, associate professor of anesthesiology and neurology, has been appointed as Duke-NUS clinical research liaison. In his new role, Dr. James will work with the vice chancellor of Duke-NUS Affairs to maintain existing Duke/Duke-NUS research links and develop new ones in key strategic areas. He will oversee the Duke-NUS clinical research fellowship exchange program, the Duke/Duke-NUS pilot grants, travel grants, and the Duke/Duke-NUS/SingHealth mentoring program.

Duke-NUS was established in 2005 as a strategic collaboration between Duke University and the National University of Singapore (NUS). “I’m excited to work with our Singaporean partners and develop clinical research collaborations with colleagues providing first rate care in one of the most populous areas of the world,” says Dr. James.

He has established collaborations with SingHealth National Neuroscience Institute and Anesthesiology and has often visited Singapore. Dr. James will serve as a point of contact for those who already have research collaborations with Duke-NUS and for anyone interested in exploring research possibilities. He replaces Dr. Uptal Patel, who left Duke in early spring.