Announcing the Dr. G. Ralph Corey Legacy Award

The Hubert-Yeargan Center for Global Health is pleased to announce a new funding opportunity for early clinician-scientists with an interest in research in LMICs and underserved populations, the Dr. G. Ralph Corey Legacy Award.

In 1985, Dr. G. Ralph Corey spent three months working in a small missionary hospital in the western highlands of Kenya. This life-altering experience for him became the inspiration that allowed for hundreds of young physicians to travel abroad to improve the health circumstances of people in the developing world through clinical service, education, and research. Dr. Corey’s career in academic medicine and medical education allowed him to both build relationships internationally and facilitate the placement of young physicians in resource poor settings. Dr. Corey became the founding director of the Hubert-Yeargan Center (HYC) for Global Health and served as Director of Infectious Diseases at the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). Dr. Corey’s vision helped to secure Duke’s role as a leaders in global health education for post-graduate medical trainees. He retired from a highly distinguished career at Duke on June 30, 2020.

In recognition of Dr. Corey’s outstanding service, the HYC and DCRI have partnered to create the Dr. G. Ralph Corey Legacy Award that establishes a research fund to carry on Dr. Corey’s vision consistent with the HYC mission statement: to develop the next generation of globally educated, socially responsible clinician educators and scientists dedicated to improving health equity at home and abroad.  The award program will provide supplemental funding to support post-graduate trainees and junior faculty research projects related to health equity and health disparities in LMICs and underserved populations.  This scholarship is a mechanism to both honor and individual with a lifelong commitment to underserved communities, while at the same time to carry on his legacy of training the next generation of global health professionals.

Read the full funding opportunity announcement here.