Duke University Center for Aging and Human Development
February 1, 2017
This February issue of CROSSROADS…exploring research on religion, spirituality and health is a publication of Duke University’s Center for Spirituality, Theology & Health.  The purpose is to provide updates on new research, news, current events, and funding opportunities related to spirituality and health.  For past issues, click on this  link.
Click on the link below to take you to the newsletter. Please forward to students or colleagues you think might be interested, and let us know about new research, news, events, or funding opportunities you become aware of in this field.

Crossroads, February 2017

Center for Spirituality, Theology and Health, Box 3400 Duke Univ Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Duke Spirituality & Health Workshops

DATE: August 14-18, 2017

LOCATION: Durham, North Carolina

MORE INFO: Workshop Website

Contact: Harold G. Koenig, MD

January 16, 2017

Now is the time to register for our 5-day summer research workshop on August 14-18.  We are holding only one workshop in 2017.  Spaces are limited as usual, especially for those wishing to have individual mentorship for their research projects or career advice (see below).   Please forward this e-mail to anyone you think might be interested.
We have an unusually rich faculty this year from Duke, Yale, and Emory.  The workshop compresses material presented in our past 12-mo post-doctoral fellowship into 5 days, and is the only place in the world where specific training on how to conduct research on religion, spirituality & health can be obtained from researchers active in the field for over 30 years. We recommend these courses for researchers early in their career and for seasoned researchers wishing to shift their work into spirituality & health, as well as for undergraduate and graduate students or others considering research in this area.  Those more generally interested in spirituality and health will also find this workshop useful, as we  cover a lot of material on the subject applicable to laypersons. This is the 14th year the workshop is being offered, with nearly 800 attendees over the years.
Because of the intense nature of this training, spaces in the workshop are limited.  We can provide individual mentorship to only about 30-35 participants.  Every workshop held thus far has been oversubscribed, so it is important to register early.
We are offering partial tuition SCHOLARSHIPS for those with serious financial hardships and in academic positions with potential for conducting research in this area.  Tuition discounts are also available for APC members and for members of other professional societies (for those not applying for a scholarship).
This workshop has been previously approved for 32.5 continuing medical education credits from Duke School of Medicine, and while it currently provides no CME or CEU, many attendees have gotten their certifying bodies to approve the course for CME/CEU based on the course syllabus and prior approval.  The Association of Professional Chaplains (APC) has indicated that this educational event provides 30.5 hours of continuing education that can be applied to the educational hours required by the Board of Chaplaincy Certification, Inc.