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Ten Students Named 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows in Religions and Public Life

Ten Students Named 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows in Religions and Public Life

This year’s Religions and Public Life Graduate Student Working Group focuses on the theme of “Church and State.” Ten master’s and doctoral students were selected out of a competitive application pool, representing nine different departments and degree programs, three schools, and two universities (Duke and UNC). Graduate Fellows will develop their research interests and discuss […]

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Announces Research Incubator Awards for Six Teams

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Announces Research Incubator Awards for Six Teams

Interdisciplinary Program Leverages Seed Funding into 7-to-1 Return on Investment Six interdisciplinary teams have received 2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The $100,000 awards are designed to promote high-risk/high-return neuroscience research that is collaborative, crosses academic boundaries, and is likely to draw external funding. The projects also help train […]

Four Teams Receive Germinator Awards to Grow New Ideas in Neuroscience Research

Four Teams Receive Germinator Awards to Grow New Ideas in Neuroscience Research

Four interdisciplinary research teams will conduct innovative neuroscience research with support from 2019 Research Germinator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The teams are focused on: Reducing post-operative cognitive decline for people with dementia Understanding biofeedback at the neural level, through advanced imaging and computational analysis Exploring the cognitive and neural mechanisms […]

Three Students Awarded Karen L. Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Prize

Three Students Awarded Karen L. Wrenn Alzheimer’s Disease Travel Prize

Two medical students and one doctoral student to attend scientific conferences Two graduate medical students and one doctoral student in cognitive neuroscience have received 2019-2020 Karen L. Wrenn Trust Travel Awards. The awards, given each year to Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) graduate students, are made possible through the generosity of the Wrenn Trust, […]

Duke Researchers Receive NIH Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Duke Researchers Receive NIH Funding to Combat Opioid Crisis

Research teams from Duke received more than $24 million in federal grants to address challenges related to pain and the opioid crisis, with more than $19 million awarded to investigators from the Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI), the world’s largest academic research organization. The grants are part of the NIH’s Helping to End Addiction Long-term […]

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting ...

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting North Carolina and Global Communities

Four groups led by Duke University faculty have been awarded Collaboratory grants for research into pressing local and global challenges. “From investigations in our own backyard into evaluating water safety and lessening the impact of evictions on child development, to research aimed at increasing solar energy efficiency and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases on […]

Archival Expeditions Fellows Will Incorporate Primary Sources into Course Modules

Archival Expeditions Fellows Will Incorporate Primary Sources into Course Modules

The Archival Expeditions introduces Duke graduate students to teaching with digital and physical primary sources. Each student partners with a Duke faculty sponsor to design an undergraduate course module that incorporates primary source material tailored to a specific class.  The Archival Expeditions Fellows spend 70-75 hours during a semester consulting with their faculty sponsor, library […]

Meet the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows at the Kenan Institute for Ethics

Meet the 2019-2020 Graduate Fellows at the Kenan Institute for Ethics

As Fellows at the Kenan Institute for Ethics, they share a common interest in understanding how the world works, and will explore ways in which it can be reformed and improved. The aim of the ongoing discussions throughout the year, among the Fellows and Kenan faculty members, is to enhance everyone’s ability to contribute to debates involving […]