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Duke Incubation Fund Awards Support Seven Promising Innovations

Duke Incubation Fund Awards Support Seven Promising Innovations

The winners of the Fall 2019 Duke Incubation Fund awards have been announced, representing promising innovation happening across the University. Seven projects will receive funds totaling $129,000. The Incubation Fund, run by Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E), supports early-stage ideas from Duke’s innovation ecosystem with the potential to go to market. Whereas many resources […]

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, […]