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21 Alumni, 21 Students, 36 Hours in Energy at Duke University

21 Alumni, 21 Students, 36 Hours in Energy at Duke University

What happens when 21 successful energy alumni intersect with 21 motivated energy students for a weekend? The Duke University Energy Initiative decided to find out with its 36 Hours in Energy event on October 12-14. The Energy Initiative, Duke’s interdisciplinary hub for all things energy, assembled the 42 attendees for a program that was equal parts networking […]

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Seed Funding Helps Grow Collaboration in Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Seed Funding Helps Grow Collaboration in Regenerative Biology and Medicine

Humans and other mammals don’t regenerate heart muscle well, explains Kenneth Poss. He’s the James B. Duke Professor of Cell Biology and the director of Duke’s Regeneration Next initiative. “If we have a heart attack, we lose hundreds of millions of heart muscle cells.” Ideally, humans could be more like zebrafish, which have a natural […]

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Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Seven Projects Receive 2018 Germinator Research Awards

Interdisciplinary projects involve new approaches to neuroscience topics Seven projects involving nearly two dozen Duke clinical and basic-science faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and graduate students have received the inaugural Germinator Research Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), the Institute’s Faculty Governance Committee Chair, Geraldine Dawson, announced today. The awards grew out of DIBS […]

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Duke Students Examine Sustainable Energy Solutions in New Volume of Case Studies

Duke Students Examine Sustainable Energy Solutions in New Volume of Case Studies

What do dusty solar panels, biomass cookstoves, biogas-fueled sanitation systems, and renewable project finance have in common? Each is featured in a new volume of energy access case studies from Duke University student authors. Case studies by Michael Valerino (PhD ’23, Environmental Engineering), Chinmoy Kumar (MIDP’19, Master of International Development Policy), Brandon Hunter (PhD’20, Environmental […]

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Global Health Summer Program Offers Projects in North Carolina, Ghana, India, and Kenya

Global Health Summer Program Offers Projects in North Carolina, Ghana, India, and Kenya

Applications are open for the Student Research Training Program, an intensive experiential learning program that engages second- and third-year undergraduate students in the development, implementation, and assessment of a community-based project. This year, students can choose from six projects in Ghana, India, Kenya, and North Carolina. Applications are due October 2, 2018. Working with a faculty director […]

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