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Biologist Builds Skills in Coding to Study Deep-sea Marine Animals

Biologist Builds Skills in Coding to Study Deep-sea Marine Animals

Kate Thomas, a Ph.D. student in Biology, was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2017-18 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies for training beyond their core disciplines. Her faculty mentor is Sönke Johnsen. She shared an update: GSTEG funding allowed me to spend […]

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Energy Research Seed Fund Awards Eight Grants to Duke Faculty for 2018-2019

Research projects that explore advances in energy materials, novel perspectives on resilience and sustainability, and energy storage solutions will receive funding in 2018 from the Duke University Energy Initiative’s Energy Research Seed Fund. The program will award eight grants to projects involving 21 faculty members from four Duke schools, investing a total of $336,956 in promising new energy […]

Four Duke Students Selected as Global Health Doctoral Scholars

Four Duke Students Selected as Global Health Doctoral Scholars

Four Duke doctoral students have been selected to join the Global Health Doctoral Scholars program at the Duke Global Health Institute (DGHI), bringing the current cohort total to 13 scholars. Through the DGHI Doctoral Scholars program, Duke PhD candidates from various disciplines conduct in-depth research on a topic that intersects their primary discipline and global […]

Interdisciplinary Groups Led by Duke Graduate Students Receive 2018-19 D-SIGN Grants

Interdisciplinary Groups Led by Duke Graduate Students Receive 2018-19 D-SIGN Grants

The Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies has awarded Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grants to six graduate student groups for the 2018-2019 academic year. Duke-ACRE Partnership Core students: Katherine Pringle, M.A. in Economics; Ryan Juskus, Ph.D. in Religion; Emma Lietz Bilecky, Master of Environmental Management Faculty mentor: Erika Weinthal Up […]

Fourteen Duke Graduate Students Receive Training Enhancement Grants

Fourteen Duke Graduate Students Receive Training Enhancement Grants

Fourteen Duke University students received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for 2018-2019 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Stretching beyond their core disciplinary training, these doctoral students will spend up to one semester acquiring skills, knowledge, or experiences that will enhance the approach to their original research. Hands-on Training Patrick […]

Learning New Skills to Study Girls’ Mental and Reproductive Health in Tanzania

Learning New Skills to Study Girls’ Mental and Reproductive Health in Tanzania

To enhance her dissertation on mental and reproductive health among adolescent girls, Emily Cherenack volunteered with a nonprofit in Tanzania and received specialized training at the University of Miami. Cherenack, a Ph.D. student in Clinical Psychology, was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) in 2017-18 from the Office […]

Assessing Antibiotic Resistance to Understand How Wild and Captive Lemurs Stay Healthy

Assessing Antibiotic Resistance to Understand How Wild and Captive Lemurs Stay Healthy

Sally Bornbusch, a Ph.D. student in Evolutionary Anthropology, spent last summer learning how to assess antibiotic resistance in bacterial microbiomes of non-human primates such as lemurs. This experience will inform her dissertation on the relationship between primate gut microbiomes and host health. Mentored by Christine Drea, Bornbusch was among 18 Duke University students who received […]