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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 […]

Noted Autism Researcher Named Director of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Noted Autism Researcher Named Director of Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Geri Dawson, a leading researcher of autism spectrum disorders, has been named director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS), Provost Sally Kornbluth and School of Medicine Dean Mary Klotman announced this week. “We are immensely pleased that Geri—an internationally renowned scientist and clinician who has a long track record of inspiring and effective […]

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Seeks Proposals for 2019-20 Research Awards

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Seeks Proposals for 2019-20 Research Awards

Deadline: May 1, 2019 for Letters of Intent The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) is pleased to announce the call for proposals for the 2019-2020 Research Incubator and Research Germinator Awards. These awards provide seed funding to support interdisciplinary, innovative brain science research within Duke. By supporting such research, DIBS hopes to encourage innovative […]