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Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six Teams Receive 2018-19 Research Incubator Awards from Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty teams have received 2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The awards provide seed funding to support collaborative brain science research for projects of exceptional innovation and broad significance to the field. The projects must engage at least two faculty representing multiple fields or levels of […]

Marshall Scholars Rooted in Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Energy and Brain Sciences

Marshall Scholars Rooted in Interdisciplinary Scholarship on Energy and Brain Sciences

Duke University seniors Julie Uchitel and Shomik Verma have received the highly competitive Marshall Scholarship to pursue postgraduate studies in the U.K. Like Duke’s 2019 Rhodes Scholars, they have deep roots in the intellectual communities of Duke’s university-wide interdisciplinary institutes and initiatives. Julie Uchitel A double major in Neuroscience and French, Uchitel has many ties […]

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 […]

Alison Adcock Is Named Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

Alison Adcock Is Named Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience

The Faculty Governance Committee of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) announced the appointment of R. Alison Adcock, M.D., Ph.D., to the position of director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN). Dr. Adcock’s appointment was made by the committee, in consultation with Duke leadership, including the chairs of the Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral […]

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Launches 2018-19 Research Awards

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Launches 2018-19 Research Awards

Deadline: March 1, 2018 for Letters of Intent; June 1, 2018 for Applications The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences Faculty Governance Committee announces that the application process for competitive research awards is now open. There will be two award mechanisms: the Research Incubator Award and the new Research Germinator Award. To apply for either funding […]

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

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

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty research teams have received 2017-2018 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The teams are addressing complex neuroscience issues such as temporal-lobe epilepsy, improved vision for people with prosthetic retinas, and better hearing for those with cochlear implants. Three new and three existing projects were funded, for […]

Duke Receives NIH Funds to Study Children with Autism and ADHD

Duke Receives NIH Funds to Study Children with Autism and ADHD

Duke researchers will lead a $12.5 million, five-year program to study connections between autism and attention deficit and hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), joining five other universities as a National Institutes of Health Autism Center of Excellence. Having both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and ADHD can lead to more severe autism symptoms in young children, including tantrums, […]