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A Deep Dive into Blubber Samples Yields a Novel Method to Study Whales

A Deep Dive into Blubber Samples Yields a Novel Method to Study Whales

Ecology doctoral student Jillian Wisse studies a species of pilot whale that dives especially deep. To learn more about how they relate to their environment, she sought specialized training at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, South Carolina. Wisse was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate Student […]

Molecular Modeling Techniques Aid Exploration of Environmental Contamination

Molecular Modeling Techniques Aid Exploration of Environmental Contamination

As a Ph.D. student in Integrated Toxicology and Environmental Health, Kirsten Overdahl is exploring the occurrences and biological effects of emerging environmental contaminants in indoor environments. To further her dissertation research, she sought to purchase software to implement machine learning-based molecular modeling to predict chemical behaviors. Overdahl was among 18 Duke University students who received Graduate […]

Training in Radiation Emergency Medicine Prepares Student for Role in Patient Care

Training in Radiation Emergency Medicine Prepares Student for Role in Patient Care

Bria Moore, a Ph.D. student in Medical Physics, enriched her training by attending a course on radiation emergency medicine at Oak Ridge Associated Universities. Learning about the practical aspects of handling contaminated patients in a hospital setting will improve her ability to communicate effectively with medical professionals in emergency situations. Moore was among 18 Duke […]

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 […]

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 […]