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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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Eight Faculty Groups Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants for 2018

Eight Faculty Groups Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants for 2018

To invest in Duke’s faculty as scholars and leaders of the university’s intellectual communities, Provost Sally Kornbluth has offered three grant opportunities this year as part of the Together Duke strategic plan. The Offices of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies and the Vice Provost for Academic Affairs oversee these seed grant programs: Intellectual Community […]

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Grants Support Inquiry into Global Cancer, Planetary Health and Other Challenges

Grants Support Inquiry into Global Cancer, Planetary Health and Other Challenges

With funding from Duke’s Provost and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies, two Duke Global Health Institute-led teams have initiated new multidisciplinary collaborations. Megan Huchko, associate professor of obstetrics and gynecology and global health, will lead a team focused on developing an intellectual community at Duke to identify technologies, programs and health policy changes that can address disparities […]

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Seven Groups of Faculty Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants

Seven Groups of Faculty Receive Intellectual Community Planning Grants

In Duke’s rich culture of collaboration, many scholars are working together on a broad range of projects, and new ideas are constantly bubbling up. To provide seed funding for some emerging areas of collaboration, Provost Sally Kornbluth and Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies Ed Balleisen are pleased to announce seven awards for Intellectual Community Planning […]

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Microbial Supergroup Lead Gets Personal with Gut Check

Microbial Supergroup Lead Gets Personal with Gut Check

Duke University’s Lawrence David, Assistant Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology, shares in Science News about what inspires him in science and life, and how his research into bacterial communities started with a year-long analysis of the microbiomes collected from his own body. David is a lead faculty of a group called the Triangle Microbial […]

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