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Duke Incubation Fund Awards Support Seven Promising Innovations

Duke Incubation Fund Awards Support Seven Promising Innovations

The winners of the Fall 2019 Duke Incubation Fund awards have been announced, representing promising innovation happening across the University. Seven projects will receive funds totaling $129,000. The Incubation Fund, run by Duke’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Initiative (I&E), supports early-stage ideas from Duke’s innovation ecosystem with the potential to go to market. Whereas many resources […]

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 […]

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting ...

Four Groups of Duke Faculty Receive Collaboratory Grants for Research on Issues Affecting North Carolina and Global Communities

Four groups led by Duke University faculty have been awarded Collaboratory grants for research into pressing local and global challenges. “From investigations in our own backyard into evaluating water safety and lessening the impact of evictions on child development, to research aimed at increasing solar energy efficiency and minimizing the spread of infectious diseases on […]

Janet Prvu Bettger on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

Janet Prvu Bettger on Interdisciplinary Collaboration

“I have found leading Bass Connections to be professionally transformational for me as an educator” Associate Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery Janet Prvu Bettger is interested in what comes after a life-altering injury or illness, when a patient leaves the hospital and must learn to live with disability. She launched the Global Alliance on Disability and […]

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 […]

The Value of Time Away from the Bench

The Value of Time Away from the Bench

By Rossie Clark-Cotton, Fifth-year Ph.D. Candidate, Department of Cell Biology, Duke University I love graduate school. I use genetics and cell biology to study the mechanisms by which cells change their shape in response to chemical cues. In any given day, I might delete a gene to learn more about its function, make time-lapse movies […]