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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 […]

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) 2017-2018 Report

Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) 2017-2018 Report

Background Together Duke, the university’s 2017 strategic plan, includes a goal to provide a transformative educational experience for all students and sets forth increased opportunities for graduate and professional school students to prepare for a wide array of career options. Duke’s Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) program supports doctoral and master’s students to stretch […]

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 […]

Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Expand Training beyond Core Disciplines

Duke Graduate Students Receive Grants to Expand Training beyond Core Disciplines

Eighteen Duke University students—16 from The Graduate School, one from the School of Nursing and one from the Divinity School—received Graduate Student Training Enhancement Grants (GSTEG) for 2017-2018 from the Office of the Vice Provost for Interdisciplinary Studies. Stretching beyond their core disciplinary training, these doctoral and master’s students will spend up to one semester […]

Doctoral Students Honored for Excellence in Mentoring

Doctoral Students Honored for Excellence in Mentoring

Duke graduate students Eleanor Caves (Biology), Joyell Arscott (Nursing) and Zachary Carico (Immunology) are this year’s student recipients of the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Mentoring. Caves (pictured above) is part of a graduate student group that received a Duke Support for Interdisciplinary Graduate Networks (D-SIGN) grant for the 2016-2017 academic year. Her successful proposal, […]

Doctoral Student Leads Study of Nursing Home Residents in China

Doctoral Student Leads Study of Nursing Home Residents in China

Yuting Song is a Ph.D. student at the School of Nursing. Last year she was a member of the Bass Connections project team Community Care of Frail Elders in Cross-cultural Settings. To extend her research beyond the project team, she applied for and received a Bass Connections Follow-on Student Research Grant mentored by Kirsten Corazzini, […]