A Message from Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, Interim Director of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

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Alison Adcock MD PhD

Dear DIBS students, faculty, and staff, and the broader Brain Science community and supporters at Duke and beyond,

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By the Numbers

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DIBS Faculty Members

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Research Articles Published

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Active research grants

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Notable Grants

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Duke-Led Teams Awarded $18 Million to Investigate Parkinson’s Disease

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Duke/UNC Awarded Grant to Establish Joint Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center

Read more about the new research center here

Honorable Mentions

A snapshot of some of the many awards and honors earned by brain science scholars at Duke this past year.

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Cagla Eroglu & Kafui Dzirasa Named Howard Hughes Investigators

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Len White receives AAMC’s Distinguished Teaching Award

Read more about Dr. White's award here
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Blake Wilson Receives North Carolina's Highest Honor

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Stephen Lisberger Named to National Academy of Sciences

Read more about Dr. Lisberger's Election here
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Kafui Dzirasa named to the National Academy of Medicine

Read more about Dr. Dzirasa's election here
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Three Brain Science Faculty Elected to American Academy of Arts & Sciences

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New to Duke

We were fortunate to have five new faculty join our brain science community as Duke professors and researchers. Learn more about each one here 

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Student Successes

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Young Minds Study the Brain at Duke

DIBS members organized and hosted the second annual Duke Undergraduate Neuroscience Experience (DUNE) summer research program for local high schoolers.

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UNDERGRADUATE BRAIN ART CONTEST YIELDS EYE-POPPING VISUALS

The DIBS-sponsored competition with the Neuroscience Majors' Union drew in many wonderful, original, and creative pieces from undergraduate students at Duke, and spurred an article in a peer-reviewed scholarly journal.

CHECK OUT THE FULL BRAIN ART GALLERY HERE
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NEUROBIOLOGY GRADUATE STUDENT KARIM ABDELAAL AWARDED FELLOWSHIP FROM THE HOWARD HUGHES MEDICAL INSTITUTE

The Gilliam Program recognizes graduate students conducting outstanding research in their respective scientific fields and their advisers who are committed to building a more inclusive scientific ecosystem.

READ MORE ABOUT KARIM'S AWARD HERE

Students Research the Power of the Brain During Summer Program

This summer, DIBS and the Department of Psychology & Neuroscience hosted the annual Summer Neuroscience Program (SNP) for rising juniors and seniors, wherein undergrads spent eight weeks working on their brain-related senior thesis research projects. Read more about students' experiences participating in SNP in the DukeToday story.

Research Highlights

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Lead Exposure in Last Century Shrunk IQ Scores of Half of Americans

March 2022

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Duke Scientists Find Brain Network That Makes Mice Mingle

March 2022

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Air pollution and stress alter brain development and social behavior in male mice

August 2022

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Birds Shuffle And Repeat Their Tunes To Keep The Audience Listening

January 2022

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Duke Neuroscientists Lay Out the New Technology and Challenges for Brain Science Research

January 2022

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Role Identified for Key Gene in Developmental Disability Syndrome

June 2022

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Your Gut Senses the Difference Between Real Sugar and Artificial Sweetener

January 2022

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Keeping the Aging Brain Connected With Words and Music

December 2021

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Neuroscientists See How Practice Really Does Make Perfect

October 2021

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Duke Neuroscientist Co-Leads Massive Effort to Map Brain

October 2021

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When Taste and Healthfulness Compete, Taste Has a Hidden Advantage

July 2021

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Using Light and Sound to Reveal Rapid Brain Activity in Unprecedented Detail

May 2022

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Imagination Exercise Helps People Get a Grip on Real Pandemic Risks

August 2021

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Daniel Saban shares start-up story & science at VentureDay 2022

April 2022

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Terrie Moffitt & Avshalom Caspi Calculate "Pace of Aging" Score

May 2022

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