2016-2017 Teams


Art, Vision and the Brain: Autism and Face Processing
Using art to understand our social and visual experiences.
Team Leaders: Elizabeth Johnson, Michael Murias, Marianne Wardle

Beauty in Balance and Balance in Beauty: An Exploration of the Role of the Laws of Physics in Abstract Modern Art
Explore harmony, balance, and rhythm in physics and visual art.
Team Leaders: Erin Hanas, Tomasz Hueckel, Amilcare Porporato, Marc Sommer

Brain-Immune Interactions in Neurodegenerative Disease
Join us to search for novel approaches to find a cure for Alzheimer's disease.
Team Leaders: Ornit Chiba-Falek, Carol Colton, Kirby Gottschalk

The Construction of Memory at Duke and in Durham: Using Memory Studies
Understanding history creates understanding of ourselves. How can a University and a town connect with their complex past?
Team Leaders: Robin Kirk, Barbara Lau, Irene Silverblatt, Patrick Stawski

Improving Neurosurgery Patient Outcomes in Uganda
How can we make neurosurgery safer and more effective in the developing world?
Team Leaders: Michael Haglund, Emily Rose Smith

Neuroplicity: Leveraging New Media & Digital Storytelling to Connect Society to Neuroscience
How can we make neuroscience and neuroscientists more accessible to the public?
Team Leaders: Mark Olson, Nina Sherwood

Oculomotor Response as an Objective Assessment for Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in the Pediatric Population
Develop objective tools to gather real-time data in young athletes to assess sportrs-related head injuries.
Team Leaders: Dale Bass, Jason Luck, Bruce Capehart, Adam Mehlenbacher, Carrie Muh

Reconsidering Addiction and Opioid Abuse: Is There a Causal Chain Between Opioid Addiction, Morbidity, and Mortality?
How can we use big data to help doctors prevent opiate addiction and overdose?
Team Leaders: Thomas Buchleit, Christopher Edwards, Mat McCubbins, Steven Prakken

Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach
Solutions to the opiate epidemic already exist; the next step is educating the public about these resources.
Team Leaders: Andrew Muzyk, Nicole Schramm-Sapyta

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