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3 Duke Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Samantha Bouchal, a Neuroscience major, and Shomik Verma, both juniors at Duke, and Pranav Warman, a sophomore, have been named 2018 Barry M. Goldwater Scholars by the Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Program. Please click HERE for the rest of the story from Duke Today... read more about 3 Duke Students Receive Prestigious Goldwater Scholarships »


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April 13: Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Columbia University

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Dr. Michael Shadlen, Professor of Neuroscience at Columbia University Medical Center, will discuss, "The Neurobiology of Decision Making: A Window on Cognition," from noon to 1 p.m. on Friday, April 13, in LSRC-B035 (the DIBS Lecture Hall). Lunch is available; first come, first served. ... read more about April 13: Michael Shadlen, MD, PhD, Columbia University »


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Student Spotlight: Alexis Zachem '20

Monday, April 2, 2018

Hometown: Scarsdale, NY Current research project: I work in Dr. Hai Yan’s neuro-onco-genomics lab where I help to identify, characterize, and target genetic mutations that lead to glioblastoma brain tumors.  Thoughts of neuroscience education: My favorite thing about being a... read more about Student Spotlight: Alexis Zachem '20 »


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Neurology Post-doc Focuses Research on Curing Disease

Thursday, March 29, 2018

By William Alexander, Department of Neurology While researching the intricate processes of neurodegeneration that take place at the cellular level, Joe Delaney, PhD, keeps one concrete  goal in mind--to cure disease. In this week’s Spotlight interview ... more read more about Neurology Post-doc Focuses Research on Curing Disease »


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Kafui Dzirasa Joins Policy, Research Leaders on D.C. Panel

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

From Research!America: Mental health in this country is not getting the attention it deserves, says Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-TX-30). During Research!America’s 29th Annual Meeting of Members on March 14 in Washington, D.C., Rep. Johnson stressed the importance of early intervention... read more about Kafui Dzirasa Joins Policy, Research Leaders on D.C. Panel »


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Student Spotlight: Annika Sharma '20

Monday, March 19, 2018

Hometown: Bangalore, India Current research project: My project is titled The Oxytocin System in Eulemur: Insights into Mating Systems & Social Behavior. Eulemur is a genus of closely related lemur species of which some are monogamous while others mate promiscuously. The species also vary... read more about Student Spotlight: Annika Sharma '20 »


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'Brilliant Teacher' Receives Prestigious Award from Duke Medical Students

Monday, March 12, 2018

Len White, PhD, Associate Professor in Neurology and DIBS Faculty Network Member, has received the 2018 Duke Medicine Golden Apple Award for Preclinical Science Faculty. The award, presented March 10 during the annual School of Medicine Student-Faculty Show, is the most prestigious teaching... read more about 'Brilliant Teacher' Receives Prestigious Award from Duke Medical Students »


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March 23: Deadline for 'GLIACAMP' Abstracts

Thursday, March 8, 2018

March 23 is the deadline for abstract proposals for the Spring Retreat for the DIBS Neuroimmunology and Glia Group. The short talks will be selected by the committee from the submitted abstracts. This year there will be winner and runner-up prizes for best student poster, best postdoc poster, and... read more about March 23: Deadline for 'GLIACAMP' Abstracts »


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Duke Student Groups Bring 'Looking for Luke' to Campus March 8

Friday, March 2, 2018

The students of Duke NAMI, Peer for You, and the Asian Students Association (ASA) present a screening of “Looking for Luke,” which has been confirmed for Griffith Film Theater (in Bryan Center) on March 8 at 7:30pm. The event is free but registration is requested: RSVP at https://www.facebook.... read more about Duke Student Groups Bring 'Looking for Luke' to Campus March 8 »


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Bass Team Thrives on Collaboration

Friday, March 2, 2018

The Bass Connections project team Patients’ Journey to Medication Adherence went on a journey of its own last month. Faculty and student team members headed downtown to combine some personal bonding with service to the community by preparing, cooking and serving dinner for 260 shelter residents and... read more about Bass Team Thrives on Collaboration »


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