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Random Roommate Assignment Policy Builds Inclusivity

Monday, December 9, 2019

From Duke Today Staff:  Meeting your new roommate on move-in day might be a bit daunting, but what effect does a random roommate policy have on students over the course of the year? Dr. Sarah Gaither of Duke’s Psychology & Neuroscience department explains the benefits of randomly... read more about Random Roommate Assignment Policy Builds Inclusivity »


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Young Adults with ADHD at Higher Risk for Nicotine Addiction

Monday, December 9, 2019

From Duke Health News: People with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are more likely to self-administer nicotine and report more pleasurable responses than people without the condition, according to a study by Duke Health researchers. In a paper published in the journal... read more about Young Adults with ADHD at Higher Risk for Nicotine Addiction »


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LaBar Named AAAS Fellow

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

Kevin LaBar, PhD, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience, is one of seven Duke faculty named as Fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.  Fellows are selected by their AAAS peers and induction is considered a high honor. Dr. LaBar is Associate Director of the... read more about LaBar Named AAAS Fellow »


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Dawson Among 54 Duke Faculty Recognized for Prominent Research

Tuesday, November 19, 2019

DIBS Director Geraldine Dawson is among 54 of Duke's most prominent researchers, named to the 2019 list of Highly Cited Researchers. The list's goal, according to the compiler's website, is to recognize, "the world's most influential researchers ... demonstrated by the production of multiple ... read more about Dawson Among 54 Duke Faculty Recognized for Prominent Research »


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DIBS Awards 2019-2020 Research Incubator Grants

Thursday, November 7, 2019

Six interdisciplinary teams have received 2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The $100,000 awards are designed to promote high-risk/high-return neuroscience research that is collaborative, crosses academic boundaries, and is likely to draw external... read more about DIBS Awards 2019-2020 Research Incubator Grants »


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2019-2020 Research Germinator Awards Announced!

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Four interdisciplinary research teams will conduct innovative neuroscience research with support from 2019 Research Germinator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS).  The teams are focused on:  Reducing post-operative cognitive decline for people with dementia... read more about 2019-2020 Research Germinator Awards Announced! »


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Cognitive Development Society Honors Bergelson

Friday, October 25, 2019

The Cognitive Development Society has recognized DIBS Faculty Network Member Elika Bergelson, Psychology & Neurology, with a Steve Reznick Early Career Award. The award recognizes young scholars for their outstanding research contributions to the study of cognitive development and who show... read more about Cognitive Development Society Honors Bergelson »


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DIBS Discovery Day Featured in SfN Poster Exhibit

Monday, October 21, 2019

Meredith Schmehl, a Duke Neurobiology PhD student, exhibits her poster on DIBS Discovery Day during Neuroscience 2019, the annual meeting for the Society for Neuroscience (SfN). The poster was accepted as part of SfN's Brain Awareness Campaign Event. SfN's 49th annual meeting... read more about DIBS Discovery Day Featured in SfN Poster Exhibit »


Samanez-Larkin Receives Neuroeconomics Early Career Award

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Gregory Samanez-Larkin, Assistant Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience and DIBS Faculty Network Member, has received an Early Career Award from the Society for Neuroeconomics for research that examines how aging affects motivation and cognition across the lifespan. The award given... read more about Samanez-Larkin Receives Neuroeconomics Early Career Award »


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DIBS Faculty Network Member Jenny Tung Wins Genius Grant

Thursday, October 17, 2019

If you asked Jenny Tung’s parents, “no one’s kids that they knew of went off to Africa every summer to look at monkeys.” But Tung has been doing just that since her first trip to Kenya in 2006 to study the wild baboons of Amboseli. She joined a research project that year that had been watching... read more about DIBS Faculty Network Member Jenny Tung Wins Genius Grant »


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