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Dzirasa: COVID-19 Threatens Research Workforce

Friday, May 15, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic comes at a critical time for the biomedical research workforce, threatening both older and younger scientists, said DIBS Faculty Network Member Kafui Dzirasa, MD, PhD, Psychiatry, who also serves on the DIBS Faculty Steering Committee. More federal funding is needed to support... read more about Dzirasa: COVID-19 Threatens Research Workforce »

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Neuroscience Undergraduates Celebrate Graduation!

Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The Duke Institute for Brain Sciences helped make Commencement 2020 special, despite COVID-19 restrictions. The special website, on the Psychology & Neuroscience site, features videos from faculty, a "word cloud" reflecting the students' experiences, and other virtual celebrations.... read more about Neuroscience Undergraduates Celebrate Graduation!  »

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3 DIBS Faculty Elected to AAAS

Tuesday, May 12, 2020

DIBS Director Geri Dawson, Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, and DIBS Faculty Network Members Fan Wang and Richard Mooney, Neurobiology, all in the Duke School of Medicine, were among six Duke faculty named to the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Sciences. More HERE. read more about 3 DIBS Faculty Elected to AAAS »

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LaBar: COVID-19 Warps Sense of Time

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Having trouble remembering what day it is? You're not alone. COVID-19 is warping our perception of time. Staying at home can add to the sense that all days are alike. DIBS Faculty Network Member Kevin LaBar, Psychology & Neuroscience, talks with Discover Magazine.  read more about LaBar: COVID-19 Warps Sense of Time »

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Is it Habit or Addiction?

Monday, May 4, 2020

Addiction expert Nicole Schramm-Sapyta, PhD, discusses signs of addiction, who is most vulnerable, and the best antidote. She is an associate professor of the practice in the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences and the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science.... read more about Is it Habit or Addiction? »

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New Gastronaut Podcast Available

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Dive into the gut and brain with The Gastronauts Podcast! Duke Neurobiology PhD students Peter Weng (host) and Meredith Schmehl (producer) highlight the research and career paths of scientists from the Gastronauts Seminar Series. The Gastronauts Podcast is available on all major podcast platforms,... read more about New Gastronaut Podcast Available »

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Duke Autism Center Offers Tips for Parents

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

From an opinion piece in the Washington Post, a parent writes, "The world is out of order and scary right now, for adults and for kids, and for my autistic son and many other neurodiverse individuals, those changes can be particularly difficult to navigate." Geraldine Dawson, PhD, Director of the... read more about Duke Autism Center Offers Tips for Parents »

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4/27: DIBS 'Coping with COVID-19' Zoom

Wednesday, April 22, 2020

Members of the Duke community are invited to join the DIBS  Inclusion and Power Dynamics Team on Monday, April 27, for the kick-off event of our on-line conversation series to support our community during COVID-19. You may sign up and submit questions in advance at this link: https://duke... read more about 4/27: DIBS 'Coping with COVID-19' Zoom  »

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DIBS Seed Funds Lead to Interdisciplinary BRAIN Grants; 7:1 ROI

Tuesday, March 24, 2020

Editor's note: Letters of intent for DIBS Research Incubator and Germinator Awards are due May 1, 5 p.m., EDT. More more information, click HERE. Researchers Calakos & Yin ​​​​​Duke researchers Nicole Calakos and Henry Yin are both interested in how the brain converts goal-directed,... read more about DIBS Seed Funds Lead to Interdisciplinary BRAIN Grants; 7:1 ROI »

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DIBS Cancels March 29 Discovery Day

Thursday, March 12, 2020

Due to Covid-19 concerns and new Duke guidance regarding large public gatherings on campus, we are canceling DIBS Discovery Day, our annual public outreach event. The event had been scheduled from 1-4 p.m. on Sunday, March 29, with a sensory-friendly hour from 12 to 1 p.m. We appreciate support... read more about DIBS Cancels March 29 Discovery Day »