Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, recently named Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN), has announced that Kevin S. LaBar, Professor of Psychology & Neuroscience in the Trinity College of Arts & Sciences, will serve as Associate Director for CCN. Dr. LaBar’s appointment was made in consultation with CCN faculty and other members of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) community.
Register NOW for Inclusion & Power Dynamics Workshops
August 27, 2018
DIBS, the Duke Office of Faculty Advancement, and the Office of the Vice Dean for Faculty in the School of Medicine are sponsoring a series of workshops in October focused on inclusion and power dynamics.
Adcock to Direct Center for Cognitive Neuroscience
August 16, 2018
The Faculty Governance Committee of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS) has announced the appointment of R. Alison Adcock, MD, PhD, to the position of Director of the Center for Cognitive Neuroscience (CCN). Dr. Adcock’s appointment was made by the Faculty Governance Committee, in consultation with Duke leadership, including the chairs of the Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Neurobiology, and Psychology & Neuroscience, with input from the CCN faculty.
Places we have lived bring with them strong memories. Scott Huettel, PhD, Chair of Psychology & Neuroscience and DIBS Faculty Goverance Committee member, helps us understand why in this New York Times article. Read more HERE.
Started as a task force in 2013, Duke’s Opioid Safety Committee is now an integral and permanent entity within Duke Health, ensuring compliance with state legislation and initiating actions aimed at curbing the nationwide opioid epidemic. “Duke is part of a growing movement among practitioners and researchers to study and address the different aspects of the epidemic,” says Lawrence Greenblatt, MD, co-chair of the committee.
Dawson Describes 'Phenomenal' Bass Teams Experience
July 31, 2018
Geraldine "Geri" Dawson, PhD, recently spoke to faculty about her experiences leading Bass Connections teams. She directs the Duke Center for Autism and Brain Development and chairs the Faculty Governance Committee at DIBS. More info HERE.
N.C. Health News Profiles Research on Post-operative Decline
July 18, 2018
About one older patient in four sees some level of decreased mental and functional decline after surgery. DIBS faculy members and others seek better understanding of the phenomenon and how to prevent it. From the July 16 issue of N.C. Health News. This collaborative research has been supported by two years of seed funding from the DIBS Research Incubator Award, and has resulted in additional follow-on funding and publication in peer-reviewed journals. https://www.northcarolinahealthnews.org/2018/07/16/focus-postoperative-decline-help-patients-hospitals/
A new Duke study may explain how the brain processes complex information from the world around us, and may also provide insight into some of our perceptual and cognitive limitations. The results appeared July 13 in Nature Communications. More
N&O Features DIBS/Bass Research on N.C. Heroin Overdose Deaths
June 12, 2018
The News & Observer of Raleigh has featured research done by DIBS faculty and student members of a Bass Connections Brain & Society team, "Stemming the Opiate Epidemic through Education and Outreach." The research was published in the May/June 2018 issue of the N.C. Medical Journal. More HERE.
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