Durham Crisis Team Honors DIBS, Data+, Bass Connections

January 2, 2019

DIBS and Data+ faculty and their Bass Connections teams were honored Dec. 7 during Durham's 2018 Crisis Intervention Team Awards Banquet. DIBS Chief Operating Officer Nicole Schramm-Sapyta was named "Volunteer of the Year." For more information, please see the story, below.


Register Now for Feb. 4 Exhibit & Reception: Cajal's 'Beautiful Brain'

December 21, 2018

Members of the DIBS community are encouraged to register now for a very special event on Monday, Feb. 4, from 6:30-9 p.m., at UNC's Ackland Art Museum in Chapel Hill, featuring the famous drawings of Santiago Ramón y Cajal. Cajal is known as the father of neuroscience for his intense study of the brain's structure and function. The exhibition is making only one stop in the South, according to the Ackland.


How to Build a Better Argument

December 21, 2018

During the holidays, families often come together to share a meal. For many of us, it's a pleasant opportunity for good food and fellowship. For others, it means talking with family and friends whose political (and other) beliefs are very different from your own. In this piece, DIBS Faculty Network Member Walter Sinnott-Armstrong offers tips to keep the conversation civil. Click HERE to read what he's written.


DIBS Faculty Comment on New ADHD, Autism Research

December 21, 2018

New research indicates younger siblings of children with attention deficicit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and autism spectrum disorder could be at greater risk for developing the conditions, suggesting the conditions are inheritable.


2019 SCAN Symposium Scheduled April 11-13, Asheville

December 19, 2018

The Duke Institute for Brain Science's Center for Cognitive Neuroscience will host the 2019 Smokies Cognition & Neuroscience Symposium April 11-13, 2019, at the Renaissance Asheville Hotel in Asheville, NC.

SCANS is an informal event featuring cognitive and neuroscience laboratories from the sponsoring schools, Duke, Emory, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and Vanderbilt University. Speakers from the schools will share information on six main topics:


Duke Grad Students, Trainees Invited to Participate in DIBS Poster Contest

December 18, 2018

The 2019 DIBS Distinguished Lecture & Symposium, featuring Josh Gordon, MD, PhD, Director, National Institute of Mental Health, will include a brain-sciences poster exhibition and contest as part of the Feb. 20 event.

Duke grad students, postdoctoral fellows, resident physicians, and other Duke trainees are invited to submit a poster title and 250-word abstract for consideration. Two winners will be selected, one for basic-science research and the other for clinical research, and will each receive a $100 gift card.


2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards Announced

December 5, 2018

Six interdisciplinary Duke faculty teams have received 2018-2019 Research Incubator Awards from the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences (DIBS). The awards provide seed funding to support collaborative brain science research for projects of exceptional innovation and broad significance to the field.

The projects must engage at least two faculty representing multiple fields or levels of analysis and bring together investigators from across Duke whose individual programs of research are not already connected.


Neuroscience Majors Head Receives Prestigious Marshall Scholarship

December 3, 2018

Julie Uchitel, a Neuroscience and French double major, '19, and president of the Neuroscience Majors Union, is one of two Duke students to receive the prestigious Marshall Scholarship. She and Shomik Verna were among 1,000 applicants; 48 were selected to receive the award. Please click HERE for more.


Duke Study Identifies Different Model of Cerebellar Learning

October 24, 2018

Humans often learn motor skills through a process of trial and error, with mistakes leading to negative consequences that teach us to avoid future errors. But what if NOT making a mistake in the first place also helps us learn those skills?


$2.1 Million BRAIN Initiative Grant Awarded to Soderling & Eroglu

October 23, 2018

Astrocytes are “stars” not just because of their stellate shape, but because these non-neuronal glial cells regulate synaptic connectivity and function between neurons in the brain. Scientists know a lot about neurons, but less, especially at the molecular level, about astrocytes and their interactions with neurons.

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