Bass Connections brings together Duke faculty and students to explore real-world issues in interdisciplinary research teams.


Heidi White

Associate Professor of Medicine Heidi White led a project team called Music and Memory in the Aging Brain. “It has been a very enriching experience,” she says. “My faculty colleagues have stretched me, and the Duke undergraduate students are so amazing.”

Megan Snyder

A Bass Connections project team examined the effectiveness of daily music listening on the behavioral symptoms of patients with dementia and assessed perceptions of caregiver burden before and after the music intervention.

“This is the beginning of what I consider to be a long-term commitment to working with the people of Robeson County,” said John Stanifer, Duke nephrology fellow and Master of Science in Global Health graduate.


Jul 29

Mingle and celebrate with program participants while learning about topics ranging from sensorimotor functions to drug addiction adaptation. Refreshments provided.

Jul 29

Join us for hot dogs and cake to celebrate the culmination of this summer’s Data+ program. Student team members will display posters with their findings and be on hand to talk about what they discovered.

Sep 09

The mind-viscera connection has fascinated scientists for centuries, but its molecular underpinnings has remained largely unexplored.