Bass Connections is a new university-wide initiative that links faculty and students to respond to complex challenges through problem-focused educational pathways and project teams.

In the News

The Global Health team, Evaluation of Scaling Innovative Healthcare Delivery in East Africa, traveled to Boston in March for the Consortium of Universities for Global Health conference, and presented their research on clincal quality measurement and adherence. See the full story and blog post here.

Duke has received $9.75 million in gifts and matching funds to support an initiative that focuses on harnessing massive amounts of information to tackle society’s biggest challenges, connecting to the Information Initiative at Duke (iiD) and Bass Connections. See the full story here.

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Student researchers, including on Bass Connections teams, presented their research at Visible Thinking on April 21. Students were put to the challenge, to explain their research during an elevator ride. Check out the video on Duke Today.


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Check out our new introductory video to Bass Connections and apply online!

Don't forget to attend the annual Visible Thinking research showcase tomorrow at French Family Science Center! More than 20 Bass Connections teams from across our five themes will be presenting posters featuring the research they have done this past year. 

This showcase will take place from 11:30am - 2pm. Afterwards, please join us for a Bass Connections celebration reception in the same space, 2-3pm. We’ll give out awards for the Best Posters (including “viewers’ choice”), so please come out and join us to celebrate another fantastic year of Bass Connections! 

On April 27th, the Social Science Research Institute will be hosting a Town Hall meeting for Round 2 of their $250,000 Social Science Challenge. This year's theme is "Building infrastructure to bridge the gap between social (including population) science and medical science". Duke faculty will work together to leverage their strenghts in each of these fields and bring them together in innovative ways. The town hall will set the foundation for the next stage in the challenge.

All faculty on this campus and the medicine school are invited to participate!